Parallel Verses

Webster

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

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.

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.

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 Walk in wisdom towards them that are without, redeeming the time. 6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. 7 All my state shall Tychicus declare to you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellow-servant in the Lord:


Cross References

1 Peter 3:15

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.

Mark 9:50

Salt is good: but if the salt hath lost its saltness, with what will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.

Leviticus 2:13

And every oblation of thy meat-offering shalt thou season with salt: neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat-offering: with all thy offerings thou shalt offer salt.

Psalm 119:46

I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

Matthew 5:13

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt hath lost its savor, with what shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot by men.

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thy heart:

Deuteronomy 11:19

And ye shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest 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 heathen; his wonderful works among all nations.

Psalm 37:30-31

The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

Psalm 40:9-10

I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

Psalm 45:2

Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

Psalm 66:16

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

Psalm 71:15-18

My mouth shall show forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.

Psalm 71:23-24

My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

Psalm 78:3-4

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

Psalm 105:2

Sing to him, sing psalms to him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.

Psalm 119:13

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

Proverbs 10:21

The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Proverbs 15:4

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness in it is a breach in the spirit.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise diffuse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

Proverbs 16:21-24

The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Proverbs 22:17-18

Bow down thy ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart to my knowledge.

Proverbs 25:11-12

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

Proverbs 26:4-5

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

Ecclesiastes 10:12

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

Malachi 3:16-18

Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.

Matthew 12:34-35

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

Luke 4:22

And all bore him testimony, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?

Luke 20:20-40

And they watched him, and sent forth spies, who should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him to the power and authority of the governor.

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