Wednesday, December 06, 2006

God's Work Of Art

8 But now you also, (A) put them all aside: (B) anger, wrath, malice, slander, and (C) abusive speech from your mouth.

9 (D) Do not lie to one another, since you (E) laid aside the old self with its evil practices, 10 and have (F) put on the new self who is being (G) renewed to a true knowledge (H) according to the image of the One who (I) created him - 11 a renewal in which (J) there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, (K) circumcised and uncircumcised, [a](L) barbarian, Scythian, (M) slave and freeman, but (N) Christ is all, and in all.

12 So, as those who have been (O) chosen of God, holy and beloved, (P) put on a (Q) heart of compassion, kindness, (R) humility, gentleness and (S) patience; 13 (T) bearing with one another, and (U) forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; (V) just as the LORD forgave you, so also should you.

14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is (W) the perfect bond of (X) unity.

15 Let (Y) the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in (Z) one body; and be thankful.

16 Let (AA) the word of [b] Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom (AB) teaching and admonishing one another (AC) with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, (AD) singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

17 (AE) Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the LORD Jesus, (AF) giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

-Colossians 3:8-17