Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 Live with wisdom toward those outside, making the most of the time. 6 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. 7 Tychicus, my dear brother and faithful servant and fellow slave in the Lord, will make known to you all {my circumstances},


Cross References

1 Peter 3:15

but set Christ apart [as] Lord in your hearts, always ready to [make] a defense to anyone who asks you [for] an accounting concerning the hope [that is] in you.

Mark 9:50

Salt [is] good, but if the salt becomes deprived of its salt content, by what can you make it salty? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with one another."

Ephesians 4:29

{No rotten word must proceed} from your mouth, but only something good for the building up of the need, in order that it may give grace to those who hear,

Leviticus 2:13

Also all of your grain offerings you must season with salt; you must not omit the salt of your God's covenant from your offering.

Psalm 119:46

And I will speak of your testimonies before kings, and will not be ashamed.

Matthew 5:13

"You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, by what will it be made salty? It is good for nothing any longer except to be thrown outside [and] trampled under foot by people.

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another with all wisdom, with psalms, hymns, [and] spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God,

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

And these words that I am commanding you {today} shall be on your heart.

Deuteronomy 11:19

And you shall teach them to your children by talking about them when you sit in your house and when you travel on the road and when you lie down and when you get up.

2 Kings 2:20-22

So he said, "Bring me a new bowl and put salt in it." So they brought it to him.

1 Chronicles 16:24

Proclaim his glory among the nations, his wondrous works among the peoples!

Psalm 37:30-31

[The] mouth of [the] righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

Psalm 40:9-10

I have brought good tidings [of] righteousness in the great congregation. Look, I have not shut my lips. O Yahweh, {you surely know that}.

Psalm 45:2

You are [the most] handsome of [the] sons of humankind; grace is poured out on your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever.

Psalm 66:16

Come [and] hear, all you God-fearers, and I will tell what he has done for me.

Psalm 71:15-18

My mouth will tell of your righteousness, your salvation {all day long}, though I do not know [the full] sum [of them].

Psalm 71:23-24

My lips will sing for joy when I sing praises to you, and my soul, which you have redeemed.

Psalm 78:3-4

that we have heard and known, and our ancestors have told us.

Psalm 105:2

Sing to him; sing praises concerning him; tell of all his wonderful works.

Psalm 119:13

With my lips I have told [of] all the ordinances of your mouth.

Proverbs 10:21

Lips of righteousness feed many, but fools {die for lack of sense}.

Proverbs 15:4

Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it [causes] a break in spirit.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise will spread knowledge, but the heart of fools, not so.

Proverbs 16:21-24

The wise of heart is called perceptive, but he who is pleasant of lips will increase persuasiveness.

Proverbs 22:17-18

Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise; you shall apply your heart to my teaching.

Proverbs 25:11-12

Apples of gold in a setting of silver is a matter spoken at its proper time.

Proverbs 26:4-5

Do not answer a fool according to his folly lest you become like him--even you.

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The wise man [wins] favor by the words of his mouth, but the fool is devoured by his own lips.

Malachi 3:16-18

Then those who revered Yahweh spoke {with one another}. And Yahweh listened attentively and heard, and a scroll of remembrance was written {before him} of those who revere Yahweh and ponder his name.

Matthew 12:34-35

Offspring of vipers! How are you able to say good things [when you] are evil? For from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Luke 4:22

And they were all speaking well of him, and were astonished at the gracious words that were coming out of his mouth. And they were saying, "Is this man not the son of Joseph?"

Luke 20:20-40

And they watched [him] closely [and] sent spies who pretended they were upright, in order that they could catch him in a statement, so that they could hand him over to the authority and the jurisdiction of the governor.

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