Colossians 3:12-22 NIV

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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16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

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17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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Instructions for Christian Households

18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

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19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
21 Fathers,a do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.

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    • o 3:21 - Or "Parents"
      22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.