Parallel Verses

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,

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:

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

At the same time pray for us, too, that God will open a door [of opportunity] to us for the word, to proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I have been imprisoned;

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:

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;

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 
Usage: 254
Usage: 527

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

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

God
θεός 
theos 
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 
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

Images Colossians 4:3

Prayers for Colossians 4:3

Context Readings

Further Advice For The Christian Life

2 Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving. 3 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, 4 so that I may reveal it as I am required to speak.


Cross References

Ephesians 6:19-20

Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel.

Acts 14:27

After they arrived and gathered the church together, they reported everything God had done with them and that He had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.

Philippians 1:7

It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because I have you in my heart, and you are all partners with me in grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and establishment of the gospel.

Matthew 13:11

He answered them, “Because the secrets of the kingdom of heaven have been given for you to know, but it has not been given to them.

Romans 15:30-32

Now I appeal to you, brothers, through our Lord Jesus Christ and through the love of the Spirit, to join with me in fervent prayers to God on my behalf.

1 Corinthians 4:1

A person should consider us in this way: as servants of Christ and managers of God’s mysteries.

1 Corinthians 16:9

because a wide door for effective ministry has opened for me—yet many oppose me.

2 Corinthians 2:12

When I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, the Lord opened a door for me.

Ephesians 3:1

For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—

Ephesians 4:1

Therefore I, the prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling you have received,

Philippians 1:13-14

so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard, and to everyone else, that my imprisonment is in the cause of Christ.

Philippians 1:19

because I know this will lead to my deliverance through your prayers and help from the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

Colossians 1:26

the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to His saints.

Colossians 2:2-3

I want their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery—Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:25

Brothers, pray for us also.

2 Thessalonians 3:1-2

Finally, brothers, pray for us that the Lord’s message may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you,

2 Timothy 1:16

May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.

2 Timothy 2:9

I suffer for it to the point of being bound like a criminal, but God’s message is not bound.

2 Timothy 2:9

I suffer for it to the point of being bound like a criminal, but God’s message is not bound.

Hebrews 13:18-19

Pray for us; for we are convinced that we have a clear conscience, wanting to conduct ourselves honorably in everything.

Revelation 3:7-8

“Write to the angel of the church in Philadelphia:

“The Holy One, the True One, the One who has the key of David, who opens and no one will close, and closes and no one opens says:

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