Chapter Three

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1 If then you were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth, 3 for you died, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, our life, appears, then you will also appear with Him in glory.
5 Put to death therefore the parts of you that are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6  The wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience because of such things, 7 in which you also once walked, when you were living in them. 8 But now you also put away all these things: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, and shameful speaking from your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, since you have taken off the old man with his doings, 10 and have put on the new man, who is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of the One creating him. 11 Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave or freeman; but Christ is all, and in all.
12 Put on therefore, as God's elect, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness and patience; 13 accepting one another, and forgiving each other, if anyone has a complaint against someone; just as the Lord forgave you, you do the same. 14 And over all these things put on love which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of Christ, to which you were also called in one body, rule in your hearts, and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly with all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
18 Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be bitter against them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing in the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, so they will not become discouraged. 22 Slaves, obey your masters according to the flesh in all things, not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but with integrity of heart, fearing the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men. 24 You serve Christ the Lord, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. 25 For he who does wrong will be repaid for the wrong that he has done, and there is no respect of persons.

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