Colossians 3:4-14 NIV

4 When Christ, who is youra life,1 appears,2 then you also will appear with him in glory.3

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

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      6 Because of these, the wrath of God9 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.10

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          8 But now you must rid yourselves11 of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander,12 and filthy language from your lips.13

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          9 Do not lie to each other,14 since you have taken off your old self15 with its practices

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          10 and have put on the new self,16 which is being renewed17 in knowledge in the image of its Creator.18

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          11 Here there is no Greek or Jew,19 circumcised or uncircumcised,20 barbarian, Scythian, slave or free,21 but Christ is all,22 and is in all.

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          12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves23 with compassion, kindness, humility,24 gentleness and patience.25

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          13 Bear with each other26 and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.27

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          14 And over all these virtues put on love,28 which binds them all together in perfect unity.29

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