New Living Translation
Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.
King James Bible
Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Darby Bible Translation
Let your word be always with grace, seasoned with salt, so as to know how ye ought to answer each one.
World English Bible
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
Young's Literal Translation
your word always in grace -- with salt being seasoned -- to know how it behoveth you to answer each one.
Colossians 4:6 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:6 Let your speech be always with grace - Seasoned with the grace of God, as flesh is with salt.
LibraryThe Voyage and Shipwreck
[This chapter is based on Acts 27; 28:1-10.] At last Paul was on his way to Rome. "When it was determined," Luke writes, "that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band. And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us." In the first century of the Christian Era traveling by sea was attended with peculiar hardship …
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles
Twenty-Eighth Day that all God's People May Know the Holy Spirit
You are to present them to the LORD, and the priests are to sprinkle salt on them and offer them as a burnt offering to the LORD.
A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart.
Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again? You must have the qualities of salt among yourselves and live in peace with each other."
Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
1 Peter 3:15
Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.
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