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THE EPISTLE OF PAUL
TO THE
COLOSSIANS

CHAPTER 3

F. The Life of the Saints
3:1-4


1 1If therefore you were 2araised together with Christ, seek the things which are 3above, where Christ is, sitting at the bright hand of God.

2 Set your amind on the things which are above, not on the 1things which are on the earth.

3 For you 1adied, and your 2life is 3hidden with Christ in God.

4 When 1Christ our 2alife is bmanifested, then you also will be manifested with Him in cglory.


G. The Constituents of the New Man
3:5-11


5 1aPut to death therefore your 2bmembers which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and cgreediness, which is idolatry;

6 Because of which things the awrath of God is coming upon the bsons of disobedience;

7 In which you also once walked, when you lived in these things.

8 But now, you also, put away all these things: wrath, anger, malice, blasphemy, afoul abusive language out of your mouth.

9 Do not alie to one another, since you have 1bput off the 2cold man with his practices

10 And have 1aput on the 2bnew man, which is being 3crenewed unto full knowledge according to the 4dimage of Him 5who ecreated him,

11 1Where there 2cannot be 3Greek and aJew, 4bcircumcision and uncircumcision, 5cbarbarian, 6Scythian, 7slave, 8free man, but 9dChrist is 10all and in 10all.


III. A Living in Union with Christ
3:12--4:6

A. The Arbitrating Peace of Christ
3:12-15


12 1Put on therefore, as God's achosen ones, 2holy and beloved, binward parts of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, long-suffering;

13 Bearing one another and aforgiving 1one another, if anyone should have a complaint against anyone; even as the 2Lord forgave you, so also should you forgive.

14 And over all these things put on 1alove, which is the uniting bond of 2perfectness.

15 And let the 1apeace of Christ 2arbitrate in your hearts, to 3which 4also you were called in bone Body; and be 5cthankful.


B. The Indwelling Word of Christ
3:16-17


16 Let the 1aword of Christ 2bdwell in you 3richly 4in all wisdom, 5teaching and admonishing 6one another with 7cpsalms and hymns and dspiritual songs, 5singing with 8grace in your hearts to God.

17 And whatever you do in word or in deed, do all things in the 1name of the Lord Jesus, giving athanks to God the Father through Him.


C. The Expression of Christ in Ethical Relationships
3:18--4:1

18 1aWives, be subject 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 vex your children, that they may not be disheartened.

22 Slaves, obey in all things those who are your masters according to the flesh, not with eye-service as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart fearing the Lord.

23 Whatever you do, work from the soul as to the Lord and not to men,

24 Knowing that from the Lord you will receive the 1inheritance as arecompense. You 2serve the Lord Christ.

25 For he who does unrighteously will areceive what he unrighteously did, and there is no brespect of persons.