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 at God's right hand in the place of honor and power. 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 Let heaven fill your thoughts. Do not think only about things down here on earth. NIV 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. NLT 3 For you died when Christ died, 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 real 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 sin, impurity, lust, and shameful desires. Don't be greedy for the good things of this life, for that is idolatry. 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 God's terrible anger will come upon those who do such things. NIV 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. NLT 7 You used to do them 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 evil 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 In its place you have clothed yourselves with a brand-new nature that is continually being renewed as you learn more and more about Christ, who created this new nature within you. 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 whom 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 You must make allowance for each other's faults and forgive the person 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 And the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love. Love is what 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 all 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 words of Christ, in all their richness, live in your hearts and make you wise. Use his words to teach and counsel each other. 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, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, all the while 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 You wives must 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 And you husbands must love your wives and never treat them harshly. NIV 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. NLT 20 You children must always obey your parents, for this is what pleases the Lord. NIV 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. NLT 21 Fathers, don't aggravate your children. If you do, they will become discouraged and quit trying. NIV 21 Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. NLT 22 You slaves must obey your earthly masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Obey them willingly 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 hard and cheerfully 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 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 who can get away with evil. NIV 25 Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism.