Colossians 4:2
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English Standard Version
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

King James Bible
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:

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.

Colossians 4:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Continue (προσκαρτερεῖτε)

See on Acts 1:14. Compare Acts 2:42, Acts 2:46; Acts 6:4; Romans 12:12; Romans 13:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Rev., correctly, continue steadfastly.

Watching (γρηγοροῦντες)

See on Mark 13:35; see on 1 Peter 5:8. In Ephesians 6:18, ἀγρυπνοῦντες watching is used, on which see Mark 13:33.

Therein (ἐν αὐτῇ)

In prayer. Compare thereunto, Ephesians 6:18.

Colossians 4:2 Parallel Commentaries

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Continue.

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers...

Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you...

1 Samuel 12:23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you...

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 God takes away his soul...

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.

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Luke 18:1 And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

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 with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

1 Thessalonians 5:17,18 Pray without ceasing...

watch.

Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

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 to escape all these things that shall come to pass...

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

thanksgiving. See on ch.

Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

Colossians 3:15,17 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also you are called in one body; and be you thankful...

Cross References
Mark 13:33
Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.

Acts 1:14
All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.

Ephesians 6:18
praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

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