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Colossians 3 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Put On the New Man

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Therefore, if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:2 - [fn]Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:3 - For you died and your life has been hidden with Christ in God.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:4 - When Christ, who is our life, is manifested, then you also will be manifested with Him in glory.
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Therefore, [fn]consider the members of your earthly body as dead to sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which is idolatry.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:6 - On account of these things, the wrath of God is coming [fn]upon the sons of disobedience,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:7 - and in them you also once walked, when you were living [fn]in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:8 - But now you also, lay them all aside: wrath, anger, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:9 - [fn]Do not lie to one another, since you put off the old man with its evil practices,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:10 - and have put on the new man who is being [fn]renewed to a full knowledge according to the image of the One who created him—
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:11 - a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, [fn]barbarian, Scythian, slave, and freeman, but Christ is all and in all.
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So, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and [fn]patience;

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:13 - bearing with one another, and graciously forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone, just as the Lord graciously forgave you, so also should you.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:14 - Above all these things put on love, which is [fn]the perfect bond of unity.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:15 - And let the peace of Christ [fn]rule in your hearts, to which [fn]indeed you were called in one body, and [fn]be thankful.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:16 - Let the word of [fn]Christ dwell in you richly, [fn]with all wisdom teaching and admonishing [fn]one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing [fn]with gratefulness in your hearts to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:17 - And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Family and Work

(cf. Eph 5:21—6:9 )
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Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:19 - Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:20 - Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is pleasing [fn]to the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:21 - Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart.
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Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters [fn]according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but with [fn]integrity of heart, fearing the Lord.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:23 - Whatever you do, do your work [fn]heartily, as for the Lord [fn]rather than for men,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:24 - knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward [fn]of the inheritance. [fn]Serve the Lord Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:25 - For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and [fn]that without partiality.
LSB Footnotes
Or Be intent on
Or put to death the members which are upon the earth
Two early mss omit final clause
Or among these
Or Stop lying
Lit renovated
Those who were not Greeks, either by birth or by culture
Forbearance toward others
Lit the uniting bond of perfection
Or act as arbiter
Lit also
Or show yourselves thankful
One early ms the Lord
Or in
Or one another, singing with psalms
Or by; lit in His grace
Lit in
Or on earth
Lit simplicity
Lit from the soul
Lit and not
Consisting of
Or You serve the Lord Christ
Lit there is no partiality

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