Colossians

Colossians 3 ©

1The apostle exhorteth to be heavenly minded, 5to mortify carnal lusts, and to put away all malice and ill dealing in respect of one another, as becometh Christians; 12he recommendeth brotherly kindness, charity, and other general duties. 18The relative duties of wives, 19and husbands: 20of children, 21and parents: 22and of servants toward their masters.

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IF aye then be risen with Christ, bseek those things which are above, where cChrist sitteth on the right hand of God.

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dSet your 1affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

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For eye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

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When Christ, who fis our life, shall appear, then shall ye also gappear with him in glory.

f Jn. 11.25. 1Jn. 4.9; 5.11,12. Jn. 14.6.
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h*Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil *concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

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iFor which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the jchildren of disobedience:

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kIn the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

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But now ye also lput off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

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mLie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

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And nhave put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

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oWhere there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, *Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but pChrist is all, and in all.

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qPut on therefore, as the relect of God, holy and beloved, s*bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

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tForbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a 2quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

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And uabove all these things put on *charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

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And let vthe peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called win one body; and be ye thankful.

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xLet the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; yteaching and admonishing one another in zpsalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

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And awhatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

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bWives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

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cHusbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

c Ep. 5.25,28,33. 1Pe. 3.7. Pr. 5.19. Mal. 2.11-16. Ep. 4.31. v.8.
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dChildren, obey your parents in eall things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

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fFathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

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gServants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

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hAnd whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

h Ep. 6.7.
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iKnowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of jthe inheritance: for kye serve the Lord Christ.

i Ep. 6.8.
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lBut he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and mthere is no respect of persons.