Colossians 4:6

Seasoned with salt (alati hrtumeno). The same verb artuw (old verb from airw, to fit, to arrange) about salt in Mark 9:50 ; Luke 14:34 . Nowhere else in the N.T. Not too much salt, not too little. Plutarch uses salt of speech, the wit which flavours speech (cf. Attic salt). Our word salacious is this same word degenerated into vulgarity. Grace and salt (wit, sense) make an ideal combination. Every teacher will sympathize with Paul's desire "that ye know how ye must answer each one" (eidenai pw dei uma eni ekastwi apokrinesqai). Who does know?