Colossians 4:5
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English Standard Version
Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.

King James Bible
Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

American Standard Version
Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Walk with wisdom towards them that are without, redeeming the time.

English Revised Version
Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

Webster's Bible Translation
Walk in wisdom towards them that are without, redeeming the time.

Weymouth New Testament
Behave wisely in relation to the outside world, buying up your opportunities.

Colossians 4:5 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

In wisdom (ἐν σοφίᾳ)

Compare Ephesians 5:15, as wise.

Those that are without (τοὺς ἔξω)

As 1 Corinthians 5:12, 1 Corinthians 5:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:12. Compare τοὺς ἔσω those within, 1 Corinthians 5:12.

Redeeming the time (τὸν καιρὸν ἐξαγοραζόμενοι)

Compare Ephesians 5:16, and Daniel 2:8, Sept. The word is used in the New Testament only by Paul, Galatians 3:13; Galatians 4:5; Ephesians 5:16. The compounded preposition ἐξ has the meaning out of; as Galatians 3:13, "Christ redeemed us out of the curse," etc., and out and out, fully. So here and Ephesians 5:16, buy up. Rev., in margin, buying up the opportunity. The favorable opportunity becomes ours at the price of duty.

Colossians 4:5 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Walk.

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...

Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Romans 16:19 For your obedience is come abroad to all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise to that which is good...

1 Corinthians 14:19-25 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also...

Ephesians 5:15-17 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise...

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him.

James 3:13,17 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom...

them.

1 Corinthians 5:12,13 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not you judge them that are within...

1 Thessalonians 4:12 That you may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that you may have lack of nothing.

1 Timothy 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word...

redeeming. See on

Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Cross References
Mark 4:11
And he said to them, "To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables,

Ephesians 5:15
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,

Ephesians 5:16
making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

1 Thessalonians 4:12
so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.

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