Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Continue in prayer and watch 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.

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,

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 Ye masters do unto your servants that which is just and equal, seeing ye know that ye have also a master in heaven. 2 Continue in prayer and watch in the same with thanksgiving, 3 praying also for us, that God open unto us the door of utterance, that we may speak the mystery of Christ - wherefore I am in bonds -


Cross References

Luke 18:1

He put forth a similitude unto them, signifying that men ought always to pray, and not to be weary,

Ephesians 6:18

and pray always with all manner prayer and supplication - and that in the spirit - and watch thereunto with all instance and supplication for all saints,

Philippians 4:6

Be not careful: but in all things show your petition unto God in prayer and supplication with giving of thanks.

Colossians 2:7

and steadfast in the faith, as ye have learned: and therein be plenteous in giving thanks.

Colossians 3:15

and the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which peace ye are called in one body: and see that ye be thankful.

1 Samuel 12:23

Moreover, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in leaving praying for you and to show you the good and right way.

Job 15:4

As for shame, thou hast set it aside - else wouldest thou not make so many words before God.

Job 27:8-10

What hope hath the hypocrite, though he have great good, and though God give him riches after his heart's desire?

Psalm 55:16-17

As for me, I will call unto God, and the LORD shall save me.

Psalm 109:4

For the love that I had unto them, they take now my contrary part; but I give myself unto prayer.

Matthew 26:41

Watch and pray, that ye fall not into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Mark 13:33

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

Luke 21:36

Watch therefore continually and pray, that ye may obtain grace to fly all this that shall come. And that ye may stand before the son of man."

Romans 12:12

Rejoice in hope. Be patient in tribulation, continue in prayer.

Colossians 1:9

For this cause we also, since the day we heard of it have not ceased praying for you, and desiring that ye might be fulfilled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

Colossians 3:17

And all things, whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the father by him.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras the servant of Christ, which is one of you, saluteth you, and always laboureth fervently for you in prayers that ye may stand perfect, and full in all that is the will of God.

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

Pray continually.

1 Peter 4:7

The end of all things is at hand. Be ye therefore discreet, and sober, that ye may be apt to prayers.

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