Colossians 3

Chapter 3

Some lives are hidden with God in Christ—The Saints are told to be holy and to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 If ye then be arisen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2 Set your aaffection on bthings cabove, not on things on the dearth.

3 For ye are adead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

4 When Christ, who is our alife, shall bappear, then shall ye also appear with him in cglory.

5 aMortify therefore your bmembers which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, cinordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and dcovetousness, which is eidolatry:

6 For which things’ sake the awrath of God cometh on the children of bdisobedience:

7 In the which ye also walked asome time, when ye lived in them.

8 But now ye also aput off all these; banger, wrath, cmalice, dblasphemy, filthy ecommunication out of your mouth.

9 aLie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the bold man with his deeds;

10 And have put on the anew man, which is renewed in knowledge after the bimage of him that ccreated him:

11 Where there is neither aGreek nor Jew, bcircumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

12 Put on therefore, as the aelect of God, holy and beloved, bbowels of cmercies, dkindness, ehumbleness of mind, fmeekness, longsuffering;

13 aForbearing one another, and bforgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

14 And above all these things put on acharity, which is the bond of perfectness.

15 And let the apeace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye bthankful.

16 Let the aword of Christ dwell in you richly in all bwisdom; cteaching and admonishing one another in psalms and dhymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, ado all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving bthanks to God and the Father by him.

18 aWives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

19 aHusbands, blove your wives, and be not bitter against them.

20 aChildren, bobey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

21 aFathers, bprovoke not your children to canger, lest they be discouraged.

22 aServants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in bsingleness of heart, cfearing God:

23 And whatsoever ye do, do it aheartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall areceive the breward of the cinheritance: for ye dserve the Lord Christ.

25 But he that doeth awrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no brespect of persons.