Colossians 3

1 Therefore, if you* were raised up together with the Christ, seek the things which are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Be mindful of the things which are above, not the things which are upon the earth. 3 For* you* died and the life you* have, has been hidden together with the Christ in God. 4 Whenever the Christ, who is the life of us, is manifested, then you* will also be manifested together with him in glory.

5 Therefore mortify your, your* members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of which things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience; 7 among whom you* also previously walked, when you* were living in these things. 8 But also now, place all these things away from yourselves: anger, fury, malice, blasphemy, obscene speech from your, your* mouth.

9 Do not lie to one another; since you* have stripped off the old man together with his practices, 10 and have clothed yourselves with the new man, who is being renewed to the full knowledge according to the image of the one who created him; 11 where there is no Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bondservant, or free man, but Christ is all things and in all things.

12 Therefore as chosen ones of God, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with a heart* of mercy, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, 13 tolerating one another and forgiving* others in yourselves. If anyone has a complaint toward anyone; just, as the Christ forgave* you*, so you* also forgive * others. 14 But over all these things be clothed with the love*, which is the bond of maturity. 15 And let the peace of God arbitrate in your, your* hearts, for which you* were also called in one body, and become thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you* richly, in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing in gratitude in your, your* heart to the Lord. 17 And everything, anything, whatever you* do in word or in work, do all things in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving, thanks to the God and Father through him.

18 The wives: be subject to your, your* own husbands, as is proper in the Lord.

19 The husbands: love* the wives, and do not be bitter toward them.

20 The children: obey* the parents according to all things, for* this is well pleasing in the Lord.

21 The fathers: do not aggravate your, your* children, in order that they may not be discouraged.

22 The bondservants: be obedient according to all things, those who are your * lords according to the flesh; not in eye, services, like men, pleasers, but in clarity of heart, fearing God.

23 And everything, anything whatever you* do, work from your soul, as you would to the Lord and not as to men; 24 knowing that you* will be receiving from the Lord the payment of the inheritance; for* you* are serving* the Lord Christ. 25 But he who does wrong will get back what he did wrong and there is no favoritism with God.



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