Colossians 3:3
New International Version
For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

New Living Translation
For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.

English Standard Version
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Berean Study Bible
For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

Berean Literal Bible
For you have died, and your life has been hidden with Christ in God.

New American Standard Bible
For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

King James Bible
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Christian Standard Bible
For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Contemporary English Version
You died, which means that your life is hidden with Christ, who sits beside God.

Good News Translation
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you have died, and your life is hidden with the Messiah in God.

International Standard Version
For you have died, and your life has been safely guarded by the Messiah in God.

NET Bible
for you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

New Heart English Bible
For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you have died to yourselves and your lives are hidden with The Messiah in God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

New American Standard 1977
For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For ye are dead and your life is hid with the Christ in God.

King James 2000 Bible
For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

American King James Version
For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

American Standard Version
For ye died, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you are dead; and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Darby Bible Translation
for ye have died, and your life is hid with the Christ in God.

English Revised Version
For ye died, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Weymouth New Testament
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

World English Bible
For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Young's Literal Translation
for ye did die, and your life hath been hid with the Christ in God;
Study Bible
Putting on the New Self
2Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.…
Cross References
Romans 6:2
By no means! How can we who died to sin live in it any longer?

Romans 6:11
So you too must count yourselves dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 5:14
For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that One died for all, therefore all died.

Ephesians 3:9
and to illuminate for everyone the stewardship of this mystery, which for ages past was hidden in God, who created all things.

Colossians 2:20
If you have died with Christ to the spiritual forces of the world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its regulations:

1 Peter 4:2
Consequently, he does not live out his remaining time on earth for human passions, but for the will of God.

Treasury of Scripture

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

are.

Colossians 2:20
Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,

Romans 6:2
God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Galatians 2:20
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

your.

Colossians 3:4
When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Colossians 1:5
For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

hid.

Colossians 2:3
In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Matthew 11:25
At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

1 Corinthians 2:14
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.







Lexicon
For
γάρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

you died,
ἀπεθάνετε (apethanete)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 599: To be dying, be about to die, wither, decay. From apo and thnesko; to die off.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

life
ζωὴ (zōē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2222: Life, both of physical (present) and of spiritual (particularly future) existence. From zao; life.

is now hidden
κέκρυπται (kekryptai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2928: To hide, conceal, lay up. A primary verb; to conceal.

with
σὺν (syn)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4862: With. A primary preposition denoting union; with or together.

Christ
Χριστῷ (Christō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

God.
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
(3) Ye are dead.--Properly, ye died. See Colossians 2:20, and Note there. The phrase here is to be taken in its whole sense, both of "death to sin" and "death to the visible world."

Your life is hid with Christ in God . . . Christ who is our life.--In these two phrases, again, we pass from a lower to a higher expression of the same truth. (1) First, "our life is hid with Christ in God." The spiritual life in man is a "hidden life," having its source in God; the full conviction of it, as distinct from the mere instinctive consciousness of it in the mind itself, comes only from the belief that it is the image of God in us, and is sustained by constant communion with Him. If God be our God at all, we must live; for "He is not the God of the dead, but of the living" (Matthew 22:32). It is also "hid with Christ." Our Lord's ascent to His glory in heaven is at once the pledge and the means of this our spiritual communion with God. It is "with Him" that we can "in heart and mind ascend;" it is "with Him" that we can "continually dwell." (2) But this is not all. "Christ is our life" now as well as hereafter. This is simply a summary of the two truths;" Christ liveth in me (see Galatians 2:20), as the source of life; and "To me to live (the actual condition of life) is Christ" (Philippians 1:21). It is but a brief expression of faith in the truth which our Lord Himself declared (John 11:25), "I am the Life; whoso liveth and believeth in Me shall never die." (Comp. John 14:6.) Hence our spiritual life is not only a being "with Christ;" it is also unity with Christ in the bosom of the Father.

Verse 3. - For ye died, and your life is hid, with Christ, in God (Colossians 2:11-13, 20; Ephesians 4:22; Philippians 3:20; Romans 6:1-14; Romans 7:1-6; 2 Corinthians 5:14, 15; Galatians 2:20; 1 Corinthians 3:23; John 15:5; John 12:26; Revelation 3:21). In this hidden life of the Christian lies the ground and the spring of the more outward life of thought and endeavour of vers. 1, 2. And this life comes through death, from that "dying with Christ" out of which we "rose with him" (ver. 1; Colossians 2:11-13, 20; Romans 6:3, 4, 8). "The aorist ἀπεθάνετε ('ye died') denotes the past act; the perfect κέκρυπται ('hath been and is hid') the permanent effects" (Lightfoot). (On the nature of this death, see notes to Colossians 2:11-13.) "Died - and your life!" this paradox is explained in Romans 6:10, 11, and repeated in Galatians 2:20; 2 Corinthians 5:14, 15. The Christian's life is lodged in the sphere of "the unseen and eternal." It centres in Christ, and as he is hidden - withdrawn from the world of sense, yet with us always in his Spirit (John 14:16-20; John 16:16-22) - so our life with him. And if "with Christ," then "in God;" for "Christ is God's" (1 Corinthians 3:23); "lives to God" (Romans 6:10), and "is at God's right hand" (ver. 1), being "the Son of his love" (Colossians 1:13; John 1:18). The apostle says, "in God" ("in heaven," Philippians 3:19), to emphasize the fact of the union of Christ with God, or perhaps to deepen the reader's sense of the sacredness of this life in Christ (comp. 1 Timothy 6:14-16). "Is hid" (Colossians 1:26, 27; Colossians 2:2, 3), another allusion to the fondness of the Colossian errorists for mysteries. In Colossians 1:26 St. Paul spoke of the ancient mystery of a Christ for all the world; then of the new, perpetual mystery of a Christ dwelling within believing hearts. But this second mystery is equally that of our life in Christ as of Christ's life in us, lifting us to heaven while it brings him down to earth. This mutual indwelling of the Head in heaven and the members upon earth is the most intimate and inscrutable of all secrets (John 14:20; John 15:1-7; John 17:22, 23, 26). "The world knows neither Christ nor Christians, and Christians do not even know themselves" (Bengel). But as the old historic secret had its manifestation at last (Colossians 1:26), so will the new secret that lies enfolded within every Christian life - 3:1-4 As Christians are freed from the ceremonial law, they must walk the more closely with God in gospel obedience. As heaven and earth are contrary one to the other, both cannot be followed together; and affection to the one will weaken and abate affection to the other. 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. To be dead, then, means this, that those who have the Holy Spirit, mortifying within them the lusts of the flesh, are able to despise earthly things, and to desire those that are heavenly. Christ is, at present, one whom we have not seen; but our comfort is, that our life is safe with him. The streams of this living water flow into the soul by the influences of the Holy Spirit, through faith. Christ lives in the believer by his Spirit, and the believer lives to him in all he does. At the second coming of Christ, there will be a general assembling of all the redeemed; and those whose life is now hid with Christ, shall then appear with him in his glory. Do we look for such happiness, and should we not set our affections upon that world, and live above this?
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