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Colossians 3

 

 

Introduction
1He shows where we should seek Christ.
5He exhorts to mortification;
10to put off the old man, and put on Christ;
12exhorting to charity, humility, and other several duties.

Verse 1
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
risen
2:12,13,20; Romans 6:4,5,9-11; Galatians 2:19,20; Ephesians 1:19,20; 2:5,6
seek
2; Psalms 16:11; 17:14,15; 73:25,26; Proverbs 15:24; Matthew 6:20,33; Luke 12:33; Romans 8:6; 2 Corinthians 4:18; Philippians 3:20,21; Hebrews 11:13-16
where
Psalms 110:1; Matthew 22:44; 26:64; Mark 12:36; 14:62; 16:19; Luke 20:42; 22:69; Acts 2:34; 7:55; Romans 8:34; Ephesians 1:20; 4:10; Hebrews 1:3,13; 8:1; 10:12; 12:2; 1 Peter 3:22

Verse 2
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Set
1; 1 Chronicles 22:19; 29:3; Psalms 62:10; 91:14; 119:36,37; Proverbs 23:5; Ecclesiastes 7:14; Matthew 16:23; Romans 8:4-6; Philippians 1:23; 1 John 2:15-17
affection
or, mind. not.
5; Psalms 49:11-17; Matthew 6:19; Luke 12:15; 16:8,9,11,19-25; Philippians 3:19; 1 John 2:15

Verse 3
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
are
2:20; Romans 6:2; Galatians 2:20
your
4; 1:5; John 3:16; 4:14; 5:21,24,40; 6:39,40; 10:28-30; 14:19; Romans 5:10,21; 8:2,34-39; 1 Corinthians 15:45; 2 Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 7:25; 1 Peter 1:3-5
hid
2:3; Matthew 11:25; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Philippians 4:7; 1 Peter 3:4; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 2:17

Verse 4
When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
our
John 11:25; 14:6; 20:31; Acts 3:15; Galatians 2:20; 2 Timothy 1:1; 1 John 1:1,2; 5:12; Revelation 2:7; 22:1,14
appear
1 Timothy 6:14; 2 Timothy 4:8; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 5:4; 1 John 2:28; 3:2
ye
Psalms 17:15; 73:24; Isaiah 25:8,9; Matthew 13:43; John 6:39,40; 14:3; 17:24; 1 Corinthians 15:43; 2 Corinthians 4:17; Philippians 3:21; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; 2 Thessalonians 1:10-12; Jude 1:24

Verse 5
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
Mortify
Romans 6:6; 8:13; Galatians 5:24; Ephesians 5:3-6
members
Romans 6:13; 7:5,23; James 4:1
fornication
Matthew 15:19; Mark 7:21,22; Romans 1:29; 1 Corinthians 5:1,10,11; 6:9,13,18; 2 Corinthians 12:21; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 12:16; 13:4; Revelation 21:8; 22:15
inordinate
Romans 1:26; 1 Thessalonians 4:5; *Gr:
evil
Romans 7:7,8; 1 Corinthians 10:6-8; Ephesians 4:19; 1 Peter 2:11
covetousness
1 Corinthians 6:10; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:3,5

Verse 6
For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
which
Romans 1:18; Ephesians 5:6; Revelation 22:15
children
Isaiah 57:4; Ezekiel 16:45,46; Ephesians 2:2,3; 1 Peter 1:14; 2 Peter 2:14; *Gr:

Verse 7
In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
2:13; Romans 6:19,20; 7:5; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Ephesians 2:2; Titus 3:3; 1 Peter 4:3,4

Verse 8
But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
put
5,9; Ephesians 4:22; Hebrews 12:1; James 1:21; 1 Peter 2:1
anger
Psalms 37:8; Proverbs 17:14; 19:19; 29:22; Matthew 5:22; Romans 13:13; 1 Corinthians 3:3; 2 Corinthians 12:20; Galatians 5:15,20,26; Ephesians 4:26,31,32; 2 Timothy 2:23,24; James 1:20; James 3:14-16
blasphemy
Leviticus 24:11-16; Mark 7:22; 1 Timothy 1:13,20; James 2:7; Jude 1:8; Revelation 16:9
filthy
Ephesians 4:29; 5:4; James 3:4-6; 2 Peter 2:7,18; Jude 1:8,13

Verse 9
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
Lie
Leviticus 19:11; Isaiah 63:8; Jeremiah 9:3-5; Zephaniah 3:13; Zechariah 8:16; John 8:44; Ephesians 4:25; 1 Timothy 1:10; Titus 1:12,13; Revelation 21:8,27; 22:15
ye
8; Romans 6:6; Ephesians 4:22

