Parallel Verses

Anderson New Testament

Walk in wisdom toward those who are without, 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.

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

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.

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;

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

Prayers for Colossians 4:5

Context Readings

Further Advice For The Christian Life

4 that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. 5 Walk in wisdom toward those who are without, redeeming the time. 6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every one.


Cross References

Ephesians 5:15-17

See, then, that you walk circumspectly, not as unwise, but as wise men,

Matthew 10:16

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be, therefore, wise as serpents, and guileless as doves.

Romans 16:19

For your obedience has gone abroad to all men: I rejoice, therefore, on your account. But I desire you to be wise in respect to that which is good, and guileless in respect to that which is evil.

1 Corinthians 5:12-13

For what right have I to judge those who are without? Do you not judge those who are within?

1 Corinthians 14:19-25

Yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may instruct others, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

1 Thessalonians 4:12

in order that you may walk with propriety toward those who are without, and may have need of nothing.

1 Timothy 3:7

Further, he must have a good reputation from those who are without, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

James 3:13

Who is wise and discreet among you? Let him show, by a good behavior, his works, with the meekness of wisdom.

1 Peter 3:1

Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they may, without the word, be won by the conduct of their wives,

Mark 4:11

And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are without, all things are done in parables;

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Colossians 3:16

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

James 1:5

Now, if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally, and upbraids not; and it shall be given him.

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