Colossians 31 If, then, you have been raised with Christ seek the things which are above, where Christ sits at the right hand of God. 2 Set your affections on things above; not on things upon the earth. 3 For you are dead; but your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ our life shall appear then you shall also appear with him in glory. 5 Mortify, therefore, your members which are on the earth; fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and licentiousness, which is idolatry; 6 for which the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience; 7 in which you also formerly walked, when you lived with them. 8 But now also put away all these, anger, wrath, malice, defamation, obscene discourse, from your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, having put off the old man, with his practices; 10 and having put on the new, who is renewed by knowledge, after the image of him, who created him;-- 11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew; circumcision nor uncircumcision; barbarian, Scythian; bond nor free; but Christ is all, and in all. 12 Put on, therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of compassion, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering. 13 Bear with one another, and forgive each other, if any one have a complaint against any one: even as Christ forgave you, so also do you. 14 And over all these put on love, which is a bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts; to which also you are called in one body, and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; and with all wisdom teach and admonish each other by psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs; singing with gratitude in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God, even the Father, through him. 18 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not exasperate your children, lest they be discouraged. 22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but with integrity of heart, as fearing God. 23 And whatever you do, work it from the soul, as to the Lord, and not to men: 24 knowing that from the Lord you shall receive the recompense for the inheritance; for you serve the Lord. 25 But he who does unjustly, shall receive for the injustice, he has done: for there is no respect of persons.
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