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Colossians 3

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Put On the New Self; Instructions for Christian Families

If then you were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God. +
Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth. +
For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. +
When Christ, our life, is revealed, then you will also be revealed with him in glory. +
Put to death therefore your members which are on the earth: sexual immorality, uncleanness, depraved passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry; +
for which things' sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience. +
You also once walked in those, when you lived in them; +
but now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and shameful speaking out of your mouth. +
Don't lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his doings, +
and have put on the new man, who is being renewed in knowledge after the image of his Creator, +
where there can't be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bondservant, freeman; but Christ is all, and in all. +
Put on therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance; +
bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, if any man has a complaint against any; even as Christ forgave you, so you also do. +
Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection. +
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. +
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart to the Lord. +
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. +
Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. +
Husbands, love your wives, and don't be bitter against them. +
Children, obey your parents in all things, for this pleases the Lord. +
Fathers, don't provoke your children, so that they won't be discouraged. +
Servants, obey in all things those who are your masters according to the flesh, not just when they are looking, as men pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing God. +
And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men, +
knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. +
But he who does wrong will receive again for the wrong that he has done, and there is no partiality. +

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