Colossians 4:1-4 — Prayer for Paul

1 Masters, give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;

meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains,

that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

you also (v.1) — you, as well as your slaves

continue (v.2) — with the sense of “being strong” — persevere

being vigilant (v.2) = be spiritually awake, give strict attention to

in chains (v.3) — Paul’s preaching of the mystery led to his persecution which led to his arrest and imprisonment

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