Colossians 3:10
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New International Version
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

New Living Translation
Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.

English Standard Version
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

New American Standard Bible
and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him--

King James Bible
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and have put on the new self. You are being renewed in knowledge according to the image of your Creator.

International Standard Version
and have clothed yourselves with the new nature, which is being renewed in full knowledge, consistent with the image of the one who created it.

NET Bible
and have been clothed with the new man that is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of the one who created it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And put on the new, who is made new by knowledge in the image of his Creator,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and you've become a new person. This new person is continually renewed in knowledge to be like its Creator.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and being clothed with the new man, who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of the one that created him,

King James 2000 Bible
And have put on the new man, that is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

American King James Version
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

American Standard Version
and have put on the new man, that is being renewed unto knowledge after the image of him that created him:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And putting on the new, him who is renewed unto knowledge, according to the image of him that created him.

Darby Bible Translation
and having put on the new, renewed into full knowledge according to [the] image of him that has created him;

English Revised Version
and have put on the new man, which is being renewed unto knowledge after the image of him that created him:

Webster's Bible Translation
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

Weymouth New Testament
and have clothed yourselves with the new self which is being remoulded into full knowledge so as to become like Him who created it.

World English Bible
and have put on the new man, who is being renewed in knowledge after the image of his Creator,

Young's Literal Translation
and having put on the new, which is renewed in regard to knowledge, after the image of Him who did create him;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:5-11 It is our duty to mortify our members which incline to the things of the world. Mortify them, kill them, suppress them, as weeds or vermin which spread and destroy all about them. Continual opposition must be made to all corrupt workings, and no provision made for carnal indulgences. 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. It is necessary to mortify sins, because if we do not kill them, they will kill us. The gospel changes the higher as well as the lower powers of the soul, and supports the rule of right reason and conscience, over appetite and passion. There is now no difference from country, or conditions and circumstances of life. It is the duty of every one to be holy, because Christ is a Christian's All, his only Lord and Saviour, and all his hope and happiness.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - And having put on the new (man), which is being renewed unto (full) knowledge, after (the) image of him that created him (Ephesians 4:23, 24; Ephesians 2:15; Romans 6:4; Romans 7:6; Romans 8:1-4; Romans 13:12-14; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15; Colossians 1:9; Colossians 2:2, 3; Genesis 1:26-28; Matthew 5:48; Hebrews 12:10; 1 Peter 1:16; Romans 8:29). New (νέος) is "young," "of recent date" (compare the "once," "but now" of vers. 7, 8; also Colossians 1:5-8; 1 Peter 2:1, 2). whose birth was well remembered, and which presented so vivid a contrast to the "old man with his deeds." "Being renewed" (ἀνακαινούμενον, derived from the adjective καινός) sets forth the other side of this newness, its novelty of quality and condition (compare "newness of life," Romans 6:4). And this participle is in the present tense (continuous), while the former is in the aorist (historical). So the notions are combined of a new birth taking place once for all, and a new character in course of formation. In Ephesians 4:23, 24 these ideas are in the same order (see Trench's 'Synonyms'). "Full knowledge" was one purpose of this renewal, the purpose most necessary to be set before the Colossians. The nature and objects of this knowledge have been already specified (Colossians 1:6, 9, 27, 28; Colossians 2:2, 3, 9, 10: comp. Ephesians 1:18, 19; Ephesians 3:18, 19; Philippians 3:8-14; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; and on ἐπίγνωσις, see note, Colossians 1:6). "After (the) image" is clearly an allusion to Genesis 1:26-28; so in Ephesians 4:24 ("after God"). It is adverbial to "renewed," not to "knowledge." Man's renewal in Christ makes him what the Creator at first designed him to be, namely, his own image (compare note on "reconcile," Colossians 1:20). Chrysostom and others take "Christ" as "him that created," in view of Colossians 1:15, 16; but then it is said that all things "were created in... through... for Christ," not absolutely that Christ created them. But "the image of God after which" man was created and is now recreated, is seen in Christ (Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Corinthians 4:4; John 1:18).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And have put on the new man,.... Concerning which, and the putting it on; see Gill on Ephesians 4:24,

