Colossians 3
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1Therefore, if you have been raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God. 2Set your affection on the things that are above, and not on the things that are on the earth. 3For you have died, and your life has been hid together with Christ in God. 4When Christ, Who is our life, is manifested, then you also shall be manifested with Him in glory.

5Therefore, put to death your members which are on earth--sexual immorality, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil desires, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6Because of these things, the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, 7Among whom you also once walked, when you were living in these things. 8But now, you should also put off all these things: wrath, indignation, malice, blasphemy, and foul language from your mouth. 9Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old man together with his deeds, 10And have put on the new man, who is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him Who created him; 11Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, barbarian nor Scythian, slave nor free; but Christ is all things, and in all.

12Put on then, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, deep inner affections, kindness, humility, meekness and longsuffering; 13Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so also you should forgive. 14And above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 15And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which you were called into one body, and be thankful. 16Let 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. 17And in everything--whatever you do in word or in deed--do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.

18Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as it is fitting in the Lord. 19Husbands, love your wives, and do not be bitter against them. 20Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. 21Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they be discouraged.

22Servants, obey your fleshly masters in all things--not with eye service as pleasing men; but with singleness of heart, fearing God. 23And whatever you do, do heartily, as to the Lord and not to men; 24Knowing that you shall receive from the Lord the recompense of the inheritance, for you are serving Christ the Lord. 25But the one who does wrong shall receive for the wrong he has done, and there is no respect of persons.

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