Verse 10
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
put
12,14; Job 29:14; Isaiah 52:1; 59:17; Romans 13:12,14; 1 Corinthians 15:53,54; Galatians 3:27; Ephesians 4:24
the new
Ezekiel 11:19; 18:31; 36:26; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15; Ephesians 2:10,15; 4:24; Revelation 21:5
renewed
Psalms 51:10; Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:23; Hebrews 6:6
knowledge
John 17:3; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 4:6; 1 John 2:3,5
after
Genesis 1:26,27; Ephesians 2:10; 4:23,24; 1 Peter 1:14,15

Verse 11
Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
there
Psalms 117:2; Isaiah 19:23-25; 49:6; 52:10; 66:18-22; Jeremiah 16:19; Hosea 2:23; Amos 9:12; Micah 4:2; Zechariah 2:11; 8:20-23; Malachi 1:11; Matthew 12:18-21; Acts 10:34,35; 13:46-48; 15:17; 26:17,18; Romans 3:29; 4:10,11; 9:24-26; Romans 9:30,31; 10:12; 15:9-13; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 3:6
circumcision
1 Corinthians 7:19; Galatians 5:6; 6:15
Barbarian
Acts 28:2,4; Romans 1:14; 1 Corinthians 14:11
bond
1 Corinthians 7:21,22; Ephesians 6:8
but
2:10; 1 Corinthians 1:29,30; 3:21-23; Galatians 3:29; 6:14; Philippians 3:7-9; 1 John 5:11,12; 2 John 1:9
and
John 6:56,57; 14:23; 15:5; 17:23; Romans 8:10,11; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 1:23; 3:17; 1 John 5:20

Verse 12
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
Put
10; Ephesians 4:24
as
Isaiah 42:1; 45:4; 65:9,22; Matthew 24:22,24,31; Mark 13:20,22,27; Luke 18:7; Romans 8:29-33; 9:11; 11:5-7; 2 Timothy 2:10; Titus 1:1; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Peter 1:10; 2 John 1:13; Revelation 17:14
holy
Romans 8:29; Ephesians 1:4; 1 Thessalonians 1:3-6; 2 Thessalonians 2:13,14
beloved
Jeremiah 31:3; Ezekiel 16:8; Romans 1:7; Ephesians 2:4,5; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:4-6; 1 John 4:19
bowels
Isaiah 63:15; Jeremiah 31:20; Luke 1:78; *marg:; Philippians 1:8; 2:1; 1 John 3:17
mercies
Romans 12:9,10; Galatians 5:6,22,23; Ephesians 4:2,32; Philippians 2:2-4; 1 Thessalonians 5:15; James 3:17,18; 1 Peter 3:8-11; 2 Peter 1:5-8; 1 John 3:14-20

Verse 13
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
Forbearing
Romans 15:1,2; 2 Corinthians 6:6; Galatians 6:2; Ephesians 4:2,32
forgiving
Matthew 5:44; 6:12,14,15; 18:21-35; Mark 11:25; Luke 6:35-37; 11:4; 17:3,4; Luke 23:34; James 2:13
quarrel
or complaint.
Matthew 18:15-17; 1 Corinthians 6:7,8
even
Luke 5:20-24; 7:48-50; 2 Corinthians 2:10; Ephesians 4:32; 5:2; 1 Peter 2:21

Verse 14
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
charity
2:2; John 13:34; 15:12; Romans 13:8; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Ephesians 5:2; 1 Thessalonians 4:9; 1 Timothy 1:5; 1 Peter 4:8; 2 Peter 1:7; 1 John 3:23; 4:21
the
Ephesians 1:4; 4:3; 1 John 4:7-12

Verse 15
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
the peace
Psalms 29:11; Isaiah 26:3; 27:5; 57:15,19; John 14:27; 16:33; Romans 5:1; 14:17; Romans 15:13; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Ephesians 2:12-18; 5:1; Philippians 4:7
to the
1 Corinthians 7:15; Ephesians 2:16,17; 4:4,16
and be
17; 1:12; 2:7; Psalms 100:4; 107:22; 116:17; Jonah 2:9; Luke 17:16-18; Romans 1:21; 2 Corinthians 4:15; 9:11; Ephesians 5:20; Philippians 4:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; 1 Timothy 2:1; Hebrews 13:15; Revelation 7:12

