Get the free app for more features and content.
Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play

1If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3For you have died, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

5Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6On account of these the wrath of God is coming. 7In these you once walked, when you lived in them. 8But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth. 9Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices 10and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. 11Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythʹian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.

12Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, 13forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

18Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. 20Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. 22Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing the Lord. 23Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, 24knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ. 25For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Featured Resources

Image of God

Image of God

This video on the Image of God traces the idea of humans as co-rulers alongsi...

BibleProject

Your Greatest Life Is Ahead

Your Greatest Life Is Ahead

In Christ, your greatest tragedy is behind you, and your most glorious life i...

Desiring God

Work & the Bible - Explainer

Work & the Bible - Explainer

This video takes a deep look at God’s original intent for work, the ways the ...

The Village Church

Why forgive? Miroslav Volf explores how forgiveness is possible.

Why forgive? Miroslav Volf explores how forgive...

How can we have true forgiveness? Miroslav Volf, professor of theology at Yal...

The Veritas Forum

N. T. Wright on Worship

N. T. Wright on Worship

http://seedbed.com FIND MORE VIDEOS LIKE THIS ONE Renowned Author and speake...

Seedbed

Jen Wilkin | Train a Child in the Way He Should Speak: Forming Future Evangelists

Jen Wilkin | Train a Child in the Way He Should...

Training the next generation of evangelists is more than just giving them the...

The Gospel Coalition

Introduction to Colossians

Introduction to Colossians

Dr. Marianne Meye Thompson introduces Colossians by emphasizing its central t...

Fuller Studio

Paul's Background (Entire Lecture!)

Paul's Background (Entire Lecture!)

Free lecture from "Paul: A Biography". Enroll here ($80 off!): https://bit.l...

N.T. Wright Online

The New Humanity

The New Humanity

In the opening pages of the Bible, God appoints humans to rule the world on h...

BibleProject

Evidence of the New Birth // Living Out Identity in Christ

Evidence of the New Birth // Living Out Identit...

All of the New Testament commandments are a call to become in experience what...

Desiring God

Explore Colossians 3