Parallel Verses

Common New Testament

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful in it 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.

Anderson New Testament

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

Bible in Basic English

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

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, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. 2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3 And pray for us as well, that God may open a door to us for the word, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains,


Cross References

Luke 18:1

Then he told them a parable, to show that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.

Ephesians 6:18

Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and petition. And with this in view, keep alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,

Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Colossians 2:7

rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, overflowing with thanksgiving.

Colossians 3:15

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.

Colossians 3:15

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.

Colossians 3:15

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.

Colossians 3:15-10

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.

Colossians 3:15-17

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.

Colossians 3:15

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.

Matthew 26:41

Watch and pray, so that you will not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Mark 13:33

Take heed, watch; for you do not know when the time will come.

Luke 21:36

Watch at all times, and pray always that you may have strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."

Romans 12:12

Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be faithful in prayer.

Colossians 1:9

For this reason also, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and 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 the Father through him.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of your number, a servant of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

pray without ceasing,

1 Peter 4:7

The end of all things is near; therefore be clear minded and sober for your prayers.

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