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Colossians 3 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Put On the New Self

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:1 - 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 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:5 - Therefore [fn]consider the members of your earthly body as dead to [fn]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 will come [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, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:9 - [fn]Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old [fn]self with its evil practices,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:10 - and have put on the new self who is being [fn]renewed to a true 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:12 - 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 also should you.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:14 - Beyond all these things put on love, which is [fn]the perfect bond of unity.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:15 - 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 richly dwell within you, [fn]with all wisdom teaching and admonishing [fn]one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing [fn]with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:17 - Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

Family Relations

(cf. Eph 5:21—6:9 )
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:18 - 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, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing [fn]to the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:21 - Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:22 - Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters [fn]on earth, not with [fn]external service, as those who merely please men, 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 [fn]rather than for men,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:24 - knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward [fn]of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.
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.
NASB95 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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