Parallel Bible results for Colossians 3

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Colossians 3

NCV 1 Since you were raised from the dead with Christ, aim at what is in heaven, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God. 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. NCV 2 Think only about the things in heaven, not the things on earth. NIV 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. NCV 3 Your old sinful self has died, and your new life is kept with Christ in God. NIV 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. NCV 4 Christ is our life, and when he comes again, you will share in his glory. NIV 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. NCV 5 So put all evil things out of your life: sexual sinning, doing evil, letting evil thoughts control you, wanting things that are evil, and greed. This is really serving a false god. NIV 5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. NCV 6 These things make God angry. NIV 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. NCV 7 In your past, evil life you also did these things. NIV 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. NCV 8 But now also put these things out of your life: anger, bad temper, doing or saying things to hurt others, and using evil words when you talk. NIV 8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. NCV 9 Do not lie to each other. You have left your old sinful life and the things you did before. NIV 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices NCV 10 You have begun to live the new life, in which you are being made new and are becoming like the One who made you. This new life brings you the true knowledge of God. NIV 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. NCV 11 In the new life there is no difference between Greeks and Jews, those who are circumcised and those who are not circumcised, or people who are foreigners, or Scythians. There is no difference between slaves and free people. But Christ is in all believers, and Christ is all that is important. NIV 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. NCV 12 God has chosen you and made you his holy people. He loves you. So always do these things: Show mercy to others, be kind, humble, gentle, and patient. NIV 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. NCV 13 Get along with each other, and forgive each other. If someone does wrong to you, forgive that person because the Lord forgave you. NIV 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. NCV 14 Do all these things; but most important, love each other. Love is what holds you all together in perfect unity. NIV 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. NCV 15 Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking, because you were all called together in one bodyn to have peace. 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. NCV 16 Let the teaching of Christ live in you richly. Use all wisdom to teach and instruct each other by singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. NIV 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. NCV 17 Everything you do or say should be done to obey Jesus your Lord. And in all you do, give thanks to God the Father through Jesus. 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. NCV 18 Wives, yield to the authority of your husbands, because this is the right thing to do in the Lord. NIV 18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. NCV 19 Husbands, love your wives and be gentle with them. NIV 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. NCV 20 Children, obey your parents in all things, because this pleases the Lord. NIV 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. NCV 21 Fathers, do not nag your children. If you are too hard to please, they may want to stop trying. NIV 21 Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. NCV 22 Slaves, obey your masters in all things. Do not obey just when they are watching you, to gain their favor, but serve them honestly, because you respect the Lord. NIV 22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. NCV 23 In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you were doing it for the Lord, not for people. NIV 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, NCV 24 Remember that you will receive your reward from the Lord, which he promised to his people. You are serving the Lord 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. NCV 25 But remember that anyone who does wrong will be punished for that wrong, and the Lord treats everyone the same. NIV 25 Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.

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