Parallel Verses

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;

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

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:

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 In prayer persevere, watching in it in gratitude 3 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; 4 That I might manifest, as is fitting for me to speak.


Cross References

Ephesians 6:19-20

And for me, that the word might be given me, in the opening of my mouth in freedom of speech, to make known the mystery of the good news,

Acts 14:27

And having arrived, and gathered the church together, they announced what God did with them, and that he opened the door of faith to the nations.

Philippians 1:7

As it is just for me to think this concerning you all, for my having you in the heart; both in my bonds, and in the justification and confirmation of the good news, ye all being partakers of grace with me.

Matthew 13:11

And having answered, he said to them, For to you it was given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it was not given.

Romans 15:30-32

And I beseech you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by love of the Spirit, to fight together with me in prayers for me to God;

1 Corinthians 4:1

So let a man reckon us, as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

1 Corinthians 16:9

For a door has stood open to me, great and effective, and many opposed.

2 Corinthians 2:12

And coming to Troas for the good news of Christ, and a door having been opened to me in the Lord,

Ephesians 3:1

For this, I Paul, the imprisoned of Christ Jesus for you the nations,

Ephesians 4:1

Therefore I, the imprisoned in the Lord, beseech you to walk Worthy of the calling which ye were called,

Philippians 1:13-14

So that my bonds in Christ were manifest in the whole pretorium, and to all the rest;

Philippians 1:19

For I know that this shall be turned to me for salvation by your prayer, and the furnishing more of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

Colossians 1:26

The mystery hid from times immemorial, and from generations, and now has been manifested to his holy ones:

Colossians 2:2-3

That their hearts might be comforted, being joined together in love, and to all the riches of the complete certainty of the understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and the Father, and of Christ;

1 Thessalonians 5:25

Brethren, pray for us.

2 Thessalonians 3:1-2

As to the rest, pray, brethren, for us, that the word of the Lord may run, and be honoured, as also with you:

2 Timothy 1:16

May the Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for many times he refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my perplexity:

2 Timothy 2:9

In which I suffer ill treatment, to bonds, as an evil doer; but the word of God has not been bound.

2 Timothy 2:9

In which I suffer ill treatment, to bonds, as an evil doer; but the word of God has not been bound.

Hebrews 13:18-19

Pray for us: for we have trusted that we have a good consciousness, in all things wishing to be well occupied.

Revelation 3:7-8

And to the messenger of the church in Philadelphia write; Thus says the holy, the true, he having the key of David, he opening, and no one shuts; and he shuts, and no one opens;

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