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Colossians 4:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— to the end that I may make it manifest as I ought to speak.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— That I may make it manifest as behoveth me to speak.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— that I may manifest it, as it behoveth me to speak;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— That I may make it manifest as I ought to speak.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speake.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— that I may fully make it manifest, as it behoveth me.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— that I may unfold it, and utter it, as it behooveth me.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
That 2443
{2443} Prime
ἵνα
hina
{hin'-ah}
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
I may make y5319
[5319] Standard
φανερόω
phaneroo
{fan-er-o'-o}
From G5318; to render apparent (literally or figuratively).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
it y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
manifest, 5319
{5319} Prime
φανερόω
phaneroo
{fan-er-o'-o}
From G5318; to render apparent (literally or figuratively).
z5661
<5661> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 512
x846
(0846) Complement
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
as 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
I 3165
{3165} Prime
μέ
me
{meh}
A shorter (and probably original) form of G1691; me.
ought 1163
{1163} Prime
δεῖ
dei
{die}
Third person singular active present of G1210; also δεόν [[deon]], {deh-on'}; which is neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is (was, etc.) necessary (as binding).
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
to speak. 2980
{2980} Prime
λαλέω
laleo
{lal-eh'-o}
A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, that is, utter words.
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Colossians 4:4

_ _ Alford thinks that Paul asks their prayers for his release as if it were the “only” way by which he could “make it (the Gospel) manifest” as he ought. But while this is included in their subject of prayer, Philippians 1:12, Philippians 1:13, written somewhat later in his imprisonment, clearly shows that “a door for the word” could be opened, and was opened, for its manifestation, even while he remained imprisoned (compare 2 Timothy 2:9).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Colossians 4:2-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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I may:

Matthew 10:26-27 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. ... What I tell you in darkness, [that] speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, [that] preach ye upon the housetops.
Acts 4:29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,
2 Corinthians 3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
2 Corinthians 4:1-4 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; ... In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

as:

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech [be] alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the [other] apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
1 Corinthians 2:4-5 And my speech and my preaching [was] not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: ... That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
2 Corinthians 2:14-17 Now thanks [be] unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. ... For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
Ephesians 6:20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
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Mt 10:26. Ac 4:29; 5:29. 1Co 2:4. 2Co 2:14; 3:12; 4:1. Ep 6:20. Col 4:6.

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