Parallel Verses

Webster

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,

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;

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 that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. 2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; 3 At the same time praying also for us, that God would open to us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:


Cross References

Luke 18:1

And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Ephesians 6:18

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching for this purpose with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Philippians 4:6

Be anxious for 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 established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

Colossians 3:15

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

1 Samuel 12:23

Moreover as for me, Far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:

Job 15:4

Yes, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.

Job 27:8-10

For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?

Psalm 55:16-17

As for me, I will call upon God: and the LORD will save me.

Psalm 109:4

For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself to prayer.

Matthew 26:41

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Mark 13:33

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

Luke 21:36

Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye 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

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing earnest in prayer;

Colossians 1:9

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

Colossians 3:17

And whatever ye 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, saluteth you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that ye 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 ye therefore sober, and watch to prayer.

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