Colossians 4:3
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New International Version
And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.


New American Standard Bible
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;


King James Bible
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:


Holman Christian Standard Bible
At the same time, pray also for us that God may open a door to us for the message, to speak the mystery of the Messiah, for which I am in prison,


International Standard Version
At the same time also pray for us—that God would open before us a door for the word so that we may tell the secret about the Messiah, for which I have been imprisoned.


American Standard Version
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;


Douay-Rheims Bible
Praying withal for us also, that God may open unto us a door of speech to speak the mystery of Christ (for which also I am bound;)


Darby Bible Translation
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,


Young's Literal Translation
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,
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Fellow Workers

1 Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. 2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; 3 With 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: 4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. 5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. 6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.
Cross References
Acts 14:27
And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.


Romans 16:25
Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,


Ephesians 3:3
How that by revelation he made known to me the mystery; (as I wrote before in few words,


Ephesians 3:4
Whereby, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)


Ephesians 3:9
And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:


Ephesians 6:19
And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,


Ephesians 6:20
For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.


Colossians 1:26
Even the mystery which has been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:


Colossians 2:2
That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;


Colossians 4:18
The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.


Treasury of Scripture

With 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:

praying.

Romans 15:30-32 Now I beseech you, brothers, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit...

Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

Philippians 1:19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

1 Thessalonians 5:25 Brothers, pray for us.

Philemon 1:22 But with prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given to you.

Hebrews 13:18,19 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly...

that.

1 Corinthians 16:9 For a great door and effectual is opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

2 Corinthians 2:12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened to me of the Lord,

2 Thessalonians 3:1,2 Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you...

Revelation 3:7,8 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things said he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the key of David...

a door. The term door is used metaphorically for an entrance to any business, or occasion or opportunity of doing any thing; and consequently 'a door of utterance' is an opportunity of preaching the gospel successfully. See the parallel texts.

the mystery. See on ch.

Colossians 1:26 Even the mystery which has been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

Colossians 2:2,3 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding...

Matthew 13:11 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

1 Corinthians 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

for.

Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation with which you are called,

Ephesians 6:20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Philippians 1:7,13,14 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds...

2 Timothy 1:16 The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:

2 Timothy 2:9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even to bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

Strong's Concordance
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:
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