1If, however, YOU were raised up with the Christ, go on seeking the things above, where the Christ is seated at the right hand of God.2Keep YOUR minds fixed on the things above, not on the things upon the earth.3For YOU died, and YOUR life has been hidden with the Christ in union with God.4When the Christ, our life, is made manifest, then YOU also will be made manifest with him in glory.
5Deaden, therefore, YOUR body members that are upon the earth as respects fornication, uncleanness, sexual appetite, hurtful desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.6On account of those things the wrath of God is coming.7In those very things YOU, too, once walked when YOU used to live in them.8But now really put them all away from YOU, wrath, anger, badness, abusive speech, and obscene talk out of YOUR mouth.9Do not be lying to one another. Strip off the old personality with its practices,10and clothe yourselves with the new [personality], which through accurate knowledge is being made new according to the image of the One who created it,11where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, foreigner, Scyth′i‧an, slave, freeman, but Christ is all things and in all.
12Accordingly, as God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, clothe yourselves with the tender affections of compassion, kindness, lowliness of mind, mildness, and long‐suffering.13Continue putting up with one another and forgiving one another freely if anyone has a cause for complaint against another. Even as Jehovah freely forgave YOU, so do YOU also.14But, besides all these things, [clothe yourselves with] love, for it is a perfect bond of union.
15Also, let the peace of the Christ control in YOUR hearts, for YOU were, in fact, called to it in one body. And show yourselves thankful.16Let the word of the Christ reside in YOU richly in all wisdom. Keep on teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, praises to God, spiritual songs with graciousness, singing in YOUR hearts to Jehovah.17And whatever it is that YOU do in word or in work, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, thanking God the Father through him.
18YOU wives, be in subjection to [your] husbands, as it is becoming in [the] Lord.19YOU husbands, keep on loving [your] wives and do not be bitterly angry with them.20YOU children, be obedient to [your] parents in everything, for this is well‐pleasing in [the] Lord.21YOU fathers, do not be exasperating your children, so that they do not become downhearted.22YOU slaves, be obedient in everything to those who are [your] masters in a fleshly sense, not with acts of eye‐service, as men pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, with fear of Jehovah.23Whatever YOU are doing, work at it whole‐souled as to Jehovah, and not to men,24for YOU know that it is from Jehovah YOU will receive the due reward of the inheritance. SLAVE for the Master, Christ.25Certainly the one that is doing wrong will receive back what he wrongly did, and there is no partiality.