3 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Submission is the duty of wives. 22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. (Q) 9 Do not lie to each other,(R) since you have taken off your old self(S) with its practices 10 and have put on the new self,(T) which is being renewed(U) in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 21 Fathers,[c] do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. Those who are the elect of God, holy and beloved, ought to be lowly and compassionate towards all. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. Occasions of sin must be avoided: the lusts of the flesh, and the love of the world; and covetousness, which is idolatry; love of present good, and of outward enjoyments.


There is now no difference from country, or conditions and circumstances of life. (18-25)1-4 As Christians are freed from the ceremonial law, they must walk the more closely with God in gospel obedience. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Mortify them, kill them, suppress them, as weeds or vermin which spread and destroy all about them.

But when we sing psalms, we must be affected with what we sing. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 5 Put to death,(H) therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature:(I) sexual immorality,(J) impurity, lust, evil desires and greed,(K) which is idolatry. And for servants' encouragement, let them know, that in serving their masters according to the command of Christ, they serve Christ, and he will give them a glorious reward at last. 15 Let the peace of Christ(AH) rule in your hearts, since as members of one body(AI) you were called to peace. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Colossians 3dropdownKing James Versiondropdown. (AJ) And be thankful. Do we look for such happiness, and should we not set our affections upon that world, and live above this?5-11 It is our duty to mortify our members which incline to the things of the world. 5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. 18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands,(AR) as is fitting in the Lord. We must never separate the privileges and duties of the gospel. Whatever we are employed about, let us do every thing in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in believing dependence on him. 25 Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.(AU). 5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. Continual opposition must be made to all corrupt workings, and no provision made for carnal indulgences. 5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate … 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

Thanksgiving to God, helps to make us agreeable to all men. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Those that are born again are dead to sin, because its dominion is broken, its power gradually subdued by the operation of grace, and it shall at length be extinguished by the perfection of glory. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. Colossians 3:3 King James Version (KJV) 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Chapter 3. 3 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. (AC) 13 Bear with each other(AD) and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. 1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 3 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ,(A) set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 16 Let the message of Christ(AK) dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom(AL) through psalms,(AM) hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. 25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. (N) 8 But now you must also rid yourselves(O) of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander,(P) and filthy language from your lips. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God; 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance(AS) from the Lord as a reward. All rights reserved worldwide. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. But it is submission, not to a severe lord or stern tyrant, but to her own husband, who is engaged to affectionate duty. 4 When Christ, [who is] our life, shall … 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons. 25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons. (L) 6 Because of these, the wrath of God(M) is coming. The gospel is the word of Christ. (AT) It is the Lord Christ you are serving. And husbands must love their wives with tender and faithful affection. 5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But the profession of those persons who are regardless of duties, and give just cause for complaint to those they are connected with, deceives themselves, as well as brings reproach on the gospel.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. [b] 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.