Parallel Verses

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,

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:

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.

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 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, 4 that I may manifest it, as it behoveth me to speak;


Cross References

Ephesians 6:19-20

and in behalf of me, that to me may be given a word in the opening of my mouth, in freedom, to make known the secret of the good news,

Acts 14:27

and having come and gathered together the assembly, they declared as many things as God did with them, and that He did open to the nations a door of faith;

Philippians 1:7

according as it is righteous for me to think this in behalf of you all, because of my having you in the heart, both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the good news, all of you being fellow-partakers with me of grace.

Matthew 13:11

And he answering said to them that -- 'To you it hath been given to know the secrets of the reign of the heavens, and to these it hath not been given,

Romans 15:30-32

And I call upon you, brethren, through our Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in the prayers for me unto God,

1 Corinthians 4:1

Let a man so reckon us as officers of Christ, and stewards of the secrets of God,

1 Corinthians 16:9

for a door to me hath been opened -- great and effectual -- and withstanders are many.

2 Corinthians 2:12

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

Ephesians 3:1

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

Ephesians 4:1

Call upon you, then, do I -- the prisoner of the Lord -- to walk worthily of the calling with which ye were called,

Philippians 1:13-14

so that my bonds have become manifest in Christ in the whole praetorium, and to the other places -- all,

Philippians 1:19

For I have known that this shall fall out to me for salvation, through your supplication, and the supply of the Spirit of Christ Jesus,

Colossians 1:26

the secret that hath been hid from the ages and from the generations, but now was manifested to his saints,

Colossians 2:2-3

that their hearts may be comforted, being united in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of the understanding, to the full knowledge of the secret of the God and Father, and of the Christ,

1 Thessalonians 5:25

Brethren, pray for us;

2 Thessalonians 3:1-2

As to the rest, pray ye, brethren, concerning us, that the word of the Lord may run and may be glorified, as also with you,

2 Timothy 1:16

may the Lord give kindness to the house of Onesiphorus, because many times he did refresh me, and of my chain was not ashamed,

2 Timothy 2:9

in which I suffer evil -- unto bonds, as an evil-doer, but the word of God hath not been bound;

2 Timothy 2:9

in which I suffer evil -- unto bonds, as an evil-doer, but the word of God hath not been bound;

Hebrews 13:18-19

Pray for us, for we trust that we have a good conscience, in all things willing to behave well,

Revelation 3:7-8

'And to the messenger of the assembly in Philadelphia write: These things saith he who is holy, he who is true, he who is having the key of David, he who is opening and no one doth shut, and he shutteth and no one doth open!

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