13 For (A)if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you (B)put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

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13 for (A)if you are living in accord with the flesh, you are going to die; but if by the Spirit you are (B)putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

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13 for if you are living according to the [impulses of the] flesh, you are going to die. But if [you are living] by the [power of the Holy] Spirit you are habitually putting to death the sinful deeds of the body, you will [really] live forever.

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13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die;(A) but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body,(B) you will live.(C)

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13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

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Not Legalism but Christ

11 In Him you were also (A)circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by (B)putting off the body [a]of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,

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  1. Colossians 2:11 NU omits of the sins

11 and in Him (A)you were also circumcised with a circumcision performed without hands, in the removal of (B)the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ,

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11 In Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, but by the [spiritual] circumcision of Christ in the stripping off of the body of the flesh [the sinful carnal nature],

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11 In him you were also circumcised(A) with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh[a](B) was put off when you were circumcised by[b] Christ,

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  1. Colossians 2:11 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verse 13.
  2. Colossians 2:11 Or put off in the circumcision of

11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

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(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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  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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(A)But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,

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But now you also, (A)rid yourselves of all of them: (B)anger, wrath, malice, slander, and (C)obscene speech from your mouth. [a](D)Do not lie to one another, since you (E)stripped off the old [b]self with its evil practices,

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  1. Colossians 3:9 Or Stop lying
  2. Colossians 3:9 Lit person

But now rid yourselves [completely] of all these things: anger, rage, malice, slander, and obscene (abusive, filthy, vulgar) language from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old self with its evil practices,

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But now you must also rid yourselves(A) of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander,(B) and filthy language from your lips.(C) Do not lie to each other,(D) since you have taken off your old self(E) with its practices

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But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

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22 that you (A)put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,

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22 that, in reference to your former way of life, you are to (A)rid yourselves of the (B)old [a]self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the (C)lusts of deceit,

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  1. Ephesians 4:22 Lit person