Colossians 4:3
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English Standard Version
At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—

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:

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;)

English Revised 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;

Webster's Bible Translation
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:

Weymouth New Testament
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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Door of utterance (θύραν τοῦ λόγου)

Rev., better, a door for the world. Compare 1 Corinthians 16:9; 2 Corinthians 2:12; Revelation 3:8. See also entering in, 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 1 Thessalonians 2:1. And the parallel passage, Ephesians 6:19. There may be an allusion to a release from imprisonment.

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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.

Cross References
Acts 14:27
And when they arrived and gathered the church together, they declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.

Romans 16:25
Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages

Ephesians 3:3
how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly.

Ephesians 3:4
When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ,

Ephesians 3:9
and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things,

Ephesians 6:19
and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel,

Ephesians 6:20
for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

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