Overview of the chapter:
The duty of masters to their servants, (v. 1).
Continuance in prayer recommended, to which watchfulness and thanksgiving should be joined (v. 2).
And to pray particularly for the success of the Gospel (vv. 3-4).
Directions concerning walking wisely, redeeming of time, and godly conversation (vv. 5-6).
Paul refers them to Tychius and Onesimus, whom he sends to them for particulars relative to his present circumstances (vv.7-9).
Mentions the salutations of several then at Rome, of whom he gives some interesting particulars (vv. 10-14).
Paul sends his own salutations to the brethren in Laodicea, and to Nymphas and the Church at his house (v.15).
Paul directs this epistle to be read in the Church of the Laodiceans, and that to them to be read at Colosse (v. 16).
Paul gives directions to Archippus relative to his ministry (v. 17).
Paul concludes with salutations to the people at Colosse, to whom he sends his apostolic benediction (v. 18).