Colossians 3:3-13 NIV

3 For you died,1 and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

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4 When Christ, who is youra life,2 appears,3 then you also will appear with him in glory.4

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

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      6 Because of these, the wrath of God10 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.11

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          8 But now you must rid yourselves12 of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander,13 and filthy language from your lips.14

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          9 Do not lie to each other,15 since you have taken off your old self16 with its practices

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          10 and have put on the new self,17 which is being renewed18 in knowledge in the image of its Creator.19

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          11 Here there is no Greek or Jew,20 circumcised or uncircumcised,21 barbarian, Scythian, slave or free,22 but Christ is all,23 and is in all.

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          12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves24 with compassion, kindness, humility,25 gentleness and patience.26

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          13 Bear with each other27 and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.28

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