Colossians 3:1-11 NIV

Rules for Holy Living

1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ,1 set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.2

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2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.3

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3 For you died,4 and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

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4 When Christ, who is youra life,5 appears,6 then you also will appear with him in glory.7

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    • a 3:4 - Some manuscripts "our"
      5 Put to death,8 therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature:9 sexual immorality,10 impurity, lust, evil desires and greed,11 which is idolatry.12

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      6 Because of these, the wrath of God13 is coming.b

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        • b 3:6 - Some early manuscripts "coming on those who are disobedient"
          7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.14

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          8 But now you must rid yourselves15 of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander,16 and filthy language from your lips.17

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          9 Do not lie to each other,18 since you have taken off your old self19 with its practices

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          10 and have put on the new self,20 which is being renewed21 in knowledge in the image of its Creator.22

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          11 Here there is no Greek or Jew,23 circumcised or uncircumcised,24 barbarian, Scythian, slave or free,25 but Christ is all,26 and is in all.

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