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 must you do also. 14 In addition to all these things put on love, which is [b](I)the perfect bond of (J)unity. 15 Let (K)the peace of Christ, to which you were [c]indeed called in (L)one body, [d]rule in your hearts; 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, hymns, and spiritual songs, (P)singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 (Q)Whatever you do in word or deed, do everything 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 also
  4. Colossians 3:15 Or be in control in
  5. Colossians 3:15 Or show yourselves thankful
  6. Colossians 3:16 One early ms the Lord
  7. Colossians 3:16 Or in
  8. Colossians 3:16 Or one another, singing with psalms...

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