Colossians 4:4
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New International Version
Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.

King James Bible
That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

Darby Bible Translation
to the end that I may make it manifest as I ought to speak.

World English Bible
that I may reveal it as I ought to speak.

Young's Literal Translation
that I may manifest it, as it behoveth me to speak;

Colossians 4:4 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

That I may make it manifest - It was a mystery, and he wished to make it manifest - to lay it open, and make all men see it.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

Acts 4:29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant to your servants, that with all boldness they may speak your 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...

as.

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you 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...

2 Corinthians 2:14-17 Now thanks be to God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest the aroma of his knowledge by us in every place...

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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Without and Within
'Them that are without.'--COL. iv. 5. That is, of course, an expression for the non-Christian world; the outsiders who are beyond the pale of the Church. There was a very broad line of distinction between it and the surrounding world in the early Christian days, and the handful of Christians in a heathen country felt a great gulf between them and the society in which they lived. That distinction varies in form, and varies somewhat in apparent magnitude according as Christianity has been rooted in
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Name Above Every Name
'Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.'--ACTS ii. 36. It is no part of my purpose at this time to consider the special circumstances under which these words were spoken, nor even to enter upon an exposition of their whole scope. I select them for one reason, the occurrence in them of the three names by which we designate our Saviour--Jesus, Lord, Christ. To us they are very little more than three proper
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

From John Yeardley's Conversion to the Commencement of his Public Ministry.
1803--1815. John Yeardley was born on the 3rd of the First Month, 1786, at a small farm-house beside Orgreave Hall, in the valley of the Rother, four miles south of Rotherham. His parents, Joel and Frances Yeardley, farmed some land, chiefly pasture, and his mother is said to have been famous for her cream-cheeses, which she carried herself to Sheffield market. She was a pious and industrious woman; but, through the misconduct of her husband, was sometimes reduced to such straits as scarcely to have
John Yeardley—Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel

Heralds of the Gospel
"Sent forth by the Holy Ghost," Paul and Barnabas, after their ordination by the brethren in Antioch, "departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus." Thus the apostles began their first missionary journey. Cyprus was one of the places to which the believers had fled from Jerusalem because of the persecution following the death of Stephen. It was from Cyprus that certain men had journeyed to Antioch, "preaching the Lord Jesus." Acts 11:20. Barnabas himself was "of the country of Cyprus"
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Cross References
Ephesians 6:20
for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

Colossians 4:5
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.

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