Colossians 3:8-4:6New American Standard Bible (NASB)
8 But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, andabusive speech from your mouth.9 [a]Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old [b]self with its evil practices,10 and have put on the new self who is being [c]renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him—11 a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, [d]barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.
12 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and [e]patience;13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is [f]the perfect bond of unity.15 Let the peace of Christ [g]rule in your hearts, to which [h]indeed you were called in one body; and [i]be thankful.16 Let the word of [j]Christ richly dwell within you, [k]with all wisdom teaching and admonishing [l]one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing [m]with thankfulness in your hearts to God.17 Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
18 Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.20 Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing [n]to the Lord.21 Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart.
22 Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters [o]on earth, not with [p]external service, as those who merely please men, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.23 Whatever you do, do your work [q]heartily, as for the Lord [r]rather than for men,24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward [s]of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.25 For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and [t]that without partiality.
4 Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven.
2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;3 praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;4 that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak.
5 [u]Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, [v]making the most of the opportunity.6 Let your speech always be [w]with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
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