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) Because of these, the wrath of God(F) is coming.[a] You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.(G) But now you must also rid yourselves(H) of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander,(I) and filthy language from your lips.(J) Do not lie to each other,(K) since you have taken off your old self(L) with its practices 10 and have put on the new self,(M) which is being renewed(N) in knowledge in the image of its Creator.(O) 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew,(P) circumcised or uncircumcised,(Q) barbarian, Scythian, slave or free,(R) but Christ is all,(S) and is in all.

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves(T) with compassion, kindness, humility,(U) gentleness and patience.(V) 13 Bear with each other(W) and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.(X) 14 And over all these virtues put on love,(Y) which binds them all together in perfect unity.(Z)

15 Let the peace of Christ(AA) rule in your hearts, since as members of one body(AB) you were called to peace.(AC) And be thankful.

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  1. Colossians 3:6 Some early manuscripts coming on those who are disobedient