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1 Therefore, if you were raised with Christ, look for the things that are above where Christ is sitting at God's right side.
So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
2 Think about the things above and not things on earth.
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth,
3 You died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is your life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.
When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.
5 So put to death the parts of your life that belong to the earth, such as sexual immorality, moral corruption, lust, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).
Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).
6 The wrath of God is coming upon disobedient people because of these things.
On account of these the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient.
7 You used to live this way, when you were alive to these things.
These are the ways you also once followed, when you were living that life.
8 But now set aside these things, such as anger, rage, malice, slander, and obscene language.
But now you must get rid of all such things—anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive language from your mouth.
9 Don't lie to each other. Take off the old human nature with its practices
Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with its practices
10 and put on the new nature, which is renewed in knowledge by conforming to the image of the one who created it.
and have clothed yourselves with the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of its creator.
11 In this image there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all things and in all people.
In that renewal there is no longer Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all!
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