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Colossians 3 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Not Carnality but Christ
Character of the Christian Life and Home
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:1 - If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:2 - Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:3 - For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:4 - When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:5 - Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:6 - Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:7 - in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:8 - But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:9 - Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:10 - and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:11 - where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.
Character of the New Man
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:12 - Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:13 - bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:14 - But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:15 - And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
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.
The Christian Home
(cf. Eph. 5:21—6:9 )
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:18 - Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:19 - Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:20 - Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:21 - Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:22 - Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:23 - And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:24 - knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for[fn] you serve the Lord Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:25 - But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.
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