Verse 16
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.
the word
John 5:39,40; 2 Timothy 3:15; Hebrews 4:12,13; 1 Peter 1:11,12; Revelation 19:10
dwell
Deuteronomy 6:6-9; 11:18-20; Job 23:12; Psalms 119:11; Jeremiah 15:16; Luke 2:51; John 15:7; 1 John 2:14,24,27; 2 John 1:2
richly
1 Timothy 6:17; Titus 3:6; *marg:
all
1:9; 1 Kings 3:9-12,28; Proverbs 2:6,7; 14:8; 18:1; Isaiah 10:2; Ephesians 1:17; 5:17; James 1:5; 3:17
teaching
1:28; Romans 15:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:18; 5:11,12; 2 Thessalonians 3:15; Hebrews 12:12-15
in psalms
Matthew 26:30; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Ephesians 5:19; James 5:13
and spiritual
1 Chronicles 25:7; Nehemiah 12:46; Psalms 32:7; 119:54; Song of Solomon 1:1; Isaiah 5:1; 26:1; 30:29; Revelation 5:9; 14:3; 15:3
singing
4:6; Psalms 28:7; 30:11,12; 47:6,7; 63:4-6; 71:23; 103:1,2; 138:1; 1 Corinthians 14:15
to the

Verse 17
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.
whatsoever
23; 2 Chronicles 31:20,21; Proverbs 3:6; Romans 14:6-8; 1 Corinthians 10:31
in word
2 Thessalonians 2:17; 1 John 3:18
in the
Micah 4:5; Matthew 28:19; Acts 4:30; 19:17; Philippians 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:1,2
giving
1:12; 2:7; Romans 1:8; Ephesians 5:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; Hebrews 13:15; 1 Peter 2:5,9; 4:11
God
Ephesians 1:17; Philippians 2:11; 1 Thessalonians 1:1; Hebrews 1:5; 1 John 2:23

Verse 18
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
submit
Genesis 3:16; Esther 1:20; 1 Corinthians 11:3; 14:34; Ephesians 5:22-24,33; 1 Timothy 2:12; Titus 2:4,5; 1 Peter 3:1-6
as
Acts 5:29; Ephesians 5:3; 6:1

Verse 19
Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
love
Genesis 2:23,24; 24:67; Proverbs 5:18,19; Ecclesiastes 9:9; Malachi 2:14-16; Luke 14:26; Ephesians 5:25,28,29,33; 1 Peter 3:7
bitter
21; Romans 3:14; Ephesians 4:31; James 3:14

Verse 20
Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
obey
Genesis 28:7; Exodus 20:12; Leviticus 19:3; Deuteronomy 21:18-21; 27:16; Proverbs 6:20; 20:20; Proverbs 30:11,17; Ezekiel 22:7; Malachi 1:6; Matthew 15:4-6; 19:19; Ephesians 6:1-3
in
22; Ephesians 5:24; Titus 2:9
well pleasing
1:10; Philippians 4:18; Hebrews 13:21

Verse 21
Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
Psalms 103:13; Proverbs 3:12; 4:1-4; Ephesians 6:4; 1 Thessalonians 2:11; Hebrews 12:5-11

Verse 22
Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:
obey
20; Psalms 123:2; Malachi 1:6; Matthew 8:9; Luke 6:46; 7:8; Ephesians 6:5-7; 1 Timothy 6:1,2; Titus 2:9,10; Philemon 1:16; 1 Peter 2:18,19
menpleasers
Galatians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 2:4
in singleness
Matthew 6:22; Acts 2:46; Ephesians 6:5
fearing
Genesis 42:18; Nehemiah 5:9,15; Ecclesiastes 5:7; 8:12; 12:13; 2 Corinthians 7:1

Verse 23
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
whatsoever
17; 2 Chronicles 31:21; Psalms 47:6,7; 103:1; 119:10,34,145; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Jeremiah 3:10; 1 Peter 1:22
as
Zechariah 7:5-7; Matthew 6:16; Romans 14:6,8; Ephesians 5:22; 6:6,7; 1 Peter 2:13,15

Verse 24
Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
ye shall
2:18; Genesis 15:1; Ruth 2:12; Proverbs 11:18; Matthew 5:12,46; 6:1,2,5,16; 10:41; Luke 6:35; 14:14; Romans 2:6,7; 4:4,5; 1 Corinthians 3:8; 9:17,18; Ephesians 6:8; Hebrews 9:15; 10:35; 11:6
for
John 12:26; Romans 1:1; 14:18; 1 Corinthians 7:22; Galatians 1:10; Ephesians 6:6; 2 Peter 1:1; Jude 1:1

Verse 25
But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
he that
1 Corinthians 6:7,8; 1 Thessalonians 4:6; Philemon 1:18
receive
2 Corinthians 5:10; Hebrews 2:2
and
4:1; Leviticus 19:15; Deuteronomy 1:17; 10:17; 2 Samuel 14:14; 2 Chronicles 19:7; Job 34:19; 37:24; Luke 20:21; Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11; Ephesians 6:9; 1 Peter 1:17; Jude 1:16

 


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