Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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;

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, treat your slaves justly and fairly, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven. 2 Devote yourselves to prayer. Be alert and thankful when you pray. 3 At the same time also pray for us that God would open before us a door for the word so that we may tell the secret about the Messiah, for which I have been imprisoned.


Cross References

Luke 18:1

Jesus told his disciples a parable about their need to pray all the time and never give up.

Ephesians 6:18

Pray in the Spirit at all times with every kind of prayer and request. Likewise, be alert with your most diligent efforts and pray for all the saints.

Philippians 4:6

Never worry about anything. Instead, in every situation let your petitions be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving.

Colossians 2:7

For you have been rooted in him and are being built up and strengthened in the faith, just as you were taught, while you continue to be thankful.

Colossians 3:15

Let the peace of the Messiah also rule in your hearts, to which you were called in one body, and be thankful.

1 Samuel 12:23

Now as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you. I'll also instruct you in the way that is good and right.

Job 15:4

Yet you dispense with fear of God and hinder meditations before God.

Job 27:8-10

For where is the hope of the godless when he is eliminated; when God takes away his life?

Psalm 55:16-17

I call upon God, and the LORD will deliver me.

Psalm 109:4

Instead of receiving my love, they accuse me, though I continue in prayer.

Matthew 26:41

All of you must stay awake and pray that you won't be tempted. The spirit is indeed willing, but the body is weak."

Mark 13:33

Be careful! Watch out! Because you don't know when the time will come.

Luke 21:36

So be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place and to take your stand in the presence of the Son of Man."

Romans 12:12

Be joyful in hope, patient in trouble, and persistent in prayer.

Colossians 1:9

For this reason, since the day we heard about this, we have not stopped praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the full knowledge of God's will with respect to all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do, whether by speech or action, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of the Messiah Jesus, sends you his greetings. He is always wrestling in his prayers for you, so that you may stand mature, completely convinced of the entire will of God.

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

Continually be prayerful.

1 Peter 4:7

Because everything will soon come to an end, be sensible and clear-headed, so you can pray.

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