Colossians 3 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Colossians 3


Colossians 3:1

If then ye were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God.

Colossians 3:2

Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are upon the earth.

Colossians 3:3

For ye died, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Colossians 3:4

When Christ, [who is] our life, shall be manifested, then shall ye also with him be manifested in glory.

Colossians 3:5

Put to death therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry;

Colossians 3:6

for which things’ sake cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience:

Colossians 3:7

wherein ye also once walked, when ye lived in these things;

Colossians 3:8

but now do ye also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, railing, shameful speaking out of your mouth:

Colossians 3:9

lie not one to another; seeing that ye have put off the old man with his doings,

Colossians 3:10

and have put on the new man, that is being renewed unto knowledge after the image of him that created him:

Colossians 3:11

where there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bondman, freeman; but Christ is all, and in all.

Colossians 3:12

Put on therefore, as God’s elect, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, longsuffering;

Colossians 3:13

forbearing one another, and forgiving each other, if any man have a complaint against any; even as the Lord forgave you, so also do ye:

Colossians 3:14

and above all these things [put on] love, which is the bond of perfectness.

Colossians 3:15

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

Colossians 3:16

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

Colossians 3:17

And whatsoever ye do, in word or in deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:18

Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Colossians 3:19

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

Colossians 3:20

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

Colossians 3:21

Fathers, provoke not your children, that they be not discouraged.

Colossians 3:22

Servants, obey in all things them that are your masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing the Lord:

Colossians 3:23

whatsoever ye do, work heartily, as unto the Lord, and not unto men;

Colossians 3:24

knowing that from the Lord ye shall receive the recompense of the inheritance: ye serve the Lord Christ.

Colossians 3:25

For he that doeth wrong shall receive again for the wrong that he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

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