1 Masters, give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
2 Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;
3 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,
4 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