Put On the New Self
1Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
2Or Be intent onSet your minds on the things that are above, not on the things that are on earth.
3For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
4When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
5Therefore, Lit put to death the parts of your body which are upon the earthtreat the parts of your earthly body as dead to sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which Lit isamounts to idolatry.
6For it is because of these things that the wrath of God is coming Two early mss do not contain upon the sons of disobedienceupon the I.e., people opposed to Godsons of disobedience,
7and in them you also once walked, when you were living Or among thesein them.
8But now you also, rid yourselves of all of them: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene speech from your mouth.
9Or Stop lyingDo not lie to one another, since you stripped off the old Lit personself with its evil practices,
10and have put on the new self, which is being Lit renovatedrenewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created it—
11a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, I.e., unculturedbarbarian, I.e., a member of an ancient people near the Black Sea, often considered unrefinedScythian, slave, and free, but Christ is all, and in all.
12So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and I.e., forbearance toward otherspatience;
13bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so must you do also.
14In addition to all these things put on love, which is Lit the uniting bond of perfectionthe perfect bond of unity.
15Let the peace of Christ, to which you were Or alsoindeed called in one body, Or be in control inrule in your hearts; and Or show yourselves thankfulbe thankful.
16Let the word of One early ms the LordChrist richly dwell within you, Or inwith all wisdom teaching and admonishing Or one another, singing with psalms...one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
17Whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
Family Relations
18Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
19Husbands, love your wives and do not become bitter against them.
20Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing Lit into the Lord.
21Fathers, do not Or provoke to angerantagonize your children, so that they will not become discouraged.
22 I.e., slaves in first-century Roman culture Slaves, obey those who are your Lit masters according to fleshhuman masters in everything, not with I.e., working only when watchedeye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.
23Whatever you do, do your work Lit from the soulheartily, as for the Lord and not for people,
24knowing that it is from the Lord that you will receive the reward I.e., consisting ofof the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.
25For the one who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and Lit there is no partialitythat without partiality.