Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

In the prayer continue ye, watching in it in 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;

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.

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 The masters! that which is righteous and equal to the servants give ye, having known that ye also have a Master in the heavens. 2 In the prayer continue ye, watching in it in thanksgiving; 3 praying at the same time also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to speak the secret of the Christ, because of which also I have been bound,


Cross References

Luke 18:1

And he spake also a simile to them, that it behoveth us always to pray, and not to faint,

Ephesians 6:18

through all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the Spirit, and in regard to this same, watching in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints --

Philippians 4:6

for nothing be anxious, but in everything by prayer, and by supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God;

Colossians 2:7

being rooted and built up in him, and confirmed in the faith, as ye were taught -- abounding in it in thanksgiving.

Colossians 3:15

and let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also ye were called in one body, and become thankful.

1 Samuel 12:23

'I, also, far be it from me to sin against Jehovah, by ceasing to pray for you, and I have directed you in the good and upright way;

Job 15:4

Yea, thou dost make reverence void, And dost diminish meditation before God.

Job 27:8-10

For what is the hope of the profane, When He doth cut off? When God doth cast off his soul?

Psalm 55:16-17

I -- to God I call, and Jehovah saveth me.

Psalm 109:4

For my love they oppose me, and I -- prayer!

Matthew 26:41

watch, and pray, that ye may not enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is forward, but the flesh weak.'

Mark 13:33

Take heed, watch and pray, for ye have not known when the time is;

Luke 21:36

watch ye, then, in every season, praying that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are about to come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.'

Romans 12:12

in the hope rejoicing; in the tribulation enduring; in the prayer persevering;

Colossians 1:9

Because of this, we also, from the day in which we heard, do not cease praying for you, and asking that ye may be filled with the full knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

Colossians 3:17

and all, whatever ye may do in word or in work, do all things in the name of the Lord Jesus -- giving thanks to the God and Father, through him.

Colossians 4:12

Salute you doth Epaphras, who is of you, a servant of Christ, always striving for you in the prayers, that ye may stand perfect and made full in all the will of God,

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

continually pray ye;

1 Peter 4:7

And of all things the end hath come nigh; be sober-minded, then, and watch unto the prayers,

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