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Colossians 4:2-4 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

Be ye busy in prayer, and wake in it, in doing of thankings;

and pray each for other, and for us [praying together and for us], that God open to us the door of word, to speak the mystery of Christ; for which also I am bound,

that I show it, so as it behooveth me to speak.

Colossians 4:2-4 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

He exhorts them to be fervent in prayer, to walk wisely with regard to persons who have not yet come to the true knowledge of Christ, and greets them.

Continue in prayer, and keep vigil in the same with thanksgiving, praying also for us: that God would open for us the door of utterance so that we may speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds; that I may speak it as it behoves me to do.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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Colossians 4:2-4 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

[a][b]Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving,

[c]Praying also for us, that God may open unto us the [d]door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ: wherefore I am also in bonds,

That I may utter it, as it becometh me to speak.

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 4:2 He addeth certain general exhortations and at length endeth his Epistle with divers familiar and godly salutations.
  2. Colossians 4:2 Prayers must be continual and earnest.
  3. Colossians 4:3 Such as minister the word, must especially be commended to the prayers of the Church.
  4. Colossians 4:3 An open and free mouth to preach the Gospel.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

Geneva Bible, 1599 Edition. Published by Tolle Lege Press. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without written permission from the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations in articles, reviews, and broadcasts.

Colossians 4:2-4 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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