Parallel Verses

NET Bible

So put to death whatever in your nature belongs to the earth: sexual immorality, impurity, shameful passion, evil desire, and greed which is idolatry.

New American Standard Bible

Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.

King James Version

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

Holman Bible

Therefore, put to death what belongs to your worldly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and greed, which is idolatry.

International Standard Version

So put to death your worldly impulses: sexual sin, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).

A Conservative Version

Put to death therefore your body-parts on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and greed, which is idolatry.

American Standard Version

Put to death therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry;

Amplified

So put to death and deprive of power the evil longings of your earthly body [with its sensual, self-centered instincts] immorality, impurity, sinful passion, evil desire, and greed, which is [a kind of] idolatry [because it replaces your devotion to God].

An Understandable Version

So, put to death [i.e., stop practicing the desires of] your physical bodies [such as] sexual immorality, [moral] impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is [in reality] idolatry.

Anderson New Testament

Put to death, therefore, your members that are on the earth, lewdness, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry;

Bible in Basic English

Then put to death your bodies which are of the earth; wrong use of the flesh, unclean things, passion, evil desires and envy, which is the worship of strange gods;

Common New Testament

Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire and greed, which is idolatry.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Mortify therefore your sensual appetites, fornication, impurity, irregular passions, wicked desires, and that licentiousness practised by idolaters.

Darby Translation

Put to death therefore your members which are upon the earth, fornication, uncleanness, vile passions, evil lust, and unbridled desire, which is idolatry.

Godbey New Testament

Therefore kill your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry;

Goodspeed New Testament

So treat as dead your physical nature, as far as immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed are concerned; for it is really idolatry.

John Wesley New Testament

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth, fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

Julia Smith Translation

Therefore kill your members that are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

King James 2000

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore put to death {what is earthly in you}: sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustful passion, evil desire, and greediness, which is idolatry,

Modern King James verseion

Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness (which is idolatry),

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, unnatural lust, evil concupiscence, and covetousness which is worshipping of idols:

Moffatt New Testament

So put to death those members that are on earth: sexual vice, impurity, appetite, evil desire, and lust (which is idolatry),

Montgomery New Testament

So slay your baser inclinations. fornication, impurity, appetite, unnatural desires, and the greed which is idolatry.

New Heart English Bible

Put to death, therefore, whatever is worldly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

Noyes New Testament

Make dead therefore your members which are upon the earth, fornication, uncleanness, lust, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry;

Sawyer New Testament

Put to death, therefore, your members which are on the earth, fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness which is idolatry,

The Emphasized Bible

Make dead, therefore, your members that are on the earth - as regardeth fornication, impurity, passion, base coveting, and greed, the which, is idolatry, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth, fornication, impurity, the vile passion, evil concupiscence, and insatiable desire, which is idolatry:

Twentieth Century New Testament

Therefore destroy all that is earthly in you--immorality, uncleanness, passions, evil desires, and that greed which is idolatry.

Webster

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; lewdness, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

Weymouth New Testament

Therefore put to death your earthward inclinations--fornication, impurity, sensual passion, unholy desire, and all greed, for that is a form of idolatry.

Williams New Testament

So once for all put to death your lower, earthly nature with respect to sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which is real idolatry.

World English Bible

Put to death therefore your members which are on the earth: sexual immorality, uncleanness, depraved passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry;

Worrell New Testament

Make dead, therefore, your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which, indeed, is idolatry;

Worsley New Testament

Mortify therefore your members that are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, disorderly passion, evil concupiscence, and insatiable desire, which is indeed idolatry:

Youngs Literal Translation

Put to death, then, your members that are upon the earth -- whoredom, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and the covetousness, which is idolatry --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
νεκρόω 
Nekroo 
Usage: 3

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

μέλος 
melos 
Usage: 32



ὅστις ἥτις ὅ6τι 
hostis 
Usage: 0
Usage: 112

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

the earth
γῆ 
Ge 
Usage: 186

πορνεία 
Porneia 
Usage: 21

ἀκαθαρσία 
Akatharsia 
Usage: 9

πάθος 
Pathos 
Usage: 3

κακός 
Kakos 
Usage: 46

ἐπιθυμία 
Epithumia 
Usage: 35

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

πλεονεξία 
Pleonexia 
Usage: 8

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 3:5

Images Colossians 3:5

Prayers for Colossians 3:5

Context Readings

Put Off The Old Behavior

4 When Christ (who is your life) appears, then you too will be revealed in glory with him. 5 So put to death whatever in your nature belongs to the earth: sexual immorality, impurity, shameful passion, evil desire, and greed which is idolatry. 6 Because of these things the wrath of God is coming on the sons of disobedience.


Cross References

Romans 8:13

(for if you live according to the flesh, you will die), but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live.

Romans 6:13

and do not present your members to sin as instruments to be used for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who are alive from the dead and your members to God as instruments to be used for righteousness.

1 Corinthians 6:18

Flee sexual immorality! "Every sin a person commits is outside of the body" -- but the immoral person sins against his own body.

Galatians 5:19-21

Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, depravity,

Romans 1:26

For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for unnatural ones,

1 Corinthians 6:13

"Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both." The body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

2 Corinthians 12:21

I am afraid that when I come again, my God may humiliate me before you, and I will grieve for many of those who previously sinned and have not repented of the impurity, sexual immorality, and licentiousness that they have practiced.

Galatians 5:24

Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Ephesians 4:19

Because they are callous, they have given themselves over to indecency for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.

Matthew 15:19

For out of the heart come evil ideas, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.

Mark 7:21-22

For from within, out of the human heart, come evil ideas, sexual immorality, theft, murder,

Romans 1:29

They are filled with every kind of unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, malice. They are rife with envy, murder, strife, deceit, hostility. They are gossips,

Romans 6:6

We know that our old man was crucified with him so that the body of sin would no longer dominate us, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.

Romans 7:5

For when we were in the flesh, the sinful desires, aroused by the law, were active in the members of our body to bear fruit for death.

Romans 7:7-8

What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! Certainly, I would not have known sin except through the law. For indeed I would not have known what it means to desire something belonging to someone else if the law had not said, "Do not covet."

Romans 7:23

But I see a different law in my members waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that is in my members.

1 Corinthians 5:1

It is actually reported that sexual immorality exists among you, the kind of immorality that is not permitted even among the Gentiles, so that someone is cohabiting with his father's wife.

1 Corinthians 5:10-11

In no way did I mean the immoral people of this world, or the greedy and swindlers and idolaters, since you would then have to go out of the world.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, passive homosexual partners, practicing homosexuals,

1 Corinthians 10:6-8

These things happened as examples for us, so that we will not crave evil things as they did.

Ephesians 5:3-6

But among you there must not be either sexual immorality, impurity of any kind, or greed, as these are not fitting for the saints.

1 Thessalonians 4:3

For this is God's will: that you become holy, that you keep away from sexual immorality,

1 Thessalonians 4:5

not in lustful passion like the Gentiles who do not know God.

Hebrews 12:16

And see to it that no one becomes an immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal.

Hebrews 13:4

Marriage must be honored among all and the marriage bed kept undefiled, for God will judge sexually immoral people and adulterers.

James 4:1

Where do the conflicts and where do the quarrels among you come from? Is it not from this, from your passions that battle inside you?

1 Peter 2:11

Dear friends, I urge you as foreigners and exiles to keep away from fleshly desires that do battle against the soul,

Revelation 21:8

But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death."

Revelation 22:15

Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the sexually immoral, and the murderers, and the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood!

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