1 If, therefore, ye were raised up with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God. 2 Keep thinking of the things above, not of the things on the earth, 3 for ye died, and your life has been hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, our Life, shall be manifested, then shall ye also with Him be manifested in glory.
5 Make dead, therefore, your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which, indeed, is idolatry; 6 on account of which things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience; 7 in which things ye also formerly walked, when ye were living in these things. 8 But now do ye also put away all these; anger, wrath, malice, reviling, shameful talk out of your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, having put off the old man with his practices, 10 and having put on the new man who is being renewed unto full knowledge, according to the image of Him Who created him; 11 where there is no Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bondman, freeman; but Christ is all, and in all.
12 Put on, therefore, as God's elect, holy and beloved, tender affections of compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, long-suffering; 13 (bearing with one another, and freely forgiving one another, if any one have a complaint against any; even as the Lord freely forgave you, so also do ye): 14 and over all these put on love, which is the uniting-bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, unto which also ye were called in one body; and become thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts, to God. 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as it was fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter toward them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things; for this is well pleasing in the Lord. 21 Fathers, provoke not your children, lest they be disheartened. 22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing the Lord. 23 Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men; 24 knowing that from the Lord ye shall receive the recompense of the inheritance: ye are doing service to the Lord, Christ. 25 For he that does wrong shall receive back the wrong which he did; and there is no respect of persons,