(1) If, therefore, you have been raised in Messiah, be seeking the things that are from above, where Messiah is seated, at the right hand of God. (2) Think about the things above and not upon the things of earth, (3) for you have died and your life has been hidden with Messiah in God. (4) When the Messiah—your life—is made manifest, then you also will appear with Him in glory. (5) Therefore, put to death your earthly nature: fornication, impurity, depraved passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. (6) On account of such things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. (7) You also walked in them, once upon a time, when you were living among them. (8) But now, put away from your mouth these things as well: anger, wrath, wickedness, blasphemy and filthy speech. (9) Do not lie to one another, since you’ve renounced the “old self” with its deeds, (10) having also put on the new self, being renewed in knowledge according to the image of the one who created it. (11) Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Messiah is everything and in every [believer]. (12) Therefore, clothe yourselves (as chosen by God, [as] saints, having been loved] with deep compassion, goodness, humility, gentleness, patience, (13) bearing with and forgiving one another (if someone has a complaint toward someone else). Forgive in the same manner that the Lord forgave you. (14) Above all these is love, which is a bond of perfection. (15) And let the peace of Messiah rule in your hearts, into which you also were called in one body; and be grateful. (16) Let the word of Messiah dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing yourselves in psalms, hymns, grace-filled spiritual songs, singing to God in your hearts. (17) And in all you might do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. (18) Wives, place yourselves under your husbands, as is suitable in the Lord. (19) Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered toward them. (20) Children, listen to your parents in everything, for this is well-pleasing in the Lord. (21) Fathers, do not provoke your children in order that they may not be disheartened. (22) Slaves, listen to everything your earthly masters instruct; do not serve to be seen in public as a people-pleaser, but in simplicity of heart, fearing the Lord. (23) Whatever you might do, work at it from the depths of your being, as unto the Lord and not to men, (24) knowing that you shall receive a reward of inheritance from the Lord. Serve the Lord Messiah. (25) For the one who acts unjustly will reap from what was done unjustly, and there is no impartiality.