3:1If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
3:2Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3:3For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
3:4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
3:5Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
3:6For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
3:7In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
3:8But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
3:9Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
3:10And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
3:11Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
3:12Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
3:13Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
3:14And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
3:15And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
3:16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
3:17And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
3:18Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
3:19Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
3:20Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
3:21Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
3:22Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:
3:23And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
3:24Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
3:25But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
4:1Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
4:2Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
4:3Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
4:4That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
4:5Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
4:6Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
4:7All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord:
4:8Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;
4:9With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here.
4:10Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)
4:11And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me.
4:12Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
4:13For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
4:14Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.
4:15Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.
4:16And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.
4:17And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
4:18The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.