3 If, 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.+ 2 Keep YOUR minds fixed on the things above,+ not on the things upon the earth.+ 3 For YOU died,+ and YOUR life+ has been hidden with the Christ in union+ with God. 4 When the Christ, our life,+ is made manifest, then YOU also will be made manifest+ with him in glory.+ 5 Deaden,+ therefore, YOUR body members+ that are upon the earth as respects fornication,* uncleanness,* sexual appetite,*+ hurtful desire, and covetousness,+ which is idolatry. 6 On account of those things the wrath of God is coming.+ 7 In those very things YOU, too, once walked when YOU used to live in them.+ 8 But now really put them all away from YOU,+ wrath, anger, badness, abusive speech,*+ and obscene+ talk out of YOUR mouth. 9 Do not be lying to one another.+ Strip off the old personality*+ with its practices, 10 and clothe yourselves with the new+ [personality], which through* accurate knowledge is being made new according to the image+ of the One who created it, 11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, foreigner, Scythʹi·an, slave, freeman,+ but Christ is all things and in all.+ 12 Accordingly, as God’s chosen ones,+ holy and loved, clothe yourselves with the tender affections of compassion,+ kindness, lowliness of mind,*+ mildness,+ and long-suffering.+ 13 Continue 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. 14 But, besides all these things, [clothe yourselves with] love,+ for it is a perfect bond+ of union.* 15 Also, 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. 16 Let 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.*+ 17 And 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. 18 YOU wives, be in subjection+ to [your] husbands, as it is becoming in [the] Lord. 19 YOU husbands, keep on loving [your] wives+ and do not be bitterly angry with them.+ 20 YOU children, be obedient+ to [your] parents in everything, for this is well-pleasing in [the] Lord. 21 YOU fathers, do not be exasperating your children,+ so that they do not become downhearted. 22 YOU 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.*+ 23 Whatever YOU are doing, work at it whole-souled+ as to Jehovah,*+ and not to men, 24 for YOU know that it is from Jehovah*+ YOU will receive the due reward of the inheritance.+ SLAVE for the Master, Christ.+ 25 Certainly the one that is doing wrong will receive back+ what he wrongly did, and there is no partiality.+
^ “Fornication.” Gr., por·neiʹan; Lat., for·ni·ca·ti·oʹnem; J17,22(Heb.), haz·zenuthʹ, “the fornication.” See App 5A.
^ Or, “filthiness; depravity; lewdness.” Gr., a·ka·thar·siʹan; J17,22(Heb.), wehat·tum·ʼahʹ, “and the uncleanness.” See 2Co 12:21 ftn, “Uncleanness.”
^ Lit., “passion.” Gr., paʹthos.
^ Or, “blasphemy.”
^ Lit., “the old man.”
^ Or, “in.”
^ Or, “humility.”
^ “Jehovah,” J23; P46ABD*(Gr.), ho Kyʹri·os; אcCDcSyh,p, “the Christ”; א*, “God.” See App 1D.
^ Lit., “joint bond of the perfection.”
^ “Of the Christ,” א*ABC*D*; אcCcDc, “of God”; J7,8, “of Jehovah.”
^ “One,” אADVgSyp; P46B, “the.”
^ “The Christ,” P46אcBCcDVg; א*, “the Lord”; AC*, “God.”
^ Lit., “hymns.” Gr., hyʹmnois; Lat., hyʹmnis.
^ “To Jehovah,” J7,8,13,14,16,17; CcDc(Gr.), toi Ky·riʹoi; P46אABC*D*VgSyh,p, “to God.” See App 1D.
^ “Of Jehovah,” J18,22; א*ABCD*(Gr.), ton Kyʹri·on; P46אcDc, “of God.” See App 1D.
^ See App 1D.
^ See App 1D.