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Colossians 3 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Put On the New Self

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:6 - For it is because of these things that the wrath of God is coming [fn]upon the [fn]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, rid yourselves of all of them: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene speech from your mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:9 - [fn]Do not lie to one another, since you stripped off the old [fn]self with its evil practices,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:10 - and have put on the new self, which is being [fn]renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created it—
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:11 - a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, [fn]barbarian, [fn]Scythian, slave, and free, but Christ is all, and in all.
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So, as those who have been chosen 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 forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so must you do also.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:14 - In addition to all these things put on love, which is [fn]the perfect bond of unity.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:15 - Let the peace of Christ, to which you were [fn]indeed called in one body, [fn]rule in your hearts; and [fn]be thankful.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:16 - Let the word of [fn]Christ richly dwell within you, [fn]with all wisdom teaching and admonishing [fn]one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:17 - Whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

Family Relations

(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 become bitter against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:20 - Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing [fn]to the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:21 - Fathers, do not [fn]antagonize your children, so that they will not become discouraged.
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[fn]Slaves, obey those who are your [fn]human masters in everything, not with [fn]eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:23 - Whatever you do, do your work [fn]heartily, as for the Lord and not for people,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:24 - knowing that it is from the Lord that you will receive the reward [fn]of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:25 - For the one who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and [fn]that without partiality.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or Be intent on
Lit put to death the parts of your body which are upon the earth
Lit is
Two early mss do not contain upon the sons of disobedience
I.e., people opposed to God
Or among these
Or Stop lying
Lit person
Lit renovated
I.e., uncultured
I.e., a member of an ancient people near the Black Sea, often considered unrefined
I.e., forbearance toward others
Lit the uniting bond of perfection
Or also
Or be in control in
Or show yourselves thankful
One early ms the Lord
Or in
Or one another, singing with psalms...
Lit in
Or provoke to anger
I.e., slaves in first-century Roman culture
Lit masters according to flesh
I.e., working only when watched
Lit from the soul
I.e., consisting of
Lit there is no partiality

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