Colossenses 3

1 IF then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God.

2 Have your minds on the things above and not on the things on the earth.

3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

4 When Christ, our life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

5 Treat the members of your earthly bodies as dead \'97 dead to unchastity, impurity, passion, evil desire, and avarice, which is idolatry.

6 On account of these things comes the wrath of God.

7 To them you also were once habituated when you lived in them.

8 But now you also must put away all wrath, anger, malice, abusive language. Vile talk must not be in your mouths.

9 Do not lie to one another. You have stripped off the old self with his practices

10 and have clothed yourselves with the new self, which is being renewed into knowledge in the image of its Creator.

11 Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcision or uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave or freeman, but Christ is all and in all.

12 Put on, then, as the chosen of God, holy and beloved, sympathies, compassions, kindness, humility, gentleness, slowness to anger,

13 bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if any one has a grievance against any. Just as the Lord forgave you, so must you forgive.

14 Above all these, clothe yourselves with love, which is the perfect bond of union.

15 Let the peace of Christ be umpire in your hearts. For this you were called into one body. And be thankful.

16 The message of Christ must dwell in you richly, as you teach in all wisdom and admonish one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs and sing with grace in your hearts to God.

17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

18 Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh toward them.

20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing in the Lord.

21 Fathers, do not irritate your children, for they may lose heart.

22 Slaves, obey in everything your masters in the flesh, not with eye-service as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, because you reverence the Lord.

23 Whatever you do, do it heartily as for the Lord and not for men,

24 for you know that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. You are slaves to the Lord Christ.

25 He who does wrong will be repaid for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.