Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Walk in wisdom toward those outside, redeeming the time,

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

Act wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time.

International Standard Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Conduct yourself with wisdom in your interactions with outsiders (non-believers), make the most of each opportunity [treating it as something precious].

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.

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;

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

Prayers for Colossians 4:5

Context Readings

Further Advice For The Christian Life

4 so that I may make it known as I ought to speak. 5 Walk in wisdom toward those outside, redeeming the time, 6 your speech always with grace seasoned with salt, to know how it is fitting for you to answer each one.


Cross References

Ephesians 5:15-17

Therefore watch carefully how ye walk, not as unwise but as wise,

Matthew 10:16

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves. Become ye therefore wise as serpents, and innocent as doves.

Romans 16:19

For your obedience reached to all men. Therefore I rejoice over you, but I want you to be indeed wise in the good and pure in the evil.

1 Corinthians 5:12-13

For what is in me to also judge those outside? Do ye not judge those inside?

1 Corinthians 14:19-25

Yet in an assembly I would rather speak five words with my intellect, so that I might also make others understand, than countless words in a tongue.

1 Thessalonians 4:12

so that ye may walk properly toward those outside, and may have nothing lacking.

1 Timothy 3:7

And he must also have good testimony from those outside, lest he may fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

James 3:13

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show from his good behavior his works in mildness of wisdom.

1 Peter 3:1

Likewise the wives, being subordinate to their own husbands, so that even if any are disobedient to the word, they will be gained without a word by the behavior of the wives,

Mark 4:11

And he said to them, To you is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God, but to those outside, all things occur in parables.

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is indeed first pure, then peaceful, meek, easily entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and non-hypocritical.

Psalm 90:12

So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom.

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you abundantly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing by grace in your hearts to God.

James 1:5

And if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask from God who gives to all generously and not reproaching, and it will be given to him.

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