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Colossians

CHAPTER 3

You're dead (your life if hidden with Christ in God)
3:1-7

1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

If you are risen with Christ, [1]

seek the things that are above,

where Chirst sits at the right hand of God. [2]

2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Don't think about things on earth.

3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

You are dead; your life is hidden with Christ in God.

4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

When Christ appears, you'll appear with him in glory.

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

Mortify your members.

Don't fornicate, have evil desires, or covet things.

6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

Because of these things,

the wrath of God is on the children of disobdeience.

Some (mostly) good advice
3:8-17

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

Avoid anger, wrath, malice,

blasphemy, or filthy communication.

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

10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

Don't lie. [3]

12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

Be merciful, kind, humble, meek, and longsuffering.

13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

Put up with and forgive each other.

14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

And most importantly, love each other.

Wives, obey your husbands
3:18-21

18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

Wives, obey your husbands. [4]

19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

Husbands, love your wives.

20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

Children, obey your parents in all things. [5]

21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

Fathers, don't provoke your children.

Slaves, obey your masters
3:22-25

22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God.

23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

Slaves obey you masters in all things. [6]

25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

God doesn't respect anyone. [7]