Colossians 3:1-4:18 NASB
the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life,
is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience, 7 and in them you also once walked, when you were living
aside the old self with its evil practices, 10 and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the
One who created him- 11 a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave
and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.
one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. 14 Beyond all these
things put onlove, which is the perfect bond of unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body;
and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving
thanks through Him to God the Father.
to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart.
22 Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters on earth, not with external service, as those whomerely please men, but with sincerity of
heart, fearing the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive
the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. 25 For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has
done, and that without partiality.
1 Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven. 2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping
alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; 3 praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we
may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned; 4 that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak.
5 Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. 6 Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with
salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
For I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts; 9 and
with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of your number. They will inform you about the whole situation here.
welcome him); 11 and also Jesus who is called Justus; these are the only fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are from the circumcision, and they
have proved to be an encouragement to me. 12 Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring
earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God. 13 For I testify for him that he has a deep
concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis.
is in her house. 16 When this letter is read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and you, for your part read my letter that
is coming from Laodicea. 17 Say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.” 18 I, Paul,
write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my imprisonment. Grace be with you.