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Colossians 3 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Put On the New Self

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:1 - Therefore G3767 if G1487 you have been raised G4891 up with Christ, G5547 keep seeking G2212 the things above, G507 where G3757 Christ G5547 is, seated G2521 at the right G1188 hand G1188 of God. G2316
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:2 - [fn]Set G5426 your mind G5426 on the things above, G507 not on the things that are on earth. G1093
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:3 - For you have died G599 and your life G2222 is hidden G2928 with Christ G5547 in God. G2316
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:4 - When G3752 Christ, G5547 who is our life, G2222 is revealed, G5319 then G5119 you also G2532 will be revealed G5319 with Him in glory. G1391
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:5 - Therefore G3767 [fn]consider G3499 the members G3196 of your earthly G1093 body as dead G3499 to [fn]immorality, G4202 impurity, G167 passion, G3806 evil G2556 desire, G1939 and greed, G4124 which G3748 [fn]amounts G1510 to idolatry. G1495
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:6 - For it is because G1223 of these G3739 things G3739 that the wrath G3709 of God G2316 will come G2064 [fn]upon the sons G5207 of disobedience, G545
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:7 - and in them you also G2532 once G4218 walked, G4043 when G3753 you were living G2198 [fn]in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:8 - But now G3570 you also, G2532 put G659 them all G3956 aside: G659 anger, G3709 wrath, G2372 malice, G2549 slander, G988 and abusive G148 speech G148 from your mouth. G4750
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:9 - [fn]Do not lie G5574 to one G240 another, G240 since you laid G554 aside G554 the old G3820 [fn]self G444 with its evil practices, G4234
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:10 - and have put G1746 on the new G3501 self G3501 who is being [fn]renewed G341 to a true G1922 knowledge G1922 according G2596 to the image G1504 of the One who created G2936 him—
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:11 - a renewal in which G3699 there G1762 is no G3756 distinction between Greek G1672 and Jew, G2453 circumcised G4061 and uncircumcised, G203 [fn]barbarian, G915 Scythian, G4658 slave G1401 and freeman, G1658 but Christ G5547 is all, G3956 and in all. G3956
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:12 - So, G3767 as those who have been chosen G1588 of God, G2316 holy G40 and beloved, G25 put G1746 on a heart G4698 of compassion, G3628 kindness, G5544 humility, G5012 gentleness G4240 and [fn]patience; G3115
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:13 - bearing G430 with one G240 another, G240 and forgiving G5483 each G1438 other, G1438 whoever G1437 G5100 has G2192 a complaint G3437 against G4314 anyone; G5100 just G2531 as the Lord G2962 forgave G5483 you, so G3779 also G2532 should you.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:14 - Beyond G1909 all G3956 these G3778 things G3778 put on love, G26 which G3739 is [fn]the perfect G5047 bond G4886 of unity. G4886
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:15 - Let the peace G1515 of Christ G5547 [fn]rule G1018 in your hearts, G2588 to which G3739 [fn]indeed G2532 you were called G2564 in one G1520 body; G4983 and [fn]be thankful. G2170
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:16 - Let the word G3056 of [fn]Christ G5547 richly G4146 dwell G1774 within G1722 you, [fn]with all G3956 wisdom G4678 teaching G1321 and admonishing G3560 [fn]one G1438 another G1438 with psalms G5568 and hymns G5215 and spiritual G4152 songs, G5603 singing G103 [fn]with thankfulness G5485 in your hearts G2588 to God. G2316
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:17 - Whatever G3956 you do G4160 in word G3056 or G2228 deed, G2041 do all G3956 in the name G3686 of the Lord G2962 Jesus, G2424 giving G2168 thanks G2168 through G1223 Him to God G2316 the Father. G3962

Family Relations

(cf. Eph 5:21—6:9 )
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:18 - Wives, G1135 be subject G5293 to your husbands, G435 as is fitting G433 in the Lord. G2962
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:19 - Husbands, G435 love G25 your wives G1135 and do not be embittered G4087 against G4314 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:20 - Children, G5043 be obedient G5219 to your parents G1118 in all G3956 things, G3956 for this G3778 is well-pleasing G2101 [fn]to the Lord. G2962
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:21 - Fathers, G3962 do not exasperate G2042 your children, G5043 so G2443 that they will not lose G120 heart. G120
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:22 - Slaves, G1401 in all G3956 things G3956 obey G5219 those G3588 who are your masters G2962 [fn]on earth, G4561 not with [fn]external G3787 service, G3787 as those who G441 merely please G441 men, G441 but with sincerity G572 of heart, G2588 fearing G5399 the Lord. G2962
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:23 - Whatever G3739 G1437 you do, G4160 do G2038 your work G2038 [fn]heartily, G5590 as for the Lord G2962 [fn]rather G3756 than G2532 G3756 for men, G444
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:24 - knowing G6063 that from the Lord G2962 you will receive G618 the reward G469 [fn]of the inheritance. G2817 It is the Lord G2962 Christ G5547 whom you serve. G1398
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:25 - For he who does G91 wrong G91 will receive G2865 the consequences of the wrong G91 which G3739 he has done, G91 and [fn]that without G3756 partiality. G4382
NASB Footnotes
Or, Be intent on
Literally: put to death the members which are upon the earth
Literally: fornication
Literally: is
Two early mss do not contain upon the sons of disobedience
Or, among these
Or, Stop lying
Gr anthropos
Literally: renovated
I.e. those who were not Greeks, either by birth or by culture
I.e. forbearance toward others
Literally: the uniting bond of perfection
Or, act as arbiter
Literally: also
Or, show yourselves thankful
One early ms reads the Lord
Or, in
Or, one another, singing with psalms...
Or, by; lit in His grace
Literally: in
Literally: according to the flesh
Literally: eyeservice
Literally: from the soul
Literally: and not
I.e. consisting of
Literally: there is no partiality

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