Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 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:

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 --

Verse Picture

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 appears--He is our true Life--then you also will appear with Him in glory. 5 Therefore put to death your earthward inclinations--fornication, impurity, sensual passion, unholy desire, and all greed, for that is a form of idolatry. 6 It is on account of these very sins that God's anger is coming,


Cross References

Romans 8:13

For if you so live, death is near; but if, through being under the sway of the spirit, you are putting your old bodily habits to death, you will live.

Romans 6:13

and no longer lend your faculties as unrighteous weapons for Sin to use. On the contrary surrender your very selves to God as living men who have risen from the dead, and surrender your several faculties to God, to be used as weapons to maintain the right.

1 Corinthians 6:18

Flee from fornication. Any other sin that a human being commits lies outside the body; but he who commits fornication sins against his own body.

Galatians 5:19-21

Now you know full well the doings of our lower natures. Fornication, impurity, indecency, idol-worship, sorcery;

Romans 1:26

This then is the reason why God gave them up to vile passions. For not only did the women among them exchange the natural use of their bodies for one which is contrary to nature, but the men also,

1 Corinthians 6:13

Food of all kinds is meant for the stomach, and the stomach is meant for food, and God will cause both of them to perish. Yet the body does not exist for the purpose of fornication, but for the Master's service, and the Master exists for the body;

2 Corinthians 12:21

and that upon re-visiting you I may be humbled by my God in your presence, and may have to mourn over many whose hearts still cling to their old sins, and who have not repented of the impurity, fornication, and gross sensuality, of which they have been guilty.

Galatians 5:24

Against such things as these there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their lower nature with its passions and appetites.

Ephesians 4:19

Such men being past feeling have abandoned themselves to impurity, greedily indulging in every kind of profligacy.

Matthew 15:19

For out of the heart proceed wicked thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, perjury, impiety of speech.

Mark 7:21-22

For from within, out of men's hearts, their evil purposes proceed--fornication, theft, murder, adultery,

Romans 1:29

Their hearts overflowed with all sorts of dishonesty, mischief, greed, malice. They were full of envy and murder, and were quarrelsome, crafty, and spiteful.

Romans 6:6

This we know--that our old self was nailed to the cross with Him, in order that our sinful nature might be deprived of its power, so that we should no longer be the slaves of sin;

Romans 7:5

For whilst we were under the thraldom of our earthly natures, sinful passions-- made sinful by the Law--were always being aroused to action in our bodily faculties that they might yield fruit to death.

Romans 7:7-8

What follows? Is the Law itself a sinful thing? No, indeed; on the contrary, unless I had been taught by the Law, I should have known nothing of sin as sin. For instance, I should not have known what covetousness is, if the Law had not repeatedly said, "Thou shalt not covet."

Romans 7:23

but I discover within me a different Law at war with the Law of my understanding, and leading me captive to the Law which is everywhere at work in my body--the Law of sin.

1 Corinthians 5:1

It is actually reported that there is fornication among you, and of a kind unheard of even among the Gentiles--a man has his father's wife!

1 Corinthians 5:10-11

not that in this world you are to keep wholly aloof from such as they, any more than from people who are avaricious and greedy of gain, or from worshippers of idols. For that would mean that you would be compelled to go out of the world altogether.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Do you not know that unrighteous men will not inherit God's Kingdom? Cherish no delusion here. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor any who are guilty of unnatural crime,

1 Corinthians 10:6-8

And in this they became a warning to us, to teach us not to be eager, as they were eager, in pursuit of what is evil.

Ephesians 5:3-6

But fornication and every kind of impurity, or covetousness, let them not even be mentioned among you, for they ought not to be named among God's people.

1 Thessalonians 4:3

For this is God's will--your purity of life, that you abstain from fornication;

1 Thessalonians 4:5

that you be not overmastered by lustful cravings, like the Gentiles who have no knowledge of God;

Hebrews 12:16

lest there be a fornicator, or an ungodly person like Esau, who, in return for a single meal, parted with the birthright which belonged to him.

Hebrews 13:4

Let marriage be held in honour among all, and let the marriage bed be unpolluted; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

James 4:1

What causes wars and contentions among you? Is it not the cravings which are ever at war within you for various pleasures?

1 Peter 2:11

Dear friends, I entreat you as pilgrims and foreigners not to indulge the cravings of your lower natures: for all such cravings wage war upon the soul.

Revelation 21:8

But as for cowards and the unfaithful, and the polluted, and murderers, fornicators, and those who practise magic or worship idols, and all liars--the portion allotted to them shall be in the Lake which burns with fire and sulphur. This is the Second Death."

Revelation 22:15

The unclean are shut out, and so are all who practise magic, all fornicators, all murderers, and those who worship idols, and every one who loves falsehood and tells lies.

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