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Colossians 3 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:1 - If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:2 - Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:3 - For you have died, and your life is hid 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 - Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:6 - On account of these the wrath of God is coming.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:7 - In these you once walked, when you lived in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:8 - But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:9 - Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:10 - and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:11 - Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scyth'ian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:12 - Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:13 - forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:14 - And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:15 - And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:17 - And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
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 harsh with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:20 - Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:21 - Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:22 - Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:23 - Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:24 - knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:25 - For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.
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