Colossians 3
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1Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.1If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2Keep thinking about things above, not things on the earth,2Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3for you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.3For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4When Christ (who is your life) appears, then you too will be revealed in glory with him.4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
5So put to death whatever in your nature belongs to the earth: sexual immorality, impurity, shameful passion, evil desire, and greed which is idolatry.5Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
6Because of these things the wrath of God is coming on the sons of disobedience.6For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
7You also lived your lives in this way at one time, when you used to live among them.7In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
8But now, put off all such things as anger, rage, malice, slander, abusive language from your mouth.8But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
9Do not lie to one another since you have put off the old man with its practices9Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
10and have been clothed with the new man that is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of the one who created it.10And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
11Here there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all and in all. 11Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
12Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,12Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
13bearing 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.13Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
14And to all these virtues add love, which is the perfect bond.14And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
15Let 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.15And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
16Let 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.16Let 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.
17And 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. 17And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
18Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.18Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
19Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.19Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
20Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing in the Lord.20Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
21Fathers, do not provoke your children, so they will not become disheartened.21Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
22Slaves, 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.22Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:
23Whatever you are doing, work at it with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not for people,23And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
24because you know that you will receive your inheritance from the Lord as the reward. Serve the Lord Christ.24Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
25For the one who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there are no exceptions.25But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
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