Colossians 4:6
Parallel Strong's
Berean Study Bible
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

Young's Literal Translation
your word always in grace—with salt being seasoned—to know how it behoveth you to answer each one.

King James Bible
Let your speech [be] alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

[Let] your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

λόγος (logos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

always [be]
πάντοτε (pantote)
Strong's 3842: Always, at all times, ever. From pas and hote; every when, i.e. At all times.

χάριτι (chariti)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5485: From chairo; graciousness, of manner or act.

ἠρτυμένος (ērtymenos)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 741: Prop: I arrange, make ready; I season, flavor. From a presumed derivative of airo; to prepare, i.e. Spice.

with salt,
ἅλατι (halati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 217: Salt. From hals; salt; figuratively, prudence.

so that you may know
εἰδέναι (eidenai)
Verb - Perfect Infinitive Active
Strong's 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

πῶς (pōs)
Strong's 4459: Adverb from the base of pou; an interrogative particle of manner; in what way?; also as exclamation, how much!

to answer
ἀποκρίνεσθαι (apokrinesthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive
Strong's 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

ἑκάστῳ (hekastō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1538: Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.


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