1 IF you, therefore, have been raised with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God; 2 employ your minds on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hid with Christ in God; 4 when Christ your life shall be made manifest, then shall you also be made manifest in glory.
5 Put to death, therefore, your members which are on the earth, fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness which is idolatry, 6 for which comes the wrath of God. 7 In which also you walked formerly when you lived in them; 8 but now do you put away also all these, anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, vile conversation out of your mouth; 9 lie not one to another; put off the old man with his doings, 10 and put on the new man, renewed in knowledge in the likeness of him that created him, 11 where there are not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, servant, freeman, but Christ is all things and in all.
12 Put on, therefore, as elect and beloved saints of God, hearts of compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, long-suffering, 13 forbearing one another, and forgiving one another if any one has a charge against any, as Christ forgave you, so [do] you also, 14 and in addition to all these [put on] love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, for which you have been called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching with all wisdom, and admonishing one another, with psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God, 17 and whatever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to the God [and] Father through him.
18 Wives, be subject to the husbands, as is fit in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love the wives and be not bitter to them. 20 Children, obey [your] parents in all things; for this is well pleasing in the Lord. 21 Fathers, be not fault-finding with your children, that they be not discouraged. 22 Servants, obey in all things masters according to the flesh, not with eye service, as those pleasing men, but with a sincere heart, fearing the Lord. 23 And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men; 24 knowing that you will receive from the Lord the recompense of the inheritance. You serve Christ the Lord; 25 for he that does wrong shall receive for the wrong which he has done, and there is no respect of persons.