Colossians 3

Putting on the New Self

1 Therefore, since you have been raised with Christ, strive for the things above, where Christ is seated at [the] right hand of God. 2 Set [your] minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your
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life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
5 Put to death, therefore, the components of your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming on the sons of disobedience.
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7 When you lived among them, you also used to walk in these ways. 8 But now you must put aside all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, [and] filthy language from your mouth. 9 {Do} not lie to one another, since you have taken off the old self with [its] practices, 10 and have put on the new [self] , which is being renewed in knowledge in [the] image of [its] Creator. 11 Here there is no Greek [or] Jew, circumcised [or] uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, [or] free, but Christ [is] all and [is] in all. 12 Therefore, as [the] elect of God, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, [and] patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive [any] complaint you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these [virtues] [put on] love, which is [the] bond of perfect unity. 15 {Let] the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, [for] to this you were called as members of one body. And be thankful. 16 {Let} the word of Christ richly dwell within you as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, [and] as you sing psalms, hymns, [and] spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, [do it] all in [the] name of [the] Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God [the] Father through Him.

Christian Households

18 Wives, submit to [your] husbands, as is fitting in [the] Lord. 19 Husbands, love [your] wives and {do} not be harsh with them. 20 Children, obey [your] parents in everything, for this is pleasing to [the] Lord. 21 Fathers, {do} not provoke your children, so they will not become discouraged. 22 Slaves, obey [your] earthly masters in everything, not [only] to please them while they are watching, but with sincerity of heart [and] fear of the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work at it with your whole being, for the Lord and not for men, 24 because you know that you will receive an inheritance from [the] Lord [as your] reward. [It is] the Lord Christ you are serving. 25 Whoever does wrong will be repaid [for] his wrong, and there is no favoritism.
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