Put On the New Self

Therefore if you have been (A)raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, (B)seated at the right hand of God. [a](C)Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have (D)died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, (E)who is our life, is revealed, (F)then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.

(G)Therefore [b]consider (H)the members of your earthly body as dead to [c](I)immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which [d]amounts to idolatry. For it is because of these things that (J)the wrath of God will come [e]upon the sons of disobedience, and (K)in them you also once walked, when you were living [f]in them. But now you also, (L)put them all aside: (M)anger, wrath, malice, slander, and (N)abusive speech from your mouth. [g](O)Do not lie to one another, since you (P)laid aside the old [h]self with its evil practices, 10 and have (Q)put on the new self who is being [i](R)renewed to a true knowledge (S)according to the image of the One who (T)created him— 11 a renewal in which (U)there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, (V)circumcised and uncircumcised, [j](W)barbarian, Scythian, (X)slave and freeman, but (Y)Christ is all, and in all.

12 So, as those who have been (Z)chosen of God, holy and beloved, (AA)put on a (AB)heart of compassion, kindness, (AC)humility, gentleness and [k](AD)patience; 13 (AE)bearing with one another, and (AF)forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; (AG)just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. 14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is [l](AH)the perfect bond of (AI)unity.

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  1. Colossians 3:2 Or Be intent on
  2. Colossians 3:5 Lit put to death the members which are upon the earth
  3. Colossians 3:5 Lit fornication
  4. Colossians 3:5 Lit is
  5. Colossians 3:6 Two early mss do not contain upon the sons of disobedience
  6. Colossians 3:7 Or among these
  7. Colossians 3:9 Or Stop lying
  8. Colossians 3:9 Gr anthropos
  9. Colossians 3:10 Lit renovated
  10. Colossians 3:11 I.e. those who were not Greeks, either by birth or by culture
  11. Colossians 3:12 I.e. forbearance toward others
  12. Colossians 3:14 Lit the uniting bond of perfection

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