Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 May I reveal it as clearly as I should! 5 Behave wisely toward outsiders, making the best use of your time. 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.


Cross References

Ephesians 5:15-17

So, then, be careful how you live. Do not be unwise but wise,

Matthew 10:16

"Pay attention, now! I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. So be as cunning as serpents and as innocent as doves.

Romans 16:19

For your obedience has become known to everyone, and I am full of joy for you. But I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.

1 Corinthians 5:12-13

After all, is it my business to judge outsiders? You are to judge those who are in the community, aren't you?

1 Corinthians 14:19-25

But in church I would rather speak five words with my mind to instruct others than 10,000 words in a foreign language.

1 Thessalonians 4:12

so that you may win the respect of outsiders, and have need of nothing.

1 Timothy 3:7

He must be well thought of by outsiders, so he doesn't fall into disgrace and the trap set for him by the Devil.

James 3:13

Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his noble conduct that his actions are done humbly and wisely.

1 Peter 3:1

In a similar way, you wives must submit yourselves to your husbands so that, even if some of them refuse to obey the word, they may be won over without a word through your conduct as wives

Mark 4:11

He told them, "The secret about the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside, everything comes in parables

James 3:17

However, the wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure, then peace-loving, gentle, willing to yield, full of compassion and good deeds, and without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.

Psalm 90:12

teach us to keep account of our days so we may develop inner wisdom.

Colossians 3:16

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

James 1:5

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to everyone generously without a rebuke, and it will be given to him.

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