Chapter 3Colossians

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1 If then ye were raised together with the Christ, seek the things above, where the Christ is, seated at God’s right. 2 Set your mind on the things above, not on those upon the earth. 3 For ye died, and your :life is hid with the Christ in :God. 4 When the Christ, our :life, shall be manifested, then shall ye also with him be manifested in glory.
 
5 Put to death therefore the members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and :covetousness, which is idolatry; 6 for which cometh the wrath of :God: 7 wherein ye also once walked, when ye lived in these; 8 but now do ye also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, railing, shameful speaking out of your :mouth: 9 lie not one to another; seeing ye have put off the old man with his :doings, 10 and have put on the new, who is being renewed unto knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11 where is no Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bond, free; but Christ is all, and in all. 12 Put on therefore, as chosen of :God, holy and beloved, bowels of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, long-suffering; 13 forbearing one another, and forgiving each other, if anyone have a complaint against any; even as the Lord forgave you, so also do ye: 14 and above all these things put on :love, which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of the Christ arbitrate in your :hearts, to which also ye were called in one body; and be ye thankful. 16 Let the word of the Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing yourselves with psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with :grace singing in your :hearts unto :God. 17 And whatsoever ye do, in word or in deed, do all in the Lord Jesus’ name, thanking :God the Father through him.

18 :Wives, be subject to your :husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 :Husbands, love your :wives and be not bitter against them. 20 :Children, obey the parents in all things, for this is well pleasing in the Lord. 21 :Fathers, provoke not your :children, that they be not discouraged. 22 :Bondmen, obey in all things the lords according to the flesh; not with eyeservices, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing the Lord; 23 whatsoever ye do, work from the soul, as to the Lord, and not to men; 24 knowing that from the Lord ye shall receive the recompense of the inheritance; ye are bondmen of the Lord Christ. 25 For who doeth wrong shall receive again the wrong he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

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