Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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.

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.

Verse Picture

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 In wisdom walk toward them without, purchasing the time. 6 Your word always in grace, Seasoned with salt, to know how it is fitting for you to answer one another. 7 All things concerning me shall Tychicus make known to you, a dearly beloved brother, and a faithful servant and fellowservant in the Lord:


Cross References

1 Peter 3:15

And consecrate the Lord God in your hearts: and being ready always for a justification to every one asking you the word of the hope in you with meekness and fear:

Mark 9:50

Salt good: but if the salt be saltless, with what will ye prepare it? Have salt in yourselves, and live in peace one with another.

Ephesians 4:29

Let not any foul word go out of your mouth, but if any good to the building of necessity, that it might give grace to them hearing.

Leviticus 2:13

And every offering of thy gift, thou shalt salt with salt; and thou shalt not cause the salt of the covenant of thy God to cease from thy gift: upon every offering of thine thou shalt bring near salt

Psalm 119:46

And I will speak in thy testimonies before kings, and I shall not be ashamed.

Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt of the earth: and if the salt be rendered insipid, with what shall it be salted? it is yet strong for nothing, except to be cast without, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in, you richly; teaching and reminding one another in all wisdom, playing with harps, and songs, and spiritual odes, with grace singing in your hearts to the Lord.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

And these words which I command thee to do shall be upon thy heart;

Deuteronomy 11:19

And teach them to your sons to speak in them in thy resting in thy house, and in thy walking in the way, and in thy lying down, and in thy rising up

2 Kings 2:20-22

And he will say, Take to me a new dish, and put salt there. And they will take to him.

1 Chronicles 16:24

Recount his glory among the nations; his wonders among all peoples

Psalm 37:30-31

The mouth of the just one shall speak wisdom, and his tongue shall speak judgment

Psalm 40:9-10

I announced good news, justice in the great convocation: behold, my lips I will not shut up, O Jehovah, thou knewest

Psalm 45:2

Thou wert very beautiful above the sons of man: grace was poured forth by thy lips: for this God praised thee forever.

Psalm 66:16

Come, hear, and I will recount, all ye fearing God, what he did for my soul

Psalm 71:15-18

My mouth shall recount thy justice, all the day thy salvation, for I knew not numbers.

Psalm 71:23-24

My lips shall rejoice when I shall play on the harp to thee, and my soul which thou redeemedst.

Psalm 78:3-4

Which we heard and we shall know them, and our fathers recounted to us.

Psalm 105:2

Sing ye to him and play on the harp to him: discourse ye upon all his wonders.

Psalm 119:13

With my lips I recounted all the judgments of thy mouth.

Proverbs 10:21

The lips of the just one shall feed many: and fools in wanting heart, shall die.

Proverbs 15:4

The healing of the tongue the tree of life: and perverseness in it a breaking in the spirit

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise will disperse knowledge: and the heart of the foolish not so.

Proverbs 16:21-24

He understanding shall call to the wise of heart: and sweetness of lips shall add knowledge

Proverbs 22:17-18

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

Proverbs 25:11-12

Apples of gold in images of silver is the word spoken upon its wheels.

Proverbs 26:4-5

Thou shalt not answer the foolish according to his folly lest thou shalt be like to him.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The words of the wise one's mouth, grace; and the lips of the foolish one shall swallow him down.

Malachi 3:16-18

Then they fearing Jehovah spake each to his neighbor, and Jehovah will attend and will hear, and write a book of remembrance before him for those fearing Jehovah, and for thinking upon his name.

Matthew 12:34-35

O generation of vipers! how can ye speak good things, being evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the month speaks.

Luke 4:22

And all bore him testimony and wondered at the words of grace going out of his mouth: and said, Is not this the son of Joseph

Luke 20:20-40

And having observed narrowly, they sent liers-in-wait, feigning themselves to be just, that they might seize upon his word, to deliver him to the beginning and authority of the leader.

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