Parallel Verses

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},

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:

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:

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 Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving, 3 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}, 4 so that I may reveal it, as it is necessary for me to speak.


Cross References

Ephesians 6:19-20

and for me, that a word may be given to me at the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,

Acts 14:27

And [when they] arrived and called the church together, they reported all that God had done with them, and that he had opened a door of faith for the Gentiles.

Philippians 1:7

just as it is right for me to think this about all of you, because I have you in my heart, [since] both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel all of you are sharers of grace with me.

Matthew 13:11

And he answered [and] said to them, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to those [people] it has not been granted.

Romans 15:30-32

Now I exhort you, brothers, through our Lord Jesus Christ and through the love of the Spirit, to contend along with me in your prayers on my behalf to God,

1 Corinthians 4:1

Thus let a person consider us as servants of Christ and stewards of God's mysteries.

1 Corinthians 16:9

for a great and effective door has opened for me, and [there are] many opponents.

2 Corinthians 2:12

Now [when I] arrived in Troas for the gospel of Christ and a door was opened for me by the Lord,

Ephesians 3:1

On account of this I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles

Ephesians 4:1

Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, exhort you to live in a manner worthy of the calling with which you were called:

Philippians 1:13-14

so that my imprisonment in Christ has become known in the whole praetorium and to all the rest,

Philippians 1:19

for I know that this will turn out to me for deliverance through your prayer and the support of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

Colossians 1:26

the mystery [which] has been hidden from the ages and from the generations, but has now been revealed to his saints,

Colossians 2:2-3

so that their hearts may be encouraged, united in love and into all the wealth of the full assurance of insight into the knowledge of the mystery of God, Christ,

1 Thessalonians 5:25

Brothers, pray for us.

2 Thessalonians 3:1-2

Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may progress and be honored, just as also [it was] with you,

2 Timothy 1:16

May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he refreshed me many times, and was not ashamed of my imprisonment,

2 Timothy 2:9

in connection with which I suffer misfortune to the point of {imprisonment} as a criminal, but the word of God is not bound.

2 Timothy 2:9

in connection with which I suffer misfortune to the point of {imprisonment} as a criminal, but the word of God is not bound.

Hebrews 13:18-19

Pray for us, for we are convinced that we have a good conscience, [and] want to conduct ourselves commendably in every [way].

Revelation 3:7-8

"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: "This is what the holy one, the true one, the one who has the key of David, the one who opens and no one can shut, and who shuts and no one can open, says:

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