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Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

Colossians 3:2 Set your affection (original, 'thinking') on things above, not on things on the earth. (Philippians 4:8)

Colossians 3:3 For ye are dead and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Colossians 3:5-Mortify therefore your members (our physical members {one is} are used for expressions by our minds) which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection (lustful passion), evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry. (list of evils in us) (if life is allowed for evil, it grows)
    Matthew Henry Concise Commentary adds: "make no provision for carnal indulgences; occasions of sin must be avoided; if we do not kill them, they will kill us; appetite and passions need curbing."
    See also Romans 6:19; 8:13; Galatians 5:24,25.

Colossians 3:6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience.

Colossians 3:7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

Colossians 3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed (or, as the original has it 'created a new man as he grows'; grows in the knowledge of Christ , or how to be or live as a God person now) in knowledge after (Ephesians 4:24) the image of him that created him. (Adam Clarke's Commentary by Gary Gallant has it "we are not saved for {or by} our good works, yet we are saved that we may perform good works , to the glory of God and the benefit of man")

Colossians 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free; but Christ is all, and in all.

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

Colossians 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

Colossians 3:14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be ye thankful.

Colossians 3:16 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.

Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus (follow the high standards of the God family), giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

Colossians 3:19 Husbands, love your wives and be not bitter (word 'bitter') against them.

Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things. For this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

Colossians 3:21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

Colossians 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.

Colossians 3:24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance; for ye serve the Lord Christ.

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