Parallel Verses

Anderson New Testament

Persevere in prayer, and be watchful in the same with thanksgiving;

New American Standard Bible

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;

King James Version

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

Holman Bible

Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving.

International Standard Version

Devote yourselves to prayer. Be alert and thankful when you pray.

A Conservative Version

Continue in prayer, being vigilant in it with thankfulness.

American Standard Version

Continue stedfastly in prayer, watching therein with thanksgiving;

Amplified

Be persistent and devoted to prayer, being alert and focused in your prayer life with an attitude of thanksgiving.

An Understandable Version

Continue to pray regularly; stay alert and be thankful.

Bible in Basic English

Give yourselves to prayer at all times, keeping watch with praise;

Common New Testament

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Persevere and be vigilant in prayer and in thanksgiving:

Darby Translation

Persevere in prayer, watching in it with thanksgiving;

Godbey New Testament

Be constant in prayer, watching in the same with thanksgiving;

Goodspeed New Testament

Be persistent in prayer and wide awake about it when you give thanks.

John Wesley New Testament

Continue in prayer, and watch therein with thanksgiving:

Julia Smith Translation

In prayer persevere, watching in it in gratitude

King James 2000

Continue in prayer, and watch in it with thanksgiving;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving,

Modern King James verseion

Continue in prayer and watch in it with thanksgiving,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Continue in prayer and watch in the same with thanksgiving,

Moffatt New Testament

Attend to your prayers, maintain your zest for prayer by thanksgiving;

Montgomery New Testament

Be unwearied in prayer, and keep awake in it when giving thanks.

NET Bible

Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving.

New Heart English Bible

Continue steadfastly in prayer, watching therein with thanksgiving;

Noyes New Testament

Persevere in prayer, being watchful therein with thanksgiving;

Sawyer New Testament

Be constant in prayer, watching in it with thanksgiving,

The Emphasized Bible

Unto prayer, be devoting yourselves, watching therein with thanksgiving:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Persevere in prayer, watching therein with thanksgiving;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Devote yourselves to prayer. Give your whole mind to it, and also offer thanksgiving;

Webster

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

Weymouth New Testament

Be earnest and unwearied in prayer, being on the alert in it and in your giving of thanks.

Williams New Testament

You must persevere in prayer and by this means stay wide awake when you give thanks.

World English Bible

Continue steadfastly in prayer, watching therein with thanksgiving;

Worrell New Testament

Persevere in prayer, watching therein with thanksgiving;

Worsley New Testament

Persevere in prayer, and be watchful in it, with thanksgiving.

Youngs Literal Translation

In the prayer continue ye, watching in it in thanksgiving;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
προσκαρτερέω 
Proskartereo 
Usage: 10

in prayer
προσευχή 
Proseuche 
Usage: 31

and watch
γρηγορεύω 
Gregoreuo 
Usage: 6

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the same

Usage: 0

with
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 4:2

References

Images Colossians 4:2

Context Readings

Further Advice For The Christian Life

1 Masters, give to your servants what is just and equal, for you know that you have a Master in heaven. 2 Persevere in prayer, and be watchful in the same with thanksgiving; 3 praying at the same time also for us, that God may open for us a door of utterance to speak the mystery of the Christ, for which I am in bonds,


Cross References

Luke 18:1

And he spoke a parable to them, that they ought always to pray, and not to become weary,

Ephesians 6:18

praying with all prayer and supplication, at all times, in the Spirit; and to this end being watchful in all perseverance, and supplication for all the saints:

Philippians 4:6

Be anxious about nothing, but in every thing, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God:

Colossians 2:7

rooted, and built up in him, and strengthened in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

Colossians 3:15

And let the peace of God, to which you are called in one body, rule in your hearts, and be thankful.

Colossians 3:15

And let the peace of God, to which you are called in one body, rule in your hearts, and be thankful.

Colossians 3:15

And let the peace of God, to which you are called in one body, rule in your hearts, and be thankful.

Colossians 3:15-10

And let the peace of God, to which you are called in one body, rule in your hearts, and be thankful.

Colossians 3:15-17

And let the peace of God, to which you are called in one body, rule in your hearts, and be thankful.

Colossians 3:15

And let the peace of God, to which you are called in one body, rule in your hearts, and be thankful.

Matthew 26:41

Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit is, willing, but the flesh is weak.

Mark 13:33

Take heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is.

Luke 21:36

Watch, therefore, and pray at all times, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Romans 12:12

in hope, be joyful; in affliction, be patient; in prayer, be per severing;

Colossians 1:9

For this reason, we also, from the day in which we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to request that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you; he always strives earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

pray without ceasing;

1 Peter 4:7

But the end of all things is at hand; be sober-minded, therefore, and watchful, that you may pray.

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