Knijga O Kristu

Kološanima 3:1-25

Novi život u Kristu

1Uskrsnuli ste s Kristom. Zato težite za nebeskim, gdje Krist sjedi na počasnome mjestu, Bogu zdesna. 2Razmišljajte o onome što u nebu; ne provodite vrijeme baveći se zemaljskim stvarima. 3Jer umrli ste s Kristom i vaš je pravi život skriven s Kristom u Bogu. 4A kada se Krist, koji je naš pravi život, objavi cijelome svijetu, tada će i vi imati udjela u njegovoj slavi.

5Usmrtite dakle ono zemaljsko u svojemu tijelu: blud, nečistoću, strasti, zlu požudu i pohlepu. Ne budite pohlepni za stvarima ovoga svijeta jer je to idolopoklonstvo 6zbog kojega će na ljude pasti Božji gnjev. 7I vi ste nekoć tako živjeli. 8Ali sada od sebe odbacite gnjev, srdžbu, opakost, hulu i prostotu! 9Ne lažite jedni drugima jer ste sa sebe svukli staru zlu narav i njezina zla djela. 10Obukli ste na sebe posve novoga čovjeka, koji se obnavlja spoznajući svojega Stvoritelja. 11Nema više ovdje ni Grka ni Židova, ni obrezana ni neobrezana, ni barbara ni skita, ni roba ni slobodna čovjeka; tu je samo Krist—koji je sve i u svima.

12Vi ste sveti i ljubljeni Božji izabranici. Obucite se stoga u milosrdno srce, dobrostivost, poniznost i strpljivost. 13Podnosite nedostatke drugih i praštajte onima kojima imate što zamjeriti. Kao što je Gospodin vama oprostio, tako i vi opraštajte drugima. 14A najvažnije je: obucite se u ljubav! Ona nas veže u savršeni sklad.

15Neka vašim srcima upravlja Kristov mir. Udovi ste istoga tijela i zato ste pozvani živjeti u miru. Budite zahvalni! 16Neka Kristova riječ u svem svojem bogatstvu prebiva u vama. Poučavajte se i opominjite međusobno sa svom mudrošću. U srcu pjevajte Bogu psalme, hvalospjeve i duhovne pjesme sa zahvalnošću. 17I ma što činili, riječju ili djelom, činite u ime Gospodina Isusa, zahvaljujući po njemu Bogu Ocu.

Upute kršćanskim obiteljima

18Žene, pokoravajte se svojim muževima kao što dolikuje u Gospodinu.

19Muževi, volite svoje žene i ne budite osorni prema njima.

20Djeco, slušajte u svemu roditelje jer je to ugodno Gospodinu.

21Očevi, ne ogorčujte svoju djecu da ne postanu malodušna.

22Robovi, budite poslušni svojim zemaljskim gospodarima u svemu. Ne trudite se da im ugodite samo dok vas vide, već uvijek tako činite, iskrena srca, u strahu Gospodnjem. 23Što god činili, činite od srca, kao Gospodinu, a ne ljudima. 24Znajte da ćete od Gospodina kao nagradu dobiti baštinu. Služite Gospodinu Kristu. 25Tko čini nepravdu, dobit će i plaću nepravednika. U Bogu nema pristranosti!

King James Version

Colossians 3:1-25

1If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

5Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. 8But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 9Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. 12Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. 15And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. 16Let 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. 17And 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.

18Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. 19Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. 20Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. 21Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. 22Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: 23And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 25But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.