Colossians 3 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 If however you have risen with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, enthroned at God's right hand. 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.
2 Give your minds to the things that are above, not to the things that are on the earth. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
4 When Christ appears--He is our true Life--then you also will appear with Him in glory. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
5 Therefore put to death your earthward inclinations--fornication, impurity, sensual passion, unholy desire, and all greed, for that is a form of idolatry. 5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
6 It is on account of these very sins that God's anger is coming, 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.
7 and you also were once addicted to them, while you were living under their power. 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.
8 But now you must rid yourselves of every kind of sin--angry and passionate outbreaks, ill-will, evil speaking, foul-mouthed abuse--so that these may never soil your lips. 8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
9 Do not speak falsehoods to one another, for you have stripped off the old self with its doings, 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices
10 and have clothed yourselves with the new self which is being remoulded into full knowledge so as to become like Him who created it. 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
11 In that new creation there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free man, but Christ is everything and is in all of us. 11 Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
12 Clothe yourselves therefore, as God's own people holy and dearly loved, with tender-heartedness, kindness, lowliness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; 12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
13 bearing with one another and readily forgiving each other, if any one has a grievance against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, you also must forgive. 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
14 And over all these put on love, which is the perfect bond of union; 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
15 and let the peace which Christ gives settle all questionings in your hearts, to which peace indeed you were called as belonging to His one Body; and be thankful. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
16 Let the teaching concerning Christ remain as a rich treasure in your hearts. In all wisdom teach and admonish one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, and sing with grace in your hearts to God. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
17 And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, and let it be through Him that you give thanks to God the Father. 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.
18 Married women, be submissive to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
19 Married men, be affectionate to your wives, and do not treat them harshly. 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
20 Children be obedient to your parents in everything; for that is right for Christians. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
21 Fathers, do not fret and harass your children, or you may make them sullen and morose. 21 Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
22 Slaves, be obedient in everything to your earthly masters; not in acts of eye service, as aiming only to please men, but with simplicity of purpose, because you fear the Lord. 22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.
23 Whatever you are doing, let your hearts be in your work, as a thing done for the Lord and not for men. 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,
24 For you know that it is from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. Christ is the Master whose bondservants you are. 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
25 The man who perpetrates a wrong will find the wrong repaid to him; and with God there are no merely earthly distinctions. 25 Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism.