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.

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