1 Therefore if you have been araised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, bseated at the right hand of God. 2 aSet your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 3 For you have adied and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, awho is our life, is revealed, bthen you also will be revealed with Him in glory. 5 aTherefore consider bthe members of your earthly body as dead to cimmorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. 6 For it is because of these things that athe wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience, 7 and ain them you also once walked, when you were living in them. 8 But now you also, aput them all aside: banger, wrath, malice, slander, and cabusive speech from your mouth. 9 aDo not lie to one another, since you blaid aside the old self with its evil practices, 10 and have aput on the new self who is being brenewed to a true knowledge caccording to the image of the One who dcreated him-- 11 a renewal in which athere is no distinction between Greek and Jew, bcircumcised and uncircumcised, cbarbarian, Scythian, dslave and freeman, but eChrist is all, and in all. 12 So, as those who have been achosen of God, holy and beloved, bput on a cheart of compassion, kindness, dhumility, gentleness and epatience; 13 abearing with one another, and bforgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; bjust as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. 14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is athe perfect bond of bunity. 15 Let athe peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in bone body; and be thankful. 16 Let athe word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom bteaching and admonishing one another cwith psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, dsinging with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 aWhatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, bgiving thanks through Him to God the Father. 18 aWives, bbe subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 aHusbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them. 20 aChildren, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord. 21 aFathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart. 22 aSlaves, in all things obey those who are your masters on earth, bnot with external service, as those who merely please men, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, do your work heartily, aas for the Lord rather than for men, 24 aknowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of bthe inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you cserve. 25 For ahe who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and bthat without partiality.