Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

歌罗西书 4

1你们做主人的,对待奴仆要公平合理,别忘了你们也有一位天上的主。

勉励祷告

你们要以感恩和警醒的心恒切祷告。 要为我们祷告,求上帝为我们打开传道的门,好传扬基督的奥秘——我就是为此而被囚禁的。 也要求上帝使我能尽自己的本分把这奥秘讲清楚。

你们要把握时机,运用智慧和非信徒交往。 谈吐要温和、风趣[a],知道该怎样回答每个人。

结语

有关我一切的事情,推基古会告诉你们。他是我亲爱的弟兄,是和我一同事奉主的忠仆。 我特意派他去见你们,好让你们知道我们的近况,并鼓励你们。 这次和他同行的还有另一位忠心的弟兄——亲爱的阿尼西谋,他是你们那里的人。他们会把这里的详细情形告诉你们。

问候

10 和我一同坐牢的亚里达古问候你们,巴拿巴的表弟马可也问候你们。关于马可,我嘱咐过你们,如果他去你们那里,你们要接待他。 11 耶数,又名犹士都,问候你们。受过割礼的犹太基督徒中,只有这三人和我一同为上帝的国工作,他们是我的安慰。 12 来自你们那里、做基督耶稣奴仆的以巴弗弟兄问候你们。他常常恳切地为你们祷告,好使你们信心坚定,生命成熟,深知上帝一切的旨意。 13 他为了你们以及老底嘉和希拉波立的弟兄姊妹而不辞劳苦,这是我可以作证的。 14 此外,亲爱的路加医生和底马也问候你们。 15 请代我问候在老底嘉的弟兄姊妹,也问候宁法姊妹和在她家里聚会的人。 16 你们当众宣读这封信后,也要交给老底嘉教会宣读,你们也要宣读老底嘉教会转给你们的信。 17 请告诉亚基布务要完成主交给他的工作。 18 我保罗亲笔问候你们。请你们不要忘记狱中的我。

愿上帝的恩典常与你们同在!

  1. 4:6 风趣”希腊文是“用盐调和”。

New Living Translation

Colossians 4

1Masters, be just and fair to your slaves. Remember that you also have a Master—in heaven.

An Encouragement for Prayer

Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ. That is why I am here in chains. Pray that I will proclaim this message as clearly as I should.

Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive[a] so that you will have the right response for everyone.

Paul’s Final Instructions and Greetings

Tychicus will give you a full report about how I am getting along. He is a beloved brother and faithful helper who serves with me in the Lord’s work. I have sent him to you for this very purpose—to let you know how we are doing and to encourage you. I am also sending Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, one of your own people. He and Tychicus will tell you everything that’s happening here.

10 Aristarchus, who is in prison with me, sends you his greetings, and so does Mark, Barnabas’s cousin. As you were instructed before, make Mark welcome if he comes your way. 11 Jesus (the one we call Justus) also sends his greetings. These are the only Jewish believers among my co-workers; they are working with me here for the Kingdom of God. And what a comfort they have been!

12 Epaphras, a member of your own fellowship and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you his greetings. He always prays earnestly for you, asking God to make you strong and perfect, fully confident that you are following the whole will of God. 13 I can assure you that he prays hard for you and also for the believers in Laodicea and Hierapolis.

14 Luke, the beloved doctor, sends his greetings, and so does Demas. 15 Please give my greetings to our brothers and sisters[b] at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church that meets in her house.

16 After you have read this letter, pass it on to the church at Laodicea so they can read it, too. And you should read the letter I wrote to them.

17 And say to Archippus, “Be sure to carry out the ministry the Lord gave you.”

18 HERE IS MY GREETING IN MY OWN HANDWRITING—PAUL.

Remember my chains.

May God’s grace be with you.

  1. 4:6 Greek and seasoned with salt.
  2. 4:15 Greek brothers.