1 If then ye are risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting on the right hand of God; 2 think about those things above, and not things upon the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hidden with Christ in God: 4 when Christ, your life, may appear, then will you also appear with him in glory.
5 Therefore kill your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry; 6 through which the wrath of God comes. 7 In which you indeed at one time did walk about, when you lived in them: 8 but you also lay aside all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, disgraceful talk out of your mouths: 9 lie not to one another, having laid aside the old man with his habits, 10 and having put on the new man, who is renewed into perfect knowledge according to the image of him who created him: 11 where there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bond, free: but Christ is all things, and in all.
12 Therefore, as elect of God, holy and beloved, put on affections of mercy, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 forbearing one another and forgiving one another, if any one may have a quarrel against any one; as Christ also forgave you, so indeed do you likewise: 14 and in all these things put on divine love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of Christ reign in your hearts, in which you are called in one body; and be ye thankful. 16 Let the word of God dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another, in all wisdom, in psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with grace making melody in your hearts to God; 17 and every thing whatsoever you may do, in word or in work, do all things in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
18 Ye wives, submit to your husbands as is becoming in the Lord. 19 Ye husbands, love your wives with divine love, and be not harsh towards them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing in the Lord. 21 Ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath, in order that they may not be discouraged. 22 Ye servants, obey your masters according to the flesh in all things; not with eye-service, pleasing men, but of purity of heart, fearing the Lord. 23 Whatsoever you may do, work from your soul, as for the Lord, and not for men; 24 knowing that you will receive the recompense of the inheritance from the Lord. Serve the Lord Christ; 25 for the one doing wrong receives that for which he did the injustice: and there is no respect of persons.