New International Version
Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.
King James Bible
That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
Darby Bible Translation
to the end that I may make it manifest as I ought to speak.
World English Bible
that I may reveal it as I ought to speak.
Young's Literal Translation
that I may manifest it, as it behoveth me to speak;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That I may make it manifest - It was a mystery, and he wished to make it manifest - to lay it open, and make all men see it.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWithout and Within
'Them that are without.'--COL. iv. 5. That is, of course, an expression for the non-Christian world; the outsiders who are beyond the pale of the Church. There was a very broad line of distinction between it and the surrounding world in the early Christian days, and the handful of Christians in a heathen country felt a great gulf between them and the society in which they lived. That distinction varies in form, and varies somewhat in apparent magnitude according as Christianity has been rooted in …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Name Above Every Name
From John Yeardley's Conversion to the Commencement of his Public Ministry.
Heralds of the Gospel
for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
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