Colossians 4:3

“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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Withall, praying also for vs, that God would open vnto vs a doore of vtterance, to speake the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And making prayer for us, that God may give us an open door for the preaching of the word, the secret of Christ, for which I am now in chains;
- Basic English Bible

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,
- Darby Bible

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:
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth 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;
- World English Bible

and preie ech for othere, and for vs, that God opene to vs the dore of word, to speke the misterie of Crist;
- Wycliffe Bible

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,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 4:3


4:3 That God would open to us a door of utterance - That is, give us utterance, that we may open our mouth boldly, #Eph 6:19|, and give us an opportunity of speaking, so that none may be able to hinder.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 4:3


Col 4:3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance. Note the spirit of this prayer; not a thought of his ease, comfort, or even safety, but only that he may be given full opportunity to preach Christ. So sublime a self-forgetfulness in a suffering prisoner is almost divine. The mystery of Christ. The gospel of Christ. It was a mystery, i.e., a hidden truth until it was revealed. See 1Co 4:1 Eph 6:19 Col 1:26 2:2. In bonds. See notes on Eph 6:20 Php 1:7.

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