Colossians 3 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Therefore if ye have risen together with Christ, seek ye those things that be above, where Christ is sitting on the right half of God. 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 Savour ye those things, that be above [Savour, or understand, ye those things that be above], not those that be on the earth. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
3 For ye be dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
4 For when Christ shall appear, your life, then also ye shall appear with him in glory. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
5 Therefore slay ye your members [Therefore slay your members], which be on the earth, fornication, uncleanness, lechery, evil covetousness, and avarice, which is service of maumets [which is service of simulacra]; 5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
6 for which things the wrath of God came on the sons of unbelief; 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.
7 in which also ye walked some time, when ye lived in them. 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.
8 But now put ye away all things, wrath, indignation, malice, blasphemy and foul words of your mouth. [But now and ye put away all things, wrath, indignation, malice, blasphemy, foul word of your mouth.] 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 ye lie together; despoil ye you from the old man with his deeds, [Do not ye lie, or gab, together, spoiling the old man with his deeds,] 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices
10 and clothe ye the new man [and clothing the new man], that is made new again into the knowing of God, after the image of him that made him; 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
11 where is not male and female, heathen man and Jew, circumcision and prepuce, barbarous and Scythian, bondman and free, but all things and in all things Christ. 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 Therefore ye, as the chosen of God, holy and loved, clothe you with the entrails of mercy, benignity, and meekness, temperance, patience; [Therefore clothe ye you, as the chosen of God, holy, and loved, with the entrails of mercy, benignity, and meekness, temperance, patience;] 12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
13 and support ye each one (the) other, and forgive to yourselves, if any man against any hath a quarrel; as the Lord forgave to you, so also ye. [supporting, or bearing up together, and forgiving to yourselves, if any man against any hath quarrel, or plaint, as and the Lord Christ forgave to you, so and ye.] 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
14 And upon all these things have ye charity, that is the bond of perfectness [that is the bond of perfection]. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
15 And the peace of Christ enjoy in your hearts, in which ye be called in one body, and be ye kind. 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 The word of Christ dwell in you plenteously, in all wisdom; and teach and admonish yourselves in psalms [teaching and admonishing yourselves in psalms], and hymns, and spiritual songs, in grace singing in your hearts to the Lord. 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 All thing, whatever thing ye do, in word or in deed, all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, doing thankings to God and to the Father by him. [All thing, whatever ye do, in word or deed, all things in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, doing thankings to God the Father by him.] 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 Women, be ye subject to your husbands, as it behooveth in the Lord. 18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
19 Men, love ye your wives, and do not ye be bitter to them. 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
20 Sons, obey ye to your father and mother by all things; for this is well pleasing in the Lord. [+Sons, obey to your father and mother in all things; forsooth this is well pleasing to the Lord.] 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
21 Fathers, do not ye provoke your sons to indignation, that they be not made feeble-hearted. 21 Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
22 Servants, obey ye by all things to fleshly lords, not serving at the eye [not serving at eye], as pleasing to men, but in simpleness of heart, dreading the Lord [dreading the Lord God]. 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 ye do, work ye of will, as to the Lord and not to men; 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,
24 witting that of the Lord ye shall take yielding of heritage [witting that of the Lord ye shall take reward of heritage]. Serve ye to the Lord Christ. 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 For he that doeth injury, shall receive that that he did evil; and acception of persons is not with God. [+Forsooth he that doeth injury, or wrong, shall receive that that he did evil; and acceptation of persons/and taking of persons is not with God.] 25 Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism.