Colossians 3:10

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

Colossians 3:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
ESV
10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
NLT
10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.
MSG
10 Now you're dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with his label on it. All the old fashions are now obsolete.
CSB
10 and have put on the new man, who is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of his Creator.

Colossians 3:10 Meaning and Commentary

Colossians 3:10

And have put on the new man
Concerning which, and the putting it on, (See Gill on Ephesians 4:24),

which is renewed in knowledge;
this man, or principle of grace in the soul, is a new one, which never was there before; and there is a daily renovation of it in the spirit of the mind, by the Spirit of God; for as the outward man decays, the inward man, which is the same with this new man, is renewed day by day, increases in holiness and righteousness, grows in grace, and particularly in "knowledge"; light and knowledge of a man's self, of his lost state and condition by nature, of his need of Christ, and of his salvation, is what appears at the first formation of this new man; and the daily renovation of him lies in an increase of spiritual, experimental, and saving knowledge of God, and Christ, and divine things; and indeed, until a man becomes a new creature, he neither knows, nor is he capable of knowing, the things of the Spirit of God; so that this new man, or principle of grace, begins with spiritual knowledge, and is formed in order to it, and its increase lies in it:

after the image of him that created him;
the new man; for this is a creation work, and so not man's, but God's; and is made not after the image of the first man, no not as innocent, and much less as fallen; but after the image of Christ, to which the elect of God are predestinated to he conformed, and which is stamped in regeneration; and more and more appears by every transforming view of Christ, and will be perfected in heaven, when they shall see him as he is, and be perfectly like him, who is not only the pattern, but the Creator of it, even the author and finisher of faith.

Colossians 3:10 In-Context

8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices
10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Romans 6:4; S Romans 13:14
  • 2. Romans 12:2; S 2 Corinthians 4:16; Ephesians 4:23
  • 3. Ephesians 2:10