Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.

King James Version

Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

Holman Bible

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the time.

International Standard Version

Behave wisely toward outsiders, making the best use of your time.

A Conservative Version

Walk in wisdom toward those outside, redeeming the time,

American Standard Version

Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

Amplified

Behave yourselves wisely [living prudently and with discretion] in your relations with those of the outside world (the non-Christians), making the very most of the time and seizing (buying up) the opportunity.

An Understandable Version

Be wise in the way you live in front of outsiders [i.e., non-Christians], making the most of every opportunity.

Anderson New Testament

Walk in wisdom toward those who are without, redeeming the time.

Bible in Basic English

Be wise in your behaviour to those who are outside, making good use of the time.

Common New Testament

Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Be prudent in your conduct to those, who are not christians: and make the best of of every opportunity.

Darby Translation

Walk in wisdom towards those without, redeeming opportunities.

Godbey New Testament

Walk about in wisdom toward the aliens, buying in the opportunity.

Goodspeed New Testament

Use wisdom in dealing with outsiders, making the most of your opportunities.

John Wesley New Testament

Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Walk in wisdom towards outsiders, winning the occasion.

Julia Smith Translation

In wisdom walk toward them without, purchasing the time.

King James 2000

Walk in wisdom toward them that are outsiders, redeeming the time.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Live with wisdom toward those outside, making the most of the time.

Modern King James verseion

Walk in wisdom toward those on the outside, redeeming the time.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Walk wisely to them that are without, and redeem the time.

Moffatt New Testament

Let Christian wisdom rule your behaviour to the outside world; make the very most of your time;

Montgomery New Testament

Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward those without, buying up your opportunities.

NET Bible

Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunities.

New Heart English Bible

Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.

Noyes New Testament

Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, buying up opportunities.

Sawyer New Testament

Walk in wisdom towards those without, redeeming the time.

The Emphasized Bible

In wisdom, be walking towards them who are without, - the opportunity, buying out for yourselves,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Walk wisely with regard to those without, redeeming the time.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Show tact in your behavior to the outside world, making the most of every opportunity.

Webster

Walk in wisdom towards them that are without, redeeming the time.

Weymouth New Testament

Behave wisely in relation to the outside world, buying up your opportunities.

Williams New Testament

Practice living prudently in your relations with outsiders, making the most of your opportunities.

World English Bible

Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.

Worrell New Testament

Walk in wisdom toward those without, buying up the opportunity.

Worsley New Testament

redeeming the time.

Youngs Literal Translation

in wisdom walk ye toward those without, the time forestalling;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
περιπατέω 
Peripateo 
walk , go , walk about , be occupied
Usage: 77

in
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128

σοφία 
Sophia 
Usage: 45

πρός 
Pros 
unto , to , with , for , against , among , at , not tr , , vr to
Usage: 412


which , who , the things , the son ,
Usage: 0

ἔξω 
Exo 
Usage: 50

ἐξαγοράζω 
Exagorazo 
Usage: 4

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 4:5

References

Images Colossians 4:5

Context Readings

Further Advice For The Christian Life

4 that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak. 5 Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. 6 Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.


Cross References

Ephesians 5:15-17

Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,

Matthew 10:16

"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.

Romans 16:19

For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.

1 Corinthians 5:12-13

For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?

1 Corinthians 14:19-25

however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.

1 Thessalonians 4:12

so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.

1 Timothy 3:7

And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

James 3:13

Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.

1 Peter 3:1

In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,

Mark 4:11

And He was saying to them, "To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables,

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.

Psalm 90:12

So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

James 1:5

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.



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