3:1 If ye then be raised with Christ, seek those things which
are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the
3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
3:4 When Christ, [who is] our life, shall appear, then will ye
also appear with him in glory.
3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth;
lewdness, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil
concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
3:6 For which things the wrath of God cometh on the children of
3:7 In which ye also walked formerly, when ye lived with them.
3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice,
blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing ye have put off the old man
with his deeds;
3:10 And have put on the new [man], which is renewed in
knowledge after the image of him that created him:
3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor
uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond [nor] free: but
Christ [is] all, and in all.
3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved,
bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness,
3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any
man hath a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so
also [do] ye.
3:14 And above all these things [put on] charity, which is the
bond of perfectness.
3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also
ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom;
teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, and hymns, and
spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
3:17 And whatever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of
the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
3:18 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as it is fit
in the Lord.
3:19 Husbands, love [your] wives, and be not bitter against
3:20 Children, obey [your] parents in all things: for this is
well-pleasing to the Lord.
3:21 Fathers, provoke not your children [to anger], lest they be
3:22 Servants, obey in all things [your] masters according to
the flesh; not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but in
singleness of heart, fearing God:
3:23 And whatever ye do, do [it] heartily, as to the Lord, and
not to men;
3:24 Knowing that from the Lord ye will receive the reward of
the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
3:25 But he that doeth wrong, will receive for the wrong which
he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.