Colossians 4:2
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New International Version
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

New Living Translation
Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.

English Standard Version
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

Berean Study Bible
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful,

Berean Literal Bible
Continue steadfastly in prayer, watching in it, with thanksgiving,

New American Standard Bible
Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;

King James Bible
Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving.

International Standard Version
Devote yourselves to prayer. Be alert and thankful when you pray.

NET Bible
Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Persevere in prayer and be watching in it and giving thanks.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Keep praying. Pay attention when you offer prayers of thanksgiving.

New American Standard 1977
Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Persevere in prayer and watch in the same with thanksgiving,

King James 2000 Bible
Continue in prayer, and watch in it with thanksgiving;

American King James Version
Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

American Standard Version
Continue stedfastly in prayer, watching therein with thanksgiving;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be instant in prayer; watching in it with thanksgiving:

Darby Bible Translation
Persevere in prayer, watching in it with thanksgiving;

English Revised Version
Continue stedfastly in prayer, watching therein with thanksgiving;

Webster's Bible Translation
Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

Weymouth New Testament
Be earnest and unwearied in prayer, being on the alert in it and in your giving of thanks.

World English Bible
Continue steadfastly in prayer, watching therein with thanksgiving;

Young's Literal Translation
In the prayer continue ye, watching in it in thanksgiving;
Study Bible
Fellow Workers
1Masters, supply your slaves with what is right and fair, since you know that you also have a Master in heaven. 2Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful, 3as you pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.…
Word Study

Continue steadfastly
proskartereite (V-PMA-2P)
To persist, persevere in, continue steadfast in; I wait upon.

From proseuchomai; prayer; by implication, an oratory.

(a) I am awake (in the night), watch, (b) I am watchful, on the alert, vigilant. From egeiro; to keep awake, i.e. Watch.

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

thanksgiving,
eucharistia (N-DFS)
Thankfulness, gratitude; giving of thanks, thanksgiving. From eucharistos; gratitude; actively, grateful language.

To pray, pray for, offer prayer. From pros and euchomai; to pray to God, i.e. Supplicate, worship.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:2-6 No duties can be done aright, unless we persevere in fervent prayer, and watch therein with thanksgiving. The people are to pray particularly for their ministers. Believers are exhorted to right conduct towards unbelievers. Be careful in all converse with them, to do them good, and recommend religion by all fit means. Diligence in redeeming time, commends religion to the good opinion of others. Even what is only carelessness may cause a lasting prejudice against the truth. Let all discourse be discreet and seasonable, as becomes Christians. Though it be not always of grace, it must always be with grace. Though our discourse be of that which is common, yet it must be in a Christian manner. Grace is the salt which seasons our discourse, and keeps it from corrupting. It is not enough to answer what is asked, unless we answer aright also.
Cross References
Mark 13:33
Be on your guard and stay alert! For you do not know when the appointed time will come.

Acts 1:14
With one accord they all continued in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.

Ephesians 6:18
Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints.
Treasury of Scripture

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

Continue.

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always …

Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease …

1 Samuel 12:23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD …

Job 15:4 Yes, you cast off fear, and restrain prayer before God.

Job 27:8-10 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when …

Psalm 55:16,17 As for me, I will call on God; and the LORD shall save me…

Psalm 109:4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself to prayer.

See on

Luke 18:1 And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always …

Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit…

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication …

1 Thessalonians 5:17,18 Pray without ceasing…

watch.

Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed …

Mark 13:33 Take you heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is.

Luke 21:36 Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy …

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be you therefore sober, and …

thanksgiving. See on ch.

Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as you …

Colossians 3:15,17 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also …

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