I. He continues his account of the duty of masters, from the close of the former chapter, Col. 4:1. II. He exhorts to the duty of prayer (Col. 4:2-4), and to a prudent and decent conduct towards those with whom we converse, Col. 4:5, 6. III. He closes the epistle with the mention of several of his friends, of whom he gives an honourable testimony, Col. 4:7-18.