Parallel Verses

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.

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.

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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

Context Readings

Further Advice For The Christian Life

5 In wisdom, be walking towards them who are without, - the opportunity, buying out for yourselves, 6 Your discourse being always with benefit, with salt, seasoned, - that ye may know how it behoveth you, unto each one, to be making answer. 7 All the things which relate unto myself, shall Tychicus make known unto you - the beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow-servant in the Lord,


Cross References

1 Peter 3:15

But, the Lord Christ, hallow ye in your hearts, ready always for a defence, unto every one that is asking you a reason concerning, the hope within you, - nevertheless, with meekness and reverence:

Mark 9:50

Salt is, good: but, if, salt, become, saltless, wherewith will ye, prepare, it? Have, within yourselves, salt, and be at peace, one with another.

Ephesians 4:29

Let, no putrid discourse, out of your mouth, be going forth, but if anything is good - suited to the needful upbuilding, - that it may give benefit unto them that hear;

Leviticus 2:13

And, every meal-offering oblation of thine, with salt, shalt thou season, and thou shelf not suffer to be lacking the salt of the covenant of thy God, from upon thy meal-offering, - upon every oblation of thine, shalt thou offer salt.

Psalm 119:46

That I may speak of thy testimonies before kings, and not be ashamed.

Matthew 5:13

Ye, are the salt of the earth; but, if the salt become tasteless, wherewith shall it be salted? it is good, for nothing, any more, save, being cast out, to be trampled on by men.

Colossians 3:16

Let, the word of the Christ, dwell within you richly, - in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another, with psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with gratitude, raising song with your hearts unto God:

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

so shall these words which I am commanding thee to-day, be upon thy heart;

Deuteronomy 11:19

and ye shall teach them unto your children by speaking of them, - when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down and when thou risest up;

2 Kings 2:20-22

And he said - Bring me a new bowl, and put therein, salt. So they brought it unto him;

1 Chronicles 16:24

Recount, among the nations, his glory, among all the peoples, his wonders.

Psalm 37:30-31

The mouth of a righteous man, softly uttereth wisdom, and, his tongue, speaketh justice:

Psalm 40:9-10

I have told the good-tidings of righteousness in a great convocation, Lo! my lips, do I not restrain, O Yahweh, thou, knowest:

Psalm 45:2

Most beautiful thou art, beyond the sons of men, Graciousness hath been poured forth by thy lips, For this cause, hath God blessed thee, to times age-abiding.

Psalm 66:16

Come! hearken - that I may recount, all ye reverers of God, What he hath done for my soul: -

Psalm 71:15-18

My month, shall relate thy righteousness, All the day, thy deliverance, For I know not the numbers.

Psalm 71:23-24

My lips shall make a joyful noise, When I make music unto thee, And my soul which thou hast ransomed;

Psalm 78:3-4

Which we have heard, and come to know, And, our fathers, have recounted to us;

Psalm 105:2

Sing ye to him, Make ye music to him, Speak ye of all his wonders.

Psalm 119:13

With my lips, have I recounted All the regulations of thy mouth.

Proverbs 10:21

The lips of the righteous, feed multitudes, but, the foolish, for lack of sense, shall die.

Proverbs 15:4

Gentleness of the tongue, is a tree of life, but, crookedness therein, a grievous wound in the spirit.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise, scatter abroad knowledge, but, the heart of dullards, is not right.

Proverbs 16:21-24

The wise in heart, shall be called intelligent, and, sweetness of lips, increaseth persuasiveness.

Proverbs 22:17-18

Incline thine ear and hear the words of wise men, then, thy heart, wilt thou apply to my teaching;

Proverbs 25:11-12

Golden fruit in figured silver baskets, is a word spoken on fitting occasion.

Proverbs 26:4-5

Do not answer a dullard, according to his folly, lest, even thou thyself, become like him;

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The words of a wise man's mouth, are pleasant, - but, the lips of a dullard, will swallow him up:

Malachi 3:16-18

Then, they who revered Yahweh, conversed, one with another, - and Yahweh hearkened, and heard, and there was written a book of remembrance before him, for them who revered Yahweh, and for such as thought of his Name.

Matthew 12:34-35

Broods of vipers! How can ye speak, good things, being, evil? For, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.

Luke 4:22

And, all, were bearing witness to him, and marvelling at the words of favour which were proceeding out of his mouth; and they were saying - Is not, this, the, son of Joseph?

Luke 20:20-40

And, watching narrowly, they sent forth suborned men, feigning themselves to be, righteous, that they might lay hold of a word of his, so as to deliver him up unto the rule and the authority of the governor.

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