Knijga O Kristu

Poslanica Kološanima 4

1Gospodari, postupajte pravedno i pošteno prema svojim robovima. Ne zaboravite da i vi imate Gospodara - na nebu!

Poticaj na molitvu

Molite se ustrajno i budno, sa zahvalnošću.

Molite se i za nas, da nam Bog otvori vrata kako bismo mogli navješćivati Kristovo otajstvo zbog kojega sam u okovima

te da ga navijestim onako kako treba.

Mudro postupajte prema onima koji su vani; ne gubite vrijeme.

Neka vaše riječi uvijek budu ljubazne, solju začinjene, da znate što kome treba reći.

Posljednje napomene i pozdravi

Dragi brat Tihik ispričat će vam sve o meni. On vjerno služi Gospodinu skupa sa mnom.

Šaljem ga k vama upravo zato da vam ispriča kako smo i da vam utješi srce.

Šaljem vam i vjernoga, dragog brata Onezima, vašega zemljaka. On i Tihik ispričat će vam kako je ovdje.

10 Pozdravlja vas Aristarh, koji je sa mnom u zatvoru, te Barnabin nećak Marko, za kojega sam vas već prije uputio da ga lijepo primite dođe li k vama.

11 Pozdravlja vas i Isus, kojega zovemo Just. To su jedini moji suradnici na kraljevstvu Božjemu koji su židovskoga podrijetla. Oni su mi bili utjeha.

12 Pozdravlja vas vaš zemljak Epafra, sluga Krista Isusa. On se uvijek žarko moli za vas da, prema Božjoj volji, budete zreli i čvrsti u vjeri.

13 Zaista vam mogu reći da se svojski trudi za vas, kao i za kršćane u Laodiceji i u Hierapolu.

14 Pozdravljaju vas dragi liječnik Luka i Dema.

15 Pozdravite braću i sestre u Laodiceji te Nimfu i Crkvu koja se sastaje u njezinu domu.

16 Kad pročitate ovo pismo, neka ga pročitaju i u laodicejskoj Crkvi, a vi pročitajte ono koje sam njima napisao.

17 Arhipu recite da obavlja službu koju mu je Gospodin dao.

18 Evo i pozdrava mojom, Pavlovom rukom.Sjećajte se mojih okova.Neka je s vama Božja milost.

New International Version - UK

Colossians 4

1Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.

Further instructions

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act towards outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

Final greetings

Tychicus will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant[a] in the Lord. I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about our[b] circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts. He is coming with Onesimus, our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you. They will tell you everything that is happening here.

10 My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.) 11 Jesus, who is called Justus, also sends greetings. These are the only Jews[c] among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have proved a comfort to me. 12 Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. 13 I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis. 14 Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings. 15 Give my greetings to the brothers and sisters at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.

16 After this letter has been read to you, see that it is also read in the church of the Laodiceans and that you in turn read the letter from Laodicea.

17 Tell Archippus: ‘See to it that you complete the ministry you have received in the Lord.’

18 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.

Notas al pie

  1. Colossians 4:7 Or slave; also in verse 12
  2. Colossians 4:8 Some manuscripts that he may know about your
  3. Colossians 4:11 Greek only ones of the circumcision group