Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Walk wisely to them that are without, and redeem 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.

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.

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 utter it, as it becometh me to speak. 5 Walk wisely to them that are without, and redeem the time. 6 Let your speech be always well favoured and be powdered with salt, that ye may know how to answer every man.


Cross References

Ephesians 5:15-17

Take heed therefore that ye walk circumspectly - not as fools, but as wise -

Matthew 10:16

"Behold, I send you forth as sheep among wolves: Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and innocent as doves.

Romans 16:19

for your obedience extendeth to all men. I am glad no doubt of you. But yet I would have you wise unto that which is good. And to be innocent as concerning evil.

1 Corinthians 5:12-13

For what have I to do to judge them which are without? Do ye not judge them that are within?

1 Corinthians 14:19-25

Yet had I rather, in the congregation, to speak five words with my mind to the information of others, rather than ten thousand words with the tongue.

1 Thessalonians 4:12

that ye may behave yourselves honestly toward them that are without and that nothing be lacking unto you.

1 Timothy 3:7

He must also be well reported of among them which are without forth, lest he fall into rebuke, and into the snare of the evil speaker.

James 3:13

If any man be wise and endued with learning among you, let him show the works of his good conversation in meekness that is coupled with wisdom.

1 Peter 3:1

Likewise, let the wives be in subjection to their husbands, that even they which believe not the word, may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives:

Mark 4:11

And he said unto them, "To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: But unto them that are without, shall all things be done in similitudes:

James 3:17

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

Psalm 90:12

O teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you plenteously in all wisdom. Teach and exhort your own selves, in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs which have favour with them, singing in your hearts to the Lord.

James 1:5

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, which giveth to all men indifferently and casteth no man in the teeth; and it shall be given him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain