Colossians 3:1-15 NIV

Living as Those Made Alive in Christ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        • n 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.

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

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

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

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          11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

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          12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

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          13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

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          14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

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          15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

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