7 nTychicus, a beloved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me. 8 oI am sending him to you for this very purpose, that 2he may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts, 9 with pOnesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make known to you all things which are happening here.
10 qAristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, with rMark the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions: if he comes to you, welcome him), 11 and Jesus who is called Justus. These are my only fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are of the circumcision; they have proved to be a comfort to me.
12 sEpaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always tlaboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand uperfect and 3complete in all the will of God. 13 For I bear him witness that he has a great 4zeal for you, and those who are in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis. 14 vLuke the beloved physician and wDemas greet you. 15 Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea, and 5Nymphas and xthe church that is in 6his house.
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