1Awuranom, momma mo asomfo nea ɛteɛ. Monkae sɛ mo nso mowɔ Owura wɔ ɔsoro.
2Mommɔ mpae daa. Monyɛ nnam wɔ mo mpaebɔ mu na monna Onyankopɔn ase. 3Mommɔ mpae mma yɛn nso wɔ bere koro no ara mu na Onyankopɔn ama yɛn mu kwan ama yɛatumi aka Asɛmpa no ne Kristo ho ahintasɛm. Efisɛ ɛno nti na meda afiase no. 4Mommɔ mpae na matumi akasa ama ntease aba mu, sɛnea ɛsɛ sɛ mekasa. 5Bere biara a mubenya kwan ne wɔn a wɔnyɛ agyidifo ahyia no, mo ne wɔn nkasa nyansa mu. 6Daa, monka kasa pa a ɛyɛ anigye nkyerɛ wɔn na momma wɔn mu biara mmuae pa.
7Yɛn nuabarima pa Tihiko a ɔyɛ odwumayɛni pa na ɔsan yɛ Awurade adwumayɛ mu somfo no bɛka me ho asɛm akyerɛ mo. 8Eyi nti na meresoma no mo nkyɛn, ama moahu sɛnea yɛn ho te, na wahyɛ mo nkuran nso. 9Onua Onesimo a ɔyɛ ɔdɔfo nokwafo na ɔsan fra mo kuw mu no ne no na ɛreba. Wɔbɛka biribiara a ɛrekɔ so wɔ ha akyerɛ mo.
10Me yɔnko Aristarko a ɔne me da afiase no kyia mo. Saa ara na Barnaba wɔfaase Marko nso kyia mo. Wɔaka akyerɛ mo se sɛ ɔba mo nkyɛn a munnye no fɛw so.
11Yesu a wɔfrɛ no Yusto no nso kyia mo. Saa nnipa baasa yi nko ara ne Yudafo agyidifo a me ne wɔn reyɛ Onyankopɔn Ahenni no ho adwuma a wɔaboa me yiye.
12Kristo Yesu somfo a wɔfrɛ no Epafra a ɔfra mo kuw mu no nso kyia mo. Daa ɔbɔ mpae dennen srɛ Onyankopɔn sɛ ɔnhyɛ mo den na ɔmma mo nyansa na mommrɛ mo ho ase mma nʼapɛde. 13Metumi adi ne nsiyɛ ho adanse akyerɛ mo ne nnipa a wɔwɔ Laodikea ne Hierapoli no.
14Luka a ɔyɛ yɛn yaresafo pa no ne Dema kyia mo.
15Yekyia anuanom a wɔwɔ Laodikea ne Nimfa ne asafo a wohyia wɔ ne fi no.
16Sɛ mokenkan saa nhoma yi wie a monhwɛ sɛ mobɛkenkan akyerɛ asafo a wɔwɔ Laodikea no. Saa ara nso na monkenkan nhoma a efi Laodikea no.
17Monka nkyerɛ Arkipo se, “Bɔ mmɔden sɛ wubewie ɔsom a wɔde ahyɛ wo nsa wɔ Awurade din mu no.”
18Me Paulo, me nsa ano nkyerɛw a mede kyia mo ni: Monkae me mpokyerɛ no. Onyankopɔn adom nka mo.
1Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.
2Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3And 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. 4Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
7Tychicus will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant4:7 Or slave; also in verse 12 in the Lord. 8I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about our4:8 Some manuscripts that he may know about your circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts. 9He is coming with Onesimus, our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you. They will tell you everything that is happening here.
10My 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.) 11Jesus, who is called Justus, also sends greetings. These are the only Jews4:11 Greek only ones of the circumcision group among my co-workers for the kingdom of God, and they have proved a comfort to me. 12Epaphras, 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. 13I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis. 14Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings. 15Give my greetings to the brothers and sisters at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.
16After 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.
17Tell Archippus: “See to it that you complete the ministry you have received in the Lord.”
18I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.