Colossians 4:6

“Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let your speech bee alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how yee ought to answere euery man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Let your speech always be with grace, {as though} seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer each one.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let your talk be with grace, mixed with salt, so that you may be able to give an answer to everyone.
- Basic English Bible

[Let] your word [be] always with grace, seasoned with salt, [so as] to know how ye ought to answer each one.
- Darby Bible

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
- Webster's Bible

Let your language be always seasoned with the salt of grace, so that you may know how to give every man a fitting answer.
- Weymouth Bible

Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
- World English Bible

Youre word be sauered in salt eueremore in grace; that ye wite, hou it bihoueth you to answere to ech man.
- Wycliffe Bible

your word always in grace -- with salt being seasoned -- to know how it behoveth you to answer each one.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 4:6


4:6 Let your speech be always with grace - Seasoned with the grace of God, as flesh is with salt.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 4:6


Col 4:6 Let your speech [be] always with grace. Use courteous speech, calculated to attract rather than to repel. Seasoned with salt. Food without seasoning is insipid. Let the speech be so seasoned by "grace" that it will not be rejected with aversion. That ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. So that your answer to every man may be such as the case requires. The idea is to always say what is pertinent and best for the occasion.

Discussion for Colossians 4

  • Willie starks
    I learn to trust jesus more and lay all cares and concern on him jesus is the reason all the season
  • Dennis Jerry
    In everthing we do ask God for his his wisdom to guide and direct us,as quoted in verse in 5 of this chapter.
  • Angela Morales
    I want to get closer to the Lord and get my soul cleaned to serve Jesus
  • Freddie for verse 6
    Speaking truth with a renow understanding that your words if not spoken correctly will hurt someone.Always try to give the honey first instead of the vinger.
  • Jacktone for verse 1
    Always treat all pple in a right equal manner
  • Joyce Ballentine
    THE THINGS ABOVE WHERE JESUS IS SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD IS BOTH TRUE AND ETERNAL! THE THINGS ON EARTH IS A TEMPORAl PLACE CAUSE OF THE SIN THAT 'S DESTROYING THE WORLD! CAUSE OF SATAN AND HIS LIES THE WORLD HAS BEEN DECEIVE TO FOLLOW HIS WAYS AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STAND FOREVER! DEATH IS IN THE WORLD CAUSE OF THE LIES OF SATAN WE BELIEVED FROM THE BEGINNING IN GENESIS CHAPTER 3! THAT 'S WHY AS BELIEVERS IN CHRIST WE MUST CONTINUE TO STUDY AND UNDERSTAND THE WORD OF GOD SO SATAN CAN NOT FILL US WITH LIES! WHEN JESUS WAS ON EARTH, AT HIS WEAKEST POINT CAUSE OF NOT EATING NOTHING FOR FORTY DAYS, SATAN CAME AT JESUS WITH TEMPORARY WORLDLY THINGS! CAUSE JESUS WAS FILLED WITH SO MUCH WORD AND TRUTH, SATAN HAD NO CHANCE TO TURN JESUS FROM THE TRUTH WITH HIS LIES! AS BELIEVERS WE MUST SET OUR MINDS ON THE ETERNAL THINGS ABOVE CAUSE WE KNOW THIS WORLD AS WE KNOW IT IS ONLY TEMPORARY! LORD HELP US TO FOCUS OUR MIND ON THE TRUTH SO WE WANT ALLOW THE LIES OF SATAN TO DESTROY OUR LIVES ANYMORE! CAUSE THE TRUTH WORD OF GOD WILL SET US FREE! "WHO THE SON SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED "! AMEN! GLORY BE TO GOD!!!

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