Parallel Bible results for Colossians 3

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Colossians 3

NLT 1 Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. NIV 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. NLT 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. NIV 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. NLT 3 For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. NIV 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. NLT 4 And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. NIV 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. NLT 5 So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. NIV 5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. NLT 6 Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. NIV 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. NLT 7 You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. NIV 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. NLT 8 But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. NIV 8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. NLT 9 Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. NIV 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices NLT 10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. NIV 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. NLT 11 In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us. NIV 11 Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. NLT 12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. NIV 12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. NLT 13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. NIV 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. NLT 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. NIV 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. NLT 15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. NIV 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. NLT 16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. NIV 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. NLT 17 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. NIV 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. NLT 18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting for those who belong to the Lord. NIV 18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. NLT 19 Husbands, love your wives and never treat them harshly. NIV 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. NLT 20 Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord. NIV 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. NLT 21 Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged. NIV 21 Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. NLT 22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Serve them sincerely because of your reverent fear of the Lord. NIV 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. NLT 23 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. NIV 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, NLT 24 Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ. NIV 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. NLT 25 But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites. NIV 25 Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism.