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3 So if you have been raised with the * Messiah, seek what is above, where the Messiah is, seated at the right hand of God. d 2 Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth. e 3 For you have died, f and your life is hidden with the Messiah in God. 4 When the Messiah, who is your g life, is revealed, h then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. i
5 Therefore, put to death what belongs to your worldly nature: j sexual immorality, impurity, k lust, l evil desire, and greed, m which is idolatry. n 6 Because of these, God’s wrath o comes on the disobedient, p 7 and you once * walked in these things when you were living q in them. 8 But now you must also put away r all the following: anger, s wrath, t malice, u slander, v and filthy language from your mouth. w 9 Do not lie x to one another, since you have put off y the old self z a with its practices 10 and have put on b the new self. You are being renewed in knowledge according to the image of your c Creator. d 11 In Christ e there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, f * slave and free; but Christ is all and in all. g
12 Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, h put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, i humility, j gentleness, k and patience, l 13 accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive. m 14 Above all, put on love—the perfect bond of unity. 15 And let the peace of the Messiah, to which you were also called n in one body, control your hearts. Be thankful. 16 Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name o of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
18 Wives, be submissive to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. p
20 Children, t obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
23 Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, y as something done for the Lord and not for men, z 24 knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. You serve the Lord Christ. 25 For the wrongdoer a will be paid back for whatever wrong he has done, and there is no favoritism.
About The Holman Christian Standard Bible
The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.
Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.
Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.