Colossians 3:6

6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.[a]

Colossians 3:6 in Other Translations

6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming.
6 Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming.
6 It's because of this kind of thing that God is about to explode in anger.
6 Because of these, God's wrath comes on the disobedient,

Colossians 3:6 Meaning and Commentary

Colossians 3:6

For which things' sake
Those sins above mentioned, ( Colossians 3:5 ) :

the wrath of God;
the effects of it in temporal judgments, and eternal ruin and destruction, the wrath to come, which all are deserving of, and there is only deliverance from by Christ:

cometh upon the children of disobedience:
who are disobedient both to the law of God, and Gospel of Christ: who are unbelievers in him, are rebellious and gainsaying, reject his calls, the persuasions of his ministers, set at nought his counsel, and will have none of his reproof. There have been already instances of God's displeasure at sin, his indignation against it, and his judgments on account of it: his wrath is revealed from heaven, and it will come down from thence on disobedient and rebellious sinners, and that suddenly, and with great power, like a mighty torrent, that there will be no standing before it. This is a reason why such who have life in Christ should mortify, repress, and abstain from the above sins; for though this regards sinners, and ungodly persons, yet the effects of God's wrath on such show how much such sins are displeasing to him, and detested by him, and therefore to be avoided by the saints.

Colossians 3:6 In-Context

4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.
7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.
8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.

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  • [a]. Some early manuscripts "coming on those who are disobedient"
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