Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;

King James Version

Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

Holman Bible

At the same time, pray also for us that God may open a door to us for the message, to speak the mystery of the Messiah-for which I am in prison-

International Standard Version

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.

A Conservative Version

Praying simultaneously about us also, so that God may open to us a door of the word, to speak the mystery of the Christ, because of which I have also been bound,

American Standard Version

withal praying for us also, that God may open unto us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds;

Amplified

And at the same time pray for us also, that God may open a door to us for the Word (the Gospel), to proclaim the mystery concerning Christ (the Messiah) on account of which I am in prison;

An Understandable Version

At the same time, pray for us also, that God will open up a door [of opportunity] for [proclaiming] the message, so we can tell about the [previously] hidden secret of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned.

Anderson New Testament

praying at the same time also for us, that God may open for us a door of utterance to speak the mystery of the Christ, for which I am in bonds,

Bible in Basic English

And making prayer for us, that God may give us an open door for the preaching of the word, the secret of Christ, for which I am now in chains;

Common New Testament

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,

Daniel Mace New Testament

put up your requests likewise for me, that God would give me an opportunity to declare the mystery of Christ (for which I am even in bonds:)

Darby Translation

praying at the same time for us also, that God may open to us a door of the word to speak the mystery of Christ, on account of which also I am bound,

Godbey New Testament

at the same time also praying for us, in order that God may open to us the door of the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, on account of which I indeed am bound;

Goodspeed New Testament

Pray for me too, that God may give me an opening for the message, and let me tell the secret of Christ on account of which I am kept in prison

John Wesley New Testament

Withal, praying likewise 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:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

praying also together for us that God would open unto us the door of the word, to speak the mystery of the Christ, for which I am also in bonds,

Julia Smith Translation

Praying together also for us, that God would open to us a door of the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, by which also I was bound;

King James 2000

Praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

Lexham Expanded Bible

praying at the same time for us also, that God may open for us a door of the message, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which also {I am a prisoner},

Modern King James verseion

praying together about us also, that God may open to us a door of the Word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I also have been bound,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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 -

Moffatt New Testament

and pray for me as well, that God may give me an opening for the word, to speak of the open secret of Christ for which I am in custody.

Montgomery New Testament

Keep on praying for me, too, that God may open for me a door of utterance to speak the secret truth of Christ, for which I am a prisoner.

NET Bible

At the same time pray for us too, that God may open a door for the message so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.

New Heart English Bible

praying together for us also, that God may open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds;

New simplified Bible

Pray also for us that God may open to us a door for the word, to speak the secret of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned.

Noyes New Testament

praying at the same time for us also, that God may open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for the sake of which I am also in bonds;

Sawyer New Testament

praying also at the same time for us, that God will open to us a door of utterance to declare the mystery of Christ, for which also I am bound,

The Emphasized Bible

Praying, at the same time, for us also, - that, God, would open unto us a door for the word, so that we may speak the sacred secret of the Christ - for the sake of which also I am in bonds,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

praying also at the same time for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, that I may speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains:

Twentieth Century New Testament

And at the same time pray for us, that God may give us an opening for our Message, so that we may speak of the truths hidden in the Christ--the truths for which I am in chains!

Webster

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:

Weymouth New Testament

And pray at the same time for us also, that God may open for us a door for preaching, for us to tell the truth concerning Christ for the sake of which I am even a prisoner.

Williams New Testament

At the same time keep on praying for me too, that God may open the door of opportunity for the message, so that I may tell the open secret about Christ, for the sake of which I am held a prisoner,

World English Bible

praying together for us also, that God may open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds;

Worrell New Testament

at the same time praying for us also, that God may open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ (because of which I have also become bound),

Worsley New Testament

Praying at the same time for us also, that God would open to us a door of utterance, to declare the mystery of Christ, for which also I am in bonds: that I may make it manifest, as I ought.

Youngs Literal Translation

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,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἅμα 
Hama 
together , withal , with , and ,
Usage: 6

προσεύχομαι 
Proseuchomai 
Usage: 61




and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

for
περί 
Peri 
διά 
Dia 
of , for , concerning , about , as touching , touching , whereof Trans , not tr ,
by , through , with , for , for ... sake , therefore , for this cause , because ,
Usage: 254
Usage: 527

us
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our , us , we , not tr ,
Usage: 388

ἵνα 
Hina 
that , to ,
Usage: 472

God
θεός 
theos 
God , god , godly , God-ward ,
Usage: 1151

ἀνοίγω 
Anoigo 
Usage: 62

unto us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us , we , our , for us
Usage: 160

a door
θύρα 
Thura 
Usage: 25

λόγος 
Logos 
word , saying , account , speech , Word , thing , not tr ,
Usage: 256

to speak
λαλέω 
Laleo 
speak , say , tell , talk , preach , utter , , vr speak
Usage: 235

the mystery
μυστήριον 
Musterion 
Usage: 23

of Christ
Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

I am
δέω 
Deo 
bind , tie , knit , be in bonds , wind
Usage: 32

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Colossians 4:3

Context Readings

Further Advice For The Christian Life

2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; 3 praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned; 4 that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak.


Cross References

Ephesians 6:19-20

and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,

Acts 14:27

When they had arrived and gathered the church together, they began to report all things that God had done with them and how He had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.

Philippians 1:7

For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me.

Matthew 13:11

Jesus answered them, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.

Romans 15:30-32

Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me,

1 Corinthians 4:1

Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

1 Corinthians 16:9

for a wide door for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

2 Corinthians 2:12

Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ and when a door was opened for me in the Lord,

Ephesians 3:1

For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles--

Ephesians 4:1

Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,

Philippians 1:13-14

so that my imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole praetorian guard and to everyone else,

Philippians 1:19

for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

Colossians 1:26

that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints,

Colossians 2:2-3

that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ Himself,

1 Thessalonians 5:25

Brethren, pray for us.

2 Thessalonians 3:1-2

Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord will spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it did also with you;

2 Timothy 1:16

The Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains;

2 Timothy 2:9

for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned.

Hebrews 13:18-19

Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things.

Revelation 3:7-8

"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:



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