Put On the New Self
1 # ch. 2:12 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek #[Phil. 3:14] the things that are above, where Christ is, #See Eph. 1:20seated at the right hand of God. 2#See Matt. 16:23Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3For #ch. 2:20; See Rom. 6:2you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ #See John 11:25 who is your#3:4 Some manuscripts our life #[Phil. 3:21; 1 Pet. 1:1, 7, 13; 1 John 2:28; 3:2] appears, then you also will appear with him #1 Cor. 15:43in glory.
5 # Rom. 8:13; [Gal. 5:24] Put to death therefore #Rom. 6:13 what is earthly in you:#3:5 Greek therefore your members that are on the earth #See Eph. 5:3, 5 sexual immorality, impurity, #Rom. 1:26 passion, evil desire, and covetousness, #[Job 31:25, 26]which is idolatry. 6#See Eph. 5:6On account of these the wrath of God is coming.#3:6 Some manuscripts add upon the sons of disobedience 7#See Eph. 2:2, 11In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. 8But now #See Eph. 4:22 you must put them all away: #Eph. 4:31 anger, wrath, malice, #See Eph. 4:29slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. 9#Lev. 19:11; See Eph. 4:25 Do not lie to one another, seeing that #ch. 2:11 you have put off #Rom. 6:6; Eph. 4:22the old self#3:9 Greek man; also as supplied in verse 10 with its practices 10and #Eph. 4:24 have put on #See Rom. 6:4 the new self, #See Rom. 12:2 which is being renewed in knowledge #See Rom. 8:29 after the image of #[Eph. 2:10]its creator. 11#[Rom. 10:12]; See 1 Cor. 12:13; Gal. 5:6 Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave,#3:11 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; likewise for Bondservants in verse 22 free; but Christ is #Eph. 1:23all, and in all.
12 # ver. 10 Put on then, as #Rom. 8:33 God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, #Phil. 2:1 compassionate hearts, #Eph. 4:32 kindness, #See Eph. 4:2humility, meekness, and patience, 13#[See ver. 12 above] bearing with one another and, #Mark 11:25 if one has a complaint against another, #[See ver. 12 above]forgiving each other; #[See ver. 12 above]as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14And above all these put on #[1 Thess. 5:8]; See Eph. 5:2 love, which #Eph. 4:3 binds everything together in #Heb. 6:1; [John 17:23]perfect harmony. 15And let #See Phil. 4:7 the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called #Eph. 2:16 in one body. And #ver. 17be thankful. 16Let #John 15:3 the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, #See Eph. 5:19 singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, #ch. 4:6with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17And #ver. 23; 1 Cor. 10:31 whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, #ch. 1:12; 4:2; See Eph. 5:20giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Rules for Christian Households
18 # For ch. 3:18–4:1, see Eph. 5:22–6:9 Wives, submit to your husbands, as #Eph. 5:4; Philem. 8is fitting in the Lord. 19Husbands, love your wives, and #Eph. 4:31do not be harsh with them. 20Children, obey your parents #[Eph. 5:24; Titus 2:9]in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. 22Bondservants, obey #[See ver. 20 above]in everything those who are your earthly masters,#3:22 Or your masters according to the flesh not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. 23#ver. 17 Whatever you do, work heartily, #[Philem. 16]as for the Lord and not for men, 24knowing that from the Lord #[Eph. 6:8] you will receive the inheritance as your reward. #[1 Cor. 7:22]You are serving the Lord Christ. 25For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.
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