Colossians 3

Put On the New Self

Therefore if you have been a raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, b seated at the right hand of God.
Or Be intent on
d Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
For you have e died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ f who is our life, is revealed g then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.

h Therefore
Lit put to death the members which are upon the earth
consider j the members of your earthly body as dead to
Lit fornication
l immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which
Lit is
amounts to idolatry.
For it is because of these things that n the wrath of God will come
Two early mss do not contain upon the sons of disobedience
upon the sons of disobedience,
and p in them you also once walked, when you were living
Or among these
in them.
But now you also r put them all aside: s anger, wrath, malice, slander, and t abusive speech from your mouth.
Or Stop lying
v Do not lie to one another, since you w laid aside the old
Gr anthropos
self with its evil practices,
10 and have y put on the new self who is being
Lit renovated
aa renewed to a true knowledge ab according to the image of the One who ac created him—
11 a renewal in which ad there is no distinction between Greek and Jew ae circumcised and uncircumcised
I.e. those who were not Greeks, either by birth or by culture
ag barbarian, Scythian ah slave and freeman, but ai Christ is all, and in all.

12 So, as those who have been aj chosen of God, holy and beloved ak put on a al heart of compassion, kindness am humility, gentleness and
I.e. forbearance toward others
ao patience;
13  ap bearing with one another, and aq forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; ar just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. 14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is
Lit the uniting bond of perfection
at the perfect bond of au unity.
15 Let av the peace of Christ
Or act as arbiter
rule in your hearts, to which
Lit also
indeed you were called in ay one body; and
Or show yourselves thankful
be thankful.
16 Let ba the word of
One early ms reads the Lord
Christ richly dwell within you,
Or in
with all wisdom bd teaching and admonishing
Or one another, singing with psalms...
one another bf with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, bg singing
Or by; lit in His grace
with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
17  bi Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus bj giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

Family Relations

18  bk Wives bl be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19  bm Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them. 20  bn Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing
Lit in
to the Lord.
21  bp Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart.

22  bq Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters
Lit according to the flesh
on earth bs not with
Lit eyeservice
external service, as those who merely please men, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.
23 Whatever you do, do your work
Lit from the soul
heartily bv as for the Lord
Lit and not
rather than for men,
24  bx knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward
I.e. consisting of
of bz the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you ca serve.
25 For cb he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and
Lit there is no partiality
cd that without partiality.
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