sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all
 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to
us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he
made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
 Let no man therefore judge you in meat,
or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
 Which are a
shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary
humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up
by his fleshly mind,
 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having
nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
 Wherefore if ye be
dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to
 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;
 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the
commandments and doctrines of men?
 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship,
and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right
hand of God.
 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
 For ye are dead, and
your life is hid with Christ in God.
 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear
with him in glory.
 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness,
inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
 For which things' sake
the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
 In the which ye also walked some time,
when ye lived in them.
 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication
out of your mouth.
 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor
free: but Christ is all, and in all.
 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of
mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
 Forbearing one another, and forgiving
one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
 And let the peace of God
rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
 Let 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.
 And 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.
submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
 Husbands, love your wives, and
be not bitter against them.
 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the
 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
 Servants, obey in
all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness
of heart, fearing God:
 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
 Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master
 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
 Withal 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:
 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
 Walk in wisdom toward them that
are without, redeeming the time.
 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye
may know how ye ought to answer every man.
 All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is
a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord:
 Whom I have sent unto you
for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;
 With Onesimus, a
faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are