Colossians 3:6
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New International Version
Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.

New Living Translation
Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming.

English Standard Version
On account of these the wrath of God is coming.

New American Standard Bible
For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience,

King James Bible
For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because of these, God's wrath comes on the disobedient,

International Standard Version
It is because of these things that the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient.

NET Bible
Because of these things the wrath of God is coming on the sons of disobedience.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For because of these things, the anger of God comes upon his disobedient children.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It is because of these sins that God's anger comes on those who refuse to obey him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for which things' sake the wrath of God comes on the sons of disobedience,

King James 2000 Bible
For which things' sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience:

American King James Version
For which things' sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience:

American Standard Version
for which things'sake cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For which things the wrath of God cometh upon the children of unbelief,

Darby Bible Translation
On account of which things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

English Revised Version
for which things' sake cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience;

Webster's Bible Translation
For which things the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

Weymouth New Testament
It is on account of these very sins that God's anger is coming,

World English Bible
for which things' sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience.

Young's Literal Translation
because of which things cometh the anger of God upon the sons of the disobedience,
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 6. - Because of which (things) the anger of God cometh [upon the sons of disobedience] (Ephesians 2:2, 3; Ephesians 5:6; Galatians 5:21; Romans 1:18; Romans 2:5-9; Romans 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 2:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10; John 3:36; Revelation 6:17; Malachi 3:2). The latter phrase is cancelled by Tischendorf, Tregelles, Alford, Lightfoot, Westcott and Hort; but retained by Ellicott and, preferentially, by the Revisers. The witnesses against it, though numerically few, are varied and select, and the parallel (Ephesians 5:6) would suggest insertion of the words if originally absent. "The anger of God is coming" is a sentence complete in itself (setup. Romans 1:18). God's "anger" (ὀργή) is his settled punitive indignation against sin, of which his "wrath" (θυμός) is the terrible outflaming (Revelation 16:1; Revelation 14:10); see Trench's 'Synonyms.' "Cometh" implies a continuing fact or fixed principle (see Winer, p. 332); or rather, perhaps, signifies that this "anger" is in course of manifestation, is "on the way:" comp. 1 Thessalonians 1:10, "the anger that is coming," not "to come," also the use of ἔρχομαι in John 14:3, 18; Hebrews 10:37. The objects of this anger ("children of wrath," Ephesians 2:2, 3) are "the sons of disobedience." The expressive Hebraism by which a man is said to be s child or son of the dominant quality or influence of his life is frequent in the New Testament.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For which things' sake,.... Those sins above mentioned, Colossians 3:5,

the wrath of God; the effects of it in temporal judgments, and eternal ruin and destruction, the wrath to come, which all are deserving of, and there is only deliverance from by Christ:

cometh upon the children of disobedience: who are disobedient both to the law of God, and Gospel of Christ: who are unbelievers in him, are rebellious and gainsaying, reject his calls, the persuasions of his ministers, set at nought his counsel, and will have none of his reproof. There have been already instances of God's displeasure at sin, his indignation against it, and his judgments on account of it: his wrath is revealed from heaven, and it will come down from thence on disobedient and rebellious sinners, and that suddenly, and with great power, like a mighty torrent, that there will be no standing before it. This is a reason why such who have life in Christ should mortify, repress, and abstain from the above sins; for though this regards sinners, and ungodly persons, yet the effects of God's wrath on such show how much such sins are displeasing to him, and detested by him, and therefore to be avoided by the saints.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. (See on [2423]Eph 5:6.)

Colossians 3:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Put on the New Self
5Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. 6For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience, 7and in them you also once walked, when you were living in them.…
Cross References
Romans 1:18
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness,

Ephesians 5:6
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient.
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For which things' sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience:

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Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness …

Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things …

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, …

children.

Isaiah 57:4 Against whom do you sport yourselves? against whom make you a wide …

Ezekiel 16:45,46 You are your mother's daughter, that lothes her husband and her children; …

Ephesians 2:2,3 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, …

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

2 Peter 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling …

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