1 If, therefore, ye have been raised together with the Christ, the things on high, be seeking, where, the Christ, is - on the right hand of God, sitting; 2 The things on high, hold in esteem, not the things upon the earth: 3 For ye have died, and, your life, is hid, together with the Christ, in God, - 4 As soon as, the Christ, shall be made manifest - our life, then, ye also, together with him, shall be made manifest in glory;
5 Make dead, therefore, your members that are on the earth - as regardeth fornication, impurity, passion, base coveting, and greed, the which, is idolatry, - 6 On account of which things cometh the anger of God, - 7 Wherein, ye also, walked, at one time, when ye were living in these things; 8 But, now, do, ye also, put them all away, - anger, wrath, baseness, defamation, shameful talk out of your mouth: 9 Be not guilty of falsehood one to another: having stript off the old man, together with his practices, 10 And having put on the new - who is being moulded afresh unto personal knowledge, after the image of him that hath created him, - 11 Wherein there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, foreigner, Scythian, bond, free, - but, all things and in all, Christ:
12 Put on, therefore, as men chosen of God, holy and beloved, tender affections of compassion, graciousness, lowliness of mind, meekness, long-suffering, 13 Bearing one with another, and in favour forgiving one another - if any, against any, have a complaint, - according as, the Lord, in favour forgave you, so also ye; 14 And, over all these things, love, which is a uniting-bond of completeness; 15 And let, the peace of Christ, act as umpire in your hearts, unto which ye have been called in onebody, and be thankful: 16 Let, the word of the Christ, dwell within you richly, - in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another, with psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with gratitude, raising song with your hearts unto God: 17 And whatsoever ye may be doing, in word, or in work, all things, do in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks unto the Divine Father through him: -
18 Ye wives! be submitting yourselves unto your husbands, as is becoming in the Lord; 19 Ye husbands! be loving your wives, and be not embittered against them; 20 Ye children! be obedient unto your parents in all things, for, this, is, well pleasing, in the Lord; 21 Ye fathers! be not irritating your children, lest they be disheartened; 22 Ye servants! be obedient, in all things, unto them who, according to the flesh, are your masters, - not with eye-service, as man-pleasers, but with singleness of heart, revering the Lord, - 23 Whatsoever ye may be doing, from the soul, be working at it, as unto the Lord, and not unto men,- 24 Knowing that, from the Lord, ye shall duly receive the recompense of the inheritance, - unto the Lord Christ, are ye in service; 25 For, he that acteth unrighteously, shall get back what he had unrighteously done, and there is no respect of persons;