Colossians 4:3
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New International Version
And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.

New Living Translation
Pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ. That is why I am here in chains.

English Standard Version
At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—

Berean Study Bible
as 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.

Berean Literal Bible
praying at the same time also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which also I have been bound,

New American Standard Bible
praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;

King James Bible
Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At the same time, pray also for us that God may open a door to us for the message, to speak the mystery of the Messiah, for which I am in prison,

International Standard Version
At the same time also pray for us—that God would open before us a door for the word so that we may tell the secret about the Messiah, for which I have been imprisoned.

NET Bible
At the same time pray for us too, that God may open a door for the message so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.

New Heart English Bible
praying together for us also, that God may open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And pray also for us that God would open the door of the word to us to speak the mystery of The Messiah, for whose sake I am bound,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At the same time also pray for us. Pray that God will give us an opportunity to speak the word so that we may tell the mystery about Christ. It is because of this mystery that I am a prisoner.

New American Standard 1977
praying at the same time for us as well, that God may open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;

Jubilee Bible 2000
praying also together for us that God would open unto us the door of the word, to speak the mystery of the Christ, for which I am also in bonds,

King James 2000 Bible
Praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

American King James Version
With praying also for us, that God would open to us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

American Standard Version
withal praying for us also, that God may open unto us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Praying withal for us also, that God may open unto us a door of speech to speak the mystery of Christ (for which also I am bound;)

Darby Bible Translation
praying at the same time for us also, that God may open to us a door of the word to speak the mystery of Christ, on account of which also I am bound,

English Revised Version
withal praying for us also, that God may open unto us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds;

Webster's Bible Translation
At the same time praying also for us, that God would open to us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

Weymouth New Testament
And pray at the same time for us also, that God may open for us a door for preaching, for us to tell the truth concerning Christ for the sake of which I am even a prisoner.

World English Bible
praying together for us also, that God may open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds;

Young's Literal Translation
praying at the same time also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to speak the secret of the Christ, because of which also I have been bound,
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.
Study Bible
Fellow Workers
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. 4Pray that I may declare it clearly, as I should.…
Cross References
Acts 14:27
When they arrived, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them, and how He had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.

Romans 16:25
Now to Him who is able to strengthen you by my gospel and by the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery concealed for ages past,

Ephesians 3:3
that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.

Ephesians 3:4
In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,

Ephesians 3:9
and to illuminate for everyone the stewardship of this mystery, which for ages past was hidden in God, who created all things.

Ephesians 6:19
Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, divine utterance may be given me, so that I will boldly make known the mystery of the gospel,

Ephesians 6:20
for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it fearlessly, as I should.

Colossians 1:26
the mystery that was hidden for ages and generations but is now revealed to His saints,

Colossians 2:2
that they may be encouraged in heart, knit together in love, and filled with the full riches of complete understanding, so that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ,

Colossians 4:18
This greeting is in my own hand--Paul. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.
Treasury of Scripture

With praying also for us, that God would open to us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

praying.

Romans 15:30-32 Now I beseech you, brothers, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and …

Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my …

Philippians 1:19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, …

1 Thessalonians 5:25 Brothers, pray for us.

Philemon 1:22 But with prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your …

Hebrews 13:18,19 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things …

that.

1 Corinthians 16:9 For a great door and effectual is opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

2 Corinthians 2:12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and …

2 Thessalonians 3:1,2 Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have …

Revelation 3:7,8 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things …

a door. The term door is used metaphorically for an entrance to any business, or occasion or opportunity of doing any thing; and consequently 'a door of utterance' is an opportunity of preaching the gospel successfully. See the parallel texts.

the mystery. See on ch.

Colossians 1:26 Even the mystery which has been hid from ages and from generations, …

Colossians 2:2,3 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, …

Matthew 13:11 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know …

1 Corinthians 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards …

Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my …

for.

Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk …

Ephesians 6:20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, …

Philippians 1:7,13,14 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have …

2 Timothy 1:16 The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed …

2 Timothy 2:9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even to bonds; but the …

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