“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)
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.
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.