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Masters, be granting to your slaves the just[a] thing and equality[b], knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Devote Yourselves To Prayer

Be devoting-yourselves to prayer, keeping-watch[c] in it with thanksgiving,

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  1. Colossians 4:1 Or, right, righteous (before your Master).
  2. Colossians 4:1 That is, treat them as equals before your common Master. Or, equity, fairness (from your common Master’s point of view). Paul is not directly referring to emancipation.
  3. Colossians 4:2 Or, staying-alert.