Colossians Chapter 3 – Catholic Bible

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians

Chapter 3

1 – Therefore, if you be risen with Christ, seek the things that are above; where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God:

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2 – Mind the things that are above, not the things that are upon the earth.

3 – For you are dead; and your life is hid with Christ in God.

4 – When Christ shall appear, who is your life, then you also shall appear with him in glory.

5 – Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, lust, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is the service of idols.

6 – For which things the wrath of God cometh upon the children of unbelief,

7 – In which you also walked some time, when you lived in them.

8 – But now put you also all away: anger, indignation, malice, blasphemy, filthy speech out of your mouth.

9 – Lie not one to another: stripping yourselves of the old man with his deeds,

10 – And putting on the new, him who is renewed unto knowledge, according to the image of him that created him.

11 – Where there is neither Gentile nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian nor Scythian, bond nor free. But Christ is all, and in all.

12 – Put ye on therefore, as the elect of God, holy, and beloved, the bowels of mercy, benignity, humility, modesty, patience:

13 – Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if any have a complaint against another: even as the Lord hath forgiven you, so do you also.

14 – But above all these things have charity, which is the bond of perfection:

15 – And let the peace of Christ rejoice in your hearts, wherein also you are called in one body: and be ye thankful.

16 – Let the word of Christ dwell in you abundantly, in all wisdom: teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual canticles, singing in grace in your hearts to God.

17 – All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

18 – Wives, be subject to your husbands, as it behoveth in the Lord.

19 – Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter towards them.

20 – Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing to the Lord.

21 – Fathers, provoke not your children to indignation, lest they be discouraged.

22 – Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not serving to the eye, as pleasing men, but in simplicity of heart, fearing God.

23 – Whatsoever you do, do it from the heart, as to the Lord, and not to men:

24 – Knowing that you shall receive of the Lord the reward of inheritance. Serve ye the Lord Christ.

25 – For he that doth wrong, shall receive for that which he hath done wrongfully: and there is no respect of persons with God.

The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.