Colossians 3
King James 2000

Live in the Risen Christ

1If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God.

2Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

3For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall you also appear with him in glory.

Put Off the Old Man and Put On Love

5Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

6For which things' sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience:

7In which you also once walked, when you lived in them.

8But now you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy talk out of your mouth.

9Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds;

10And have put on the new man, that is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

11Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

12Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

13Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do you.

14And above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

15And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you are called in one body; and be thankful.

16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

17And whatsoever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father by him.

Instructions for the Christian Home

18Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fitting in the Lord.

19Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

20Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

21Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

22Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye service, as men pleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

23And whatsoever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

24Knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for you serve the Lord Christ.

25But he that does wrong shall receive for the wrong which he has done: and there is no respect of persons.

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