12 So, as those who have been (A)chosen of God, holy and beloved, (B)put on a (C)heart of compassion, kindness, (D)humility, gentleness and [a](E)patience; 13 (F)bearing with one another, and (G)forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; (H)just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. 14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is [b](I)the perfect bond of (J)unity. 15 Let (K)the peace of Christ [c]rule in your hearts, to which [d]indeed you were called in (L)one body; and [e]be thankful. 16 Let (M)the word of [f]Christ richly dwell within you, [g]with all wisdom (N)teaching and admonishing [h]one another (O)with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, (P)singing [i]with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 (Q)Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, (R)giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

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  1. Colossians 3:12 I.e. forbearance toward others
  2. Colossians 3:14 Lit the uniting bond of perfection
  3. Colossians 3:15 Or act as arbiter
  4. Colossians 3:15 Lit also
  5. Colossians 3:15 Or show yourselves thankful
  6. Colossians 3:16 One early ms reads the Lord
  7. Colossians 3:16 Or in
  8. Colossians 3:16 Or one another, singing with psalms...
  9. Colossians 3:16 Or by; lit in His grace