Parallel Verses

Common New Testament

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

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.

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.

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 so that I may make it clear, as I ought to speak. 5 Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. 6 Let your speech always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.


Cross References

Ephesians 5:15-17

Be careful, then, 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. Therefore be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.

Romans 16:19

For your obedience has become known to all, so I am full of joy over you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.

1 Corinthians 5:12-13

For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?

1 Corinthians 14:19-25

but in the church I would rather speak five words with my mind, to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue.

1 Thessalonians 4:12

so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anyone.

1 Timothy 3:7

He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

James 3:13

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good life let him show his deeds in the humility of wisdom.

1 Peter 3:1

You wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without a word by the behavior of their wives,

Mark 4:11

And he said to them, "To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but to those outside everything is in parables;

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without uncertainty or hypocrisy.

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without uncertainty or hypocrisy.

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

James 1:5

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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