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Colossians 3 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:1 - Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:2 - Keep thinking about things above, not things on the 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 your life) appears, then you too will be revealed in glory with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:5 - So put to death whatever in your nature belongs to the earth: sexual immorality, impurity, shameful passion, evil desire, and greed which is idolatry.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:6 - Because of these things the wrath of God is coming on the sons of disobedience.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:7 - You also lived your lives in this way at one time, when you used to live among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:8 - But now, put off all such things as anger, rage, malice, slander, abusive language from your mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:9 - Do not lie to one another since you have put off the old man with its practices
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:10 - and have been clothed with the new man that is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of the one who created it.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:11 - Here there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all and in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:12 - Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:13 - bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:14 - And to all these virtues add love, which is the perfect bond.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:15 - Let the peace of Christ be in control in your heart (for you were in fact called as one body to this peace), and be thankful.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and exhorting one another with all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, all with grace in your hearts to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:17 - And whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Family Relations

(cf. Eph 5:21—6:9 )
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:18 - Wives, submit 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 everything, for this is pleasing in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:21 - Fathers, do not provoke your children, so they will not become disheartened.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:22 - Slaves, obey your earthly masters in every respect, not only when they are watching - like those who are strictly people-pleasers - but with a sincere heart, fearing the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:23 - Whatever you are doing, work at it with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not for people,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:24 - because you know that you will receive your inheritance from the Lord as the reward. Serve the Lord Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:25 - For the one who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there are no exceptions.

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