Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

your speech always with grace seasoned with salt, to know how it is fitting for you to answer each one.

New American Standard Bible

Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.

King James Version

Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Holman Bible

Your speech should always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person.

International Standard Version

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.

American Standard Version

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer each one.

Amplified

Let your speech at all times be gracious and pleasant, seasoned with salt, so that you will know how to answer each one [who questions you].

An Understandable Version

Your speech should always be favorable, seasoned with salt [i.e., interesting and appropriate], so that you may know how to properly answer each person [you talk with].

Anderson New Testament

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every one.

Bible in Basic English

Let your talk be with grace, mixed with salt, so that you may be able to give an answer to everyone.

Common New Testament

Let your speech always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.

Daniel Mace New Testament

let an air of modesty appear in all your discourse; and let it be seasoned with discretion, in making a proper reply, when you are call'd into question.

Darby Translation

Let your word be always with grace, seasoned with salt, so as to know how ye ought to answer each one.

Godbey New Testament

Let your word be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how it behooves you to answer each one.

Goodspeed New Testament

Always put your message attractively, and yet pointedly, and be prepared to give every inquirer a fitting answer.

John Wesley New Testament

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every one.

Julia Smith Translation

Your word always in grace, Seasoned with salt, to know how it is fitting for you to answer one another.

King James 2000

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Let your speech always [be] with grace, seasoned with salt, so that [you] may know how it is necessary for you to answer each one.

Modern King James verseion

Let your speech be always with grace, having been seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let your speech be always well favoured and be powdered with salt, that ye may know how to answer every man.

Moffatt New Testament

let your talk always have a saving salt of grace about it, and learn how to answer any question put to you.

Montgomery New Testament

Let your speech be always gracious, with a savor of salt, and learn how to give every man a fitting answer.

NET Bible

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer everyone.

New Heart English Bible

Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

Noyes New Testament

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every one.

Sawyer New Testament

Let your words always be with kindness, seasoned with salt, that you may know how to answer every one.

The Emphasized Bible

Your discourse being always with benefit, with salt, seasoned, - that ye may know how it behoveth you, unto each one, to be making answer.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Let your discourse be always gracious, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to reply to every man.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Let your conversation always be kindly, and seasoned, as it were, with salt; that you may know in each case what answer you ought to give.

Webster

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Weymouth New Testament

Let your language be always seasoned with the salt of grace, so that you may know how to give every man a fitting answer.

Williams New Testament

Always let your conversation be seasoned with salt, that is, with winsomeness, so that you may know how to make a fitting answer to everyone.

World English Bible

Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

Worrell New Testament

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer each one.

Worsley New Testament

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with discretion to know how ye ought to answer every one.

Youngs Literal Translation

your word always in grace -- with salt being seasoned -- to know how it behoveth you to answer each one.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Let
ἀρτύω 
Artuo 
Usage: 1

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

be alway
πάντοτε 
Pantote 
Usage: 30

with
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

χάρις 
Charis 
Usage: 151

ἀρτύω 
Artuo 
Usage: 1

with salt
ἅλας 
Halas 
Usage: 1

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

how
πῶς 
Pos 
Usage: 65

ye
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

δεῖ 
Dei 
Usage: 72

to answer
ἀποκρίνομαι 
Apokrinomai 
Usage: 231

ἕκαστος 
hekastos 
Usage: 73

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 4:6

Devotionals containing Colossians 4:6

Images Colossians 4:6

Prayers for Colossians 4:6

Questions on Colossians 4:6

Context Readings

Further Advice For The Christian Life

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. 7 Tychicus will make known to you all things about me, the beloved brother and faithful helper and fellow bondman in Lord.


Cross References

1 Peter 3:15

but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts. And always be ready for a defense to every man who asks you a word about the hope in you, with mildness and fear.

Mark 9:50

The salt material is good, but if the salt material becomes saltless, by what will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace among each other.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupt speech go out of your mouth, rather if there is any good word for edification of a need, so that it may give grace to those who hear.

Leviticus 2:13

And every oblation of thy meal-offering thou shall season with salt, nor shall thou allow the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meal-offering. With all thine oblations thou shall offer salt.

Psalm 119:46

I also will speak of thy testimonies before kings, and shall not be put to shame.

Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt material of the earth. But if the salt material becomes ineffective, by what will it be salted? It is potent for nothing further, except to be cast outside and to be trodden down by men.

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.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart.

Deuteronomy 11:19

And ye shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when thou sit in thy house, and when thou walk by the way, and when thou lay down, and when thou rise up.

2 Kings 2:20-22

And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him.

1 Chronicles 16:24

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples.

Psalm 37:30-31

The mouth of a righteous man talks of wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

Psalm 40:9-10

I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great assembly. Lo, I will not refrain my lips. O LORD, thou know.

Psalm 45:2

Thou are fairer than the sons of men. Grace is poured into thy lips. Therefore God has blessed thee forever.

Psalm 66:16

Come, and hear, all ye who fear God, and I will declare what he has done for my soul.

Psalm 71:15-18

My mouth shall tell of thy righteousness, of thy salvation all the day, for I know not the numbers.

Psalm 71:23-24

My lips shall shout for joy when I sing praises to thee, and my soul, which thou have redeemed.

Psalm 78:3-4

which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.

Psalm 105:2

Sing to him, sing praises to him. Talk ye of all his marvelous works.

Psalm 119:13

With my lips I have declared all the ordinances of thy mouth.

Proverbs 10:21

The lips of a righteous man feeds many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.

Proverbs 15:4

A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it is a breaking of the spirit.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but the heart of the foolish, not so.

Proverbs 16:21-24

The wise in heart shall be called prudent, and the sweetness of the lips increases learning.

Proverbs 22:17-18

Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart to my knowledge.

Proverbs 25:11-12

A word fitly spoken is apples of gold in a network of silver.

Proverbs 26:4-5

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like to him.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool will swallow himself up.

Malachi 3:16-18

Then those who feared LORD spoke one with another, and LORD hearkened, and heard, and a book of remembrance was written before him, for those who feared LORD, and who thought upon his name.

Matthew 12:34-35

Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Luke 4:22

And all witnessed to him, and wondered at the words of grace that proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is this not the son of Joseph?

Luke 20:20-40

And having watched him, they sent forth insidious men pretending themselves to be righteous, so that they might take hold of his word, in order to deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor.

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