Colossians 3:2-12 NIV

2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.1

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3 For you died,2 and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

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4 When Christ, who is youra life,3 appears,4 then you also will appear with him in glory.5

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    • a 3:4 - Some manuscripts "our"
      5 Put to death,6 therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature:7 sexual immorality,8 impurity, lust, evil desires and greed,9 which is idolatry.10

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      6 Because of these, the wrath of God11 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.12

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          8 But now you must rid yourselves13 of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander,14 and filthy language from your lips.15

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          9 Do not lie to each other,16 since you have taken off your old self17 with its practices

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          10 and have put on the new self,18 which is being renewed19 in knowledge in the image of its Creator.20

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          11 Here there is no Greek or Jew,21 circumcised or uncircumcised,22 barbarian, Scythian, slave or free,23 but Christ is all,24 and is in all.

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          12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves25 with compassion, kindness, humility,26 gentleness and patience.27

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