which is renewed in knowledge; this man, or principle of grace in the soul, is a new one, which never was there before; and there is a daily renovation of it in the spirit of the mind, by the Spirit of God; for as the outward man decays, the inward man, which is the same with this new man, is renewed day by day, increases in holiness and righteousness, grows in grace, and particularly in "knowledge"; light and knowledge of a man's self, of his lost state and condition by nature, of his need of Christ, and of his salvation, is what appears at the first formation of this new man; and the daily renovation of him lies in an increase of spiritual, experimental, and saving knowledge of God, and Christ, and divine things; and indeed, until a man becomes a new creature, he neither knows, nor is he capable of knowing, the things of the Spirit of God; so that this new man, or principle of grace, begins with spiritual knowledge, and is formed in order to it, and its increase lies in it:

after the image of him that created him; the new man; for this is a creation work, and so not man's, but God's; and is made not after the image of the first man, no not as innocent, and much less as fallen; but after the image of Christ, to which the elect of God are predestinated to he conformed, and which is stamped in regeneration; and more and more appears by every transforming view of Christ, and will be perfected in heaven, when they shall see him as he is, and be perfectly like him, who is not only the pattern, but the Creator of it, even the author and finisher of faith.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10. the new man—(See on [2425]Eph 4:23). Here (neon) the Greek, means "the recently-put-on nature"; that lately received at regeneration (see on [2426]Eph 4:23, 24).

which is renewed—Greek, "which is being renewed" (anakainottmenou); namely, its development into a perfectly renewed nature is continually progressing to completion.

in knowledge—rather as the Greek, "unto perfect knowledge" (see on [2427]Col 1:6; [2428]Col 1:9, 10). Perfect knowledge of God excludes all sin (Joh 17:3).

after the image of him that created him—namely, of God that created the new man (Eph 2:10; 4:24). The new creation is analogous to the first creation (2Co 4:6). As man was then made in the image of God naturally, so now spiritually. But the image of God formed in us by the Spirit of God, is as much more glorious than that borne by Adam, as the Second Man, the Lord from heaven, is more glorious than the first man. Ge 1:26, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness." The "image" is claimed for man, 1Co 11:7; the "likeness," Jas 3:9. Origen [On First Principles, 3:6] taught, the image was something in which all were created, and which continued to man after the fall (Ge 9:6). The likeness was something towards which man was created, that he might strive after it and attain it. Trench thinks God in the double statement (Ge 1:26), contemplates both man's first creation and his being "renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created Him."

Colossians 3:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
Put on the New Self
9Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, 10and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him-- 11a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.…
Cross References
Genesis 1:26
Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

Genesis 1:27
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Genesis 5:1
This is the written account of Adam's family line. When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God.

Romans 6:4
We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

Romans 8:29
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 13:14
Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.

2 Corinthians 4:16
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

Galatians 6:15
Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2:15
by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace,

Ephesians 4:23
to be made new in the attitude of your minds;

Ephesians 4:24
and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Philemon 1:6
I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ.
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And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

put.

Colossians 3:12,14 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels …

Job 29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe …

Isaiah 52:1 Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful …

Isaiah 59:17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation …

Romans 13:12,14 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast …

1 Corinthians 15:53,54 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must …

Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Ephesians 4:24 And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness …

the new.

Ezekiel 11:19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within …

Ezekiel 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby you have transgressed; …

Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within …

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things …

Galatians 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision, …

Ephesians 2:10,15 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, …

Ephesians 4:24 And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness …

Revelation 21:5 And he that sat on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. …

renewed.

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the …

Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

Hebrews 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again to repentance; seeing …

knowledge.

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true …

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the …

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined …

1 John 2:3,5 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments…

after.

Genesis 1:26,27 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and …

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, …

Ephesians 4:23,24 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind…

1 Peter 1:14,15 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the …

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