(A)Therefore put to death (B)your members which are on the earth: (C)fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, (D)which is idolatry.

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(A)Therefore, [a]treat (B)the parts of your earthly body as dead to (C)sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which [b]amounts to idolatry.

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 3:5 Lit put to death the parts of your body which are upon the earth
  2. Colossians 3:5 Lit is

So put to death and deprive of power the evil longings of your earthly body [with its sensual, self-centered instincts] immorality, impurity, sinful passion, evil desire, and greed, which is [a kind of] idolatry [because it replaces your devotion to God].

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Put to death,(A) therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature:(B) sexual immorality,(C) impurity, lust, evil desires and greed,(D) which is idolatry.(E)

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

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endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit (A)in the bond of peace.

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being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the (A)bond of peace.

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Make every effort to keep the oneness of the Spirit in the bond of peace [each individual working together to make the whole successful].

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Make every effort to keep the unity(A) of the Spirit through the bond of peace.(B)

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Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

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For [a]this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any (A)inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

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  1. Ephesians 5:5 NU know this

For this you know with certainty, that (A)no sexually immoral or [a]impure or greedy person, which [b]amounts to an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom (B)of Christ and God.

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  1. Ephesians 5:5 I.e., morally impure
  2. Ephesians 5:5 Lit is

For be sure of this: no immoral, impure, or greedy person—for that one is [in effect] an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God [for such a person places a higher value on something other than God].

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For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater(A)—has any inheritance(B) in the kingdom of Christ and of God.[a](C)

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  1. Ephesians 5:5 Or kingdom of the Messiah and God

For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

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