New International Version
For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
King James Bible
For ye 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.
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;
Colossians 3:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For ye are dead - To all hopes of happiness from the present world; and, according to your profession, should feel no more appetite for the things of this life, than he does whose soul is departed into the invisible state.
Your life is hid with Christ in God - Christ is your treasure; and where your treasure is, there is your heart. Christ lives in the bosom of the Father; as your heart is in him, ye also sit in heavenly places with Christ Jesus. Christ is the life of your souls; and as he is hidden in the bosom of the Father, so are ye, who live through and in him.
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Baltimore, U.S., 1874. Westminster Abbey. November 8, 1874. Colossians. iii 15. "Let the peace of God rule in your hearts." The peace of God. That is what the priest will invoke for you all, when you leave this abbey. Do you know what it is? Whether you do or not, let me tell you in a few words, what I seem to myself to have learned concerning that peace. What it is? how we can obtain it? and why so many do not obtain it, and are, therefore, not at peace? It is worth while to do so. For …
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May 18. "For Ye are Dead" (Col. Iii. 3).
Some General Uses.
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By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?
In the same way, 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, and therefore all died.
and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.
Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules:
1 Peter 4:2
As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.
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