1 Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep focusing on the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
2 Keep your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth.
3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
4 When Christ your life is revealed, then you, too, will be revealed with him in glory.
5 So put to death your worldly impulses: sexual sin, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).
6 It is because of these things that the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient.
7 You used to behave like them when you were living among them.
8 But now you must also get rid of anger, wrath, malice, slander, obscene language from your mouth, and all such sins.
9 Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old man with its practices
10 and have clothed yourselves with the new man, which is being renewed into full knowledge according to the image of the one who created it.
11 Where this happens, there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, or free person. Instead, Christ is all and in all.
12 Therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
13 Put up with one another and forgive each other if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, you also should forgive.
14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which ties everything together in unity.
15 Let the peace of Christ also rule in your hearts, to which you were called in one body, and be thankful.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you with all richness and wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, and singing to God with thankfulness in your hearts.
17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.
20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing to the Lord.
21 Fathers, do not make your children resentful, lest they become discouraged.
22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything, not only while being watched in order to please them, but with a sincere heart, fearing the Lord.
23 Whatever you do, work at it wholeheartedly as though you were doing it for the Lord and not merely for people.
24 You know that it is from the Lord that you will receive the inheritance as a reward. It is the Lord Christ whom you are serving!
25 For the person who does what is wrong will be paid back for what he has done, and there is no favoritism.