Bible: Colossians 3:8-14

3:8 But now, put off all such things 1  as anger, rage, malice, slander, abusive language from your mouth. 3:9 Do not lie to one another since you have put off the old man with its practices 3:10 and have been clothed with the new man 2  that is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of the one who created it. 3:11 Here there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave 3  or free, but Christ is all and in all.

Exhortation to Unity and Love

3:12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, 4  kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, 3:13 bearing with one another and forgiving 5  one another, if someone happens to have 6  a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others. 7  3:14 And to all these 8  virtues 9  add 10  love, which is the perfect bond. 11 

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