Colossians 3:12

“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Put on therefore (as the elect of God, holy and beloued) bowels of mercies, kindnesse, humblenesse of minde, meekenesse, long suffering,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Put on therefore, as God's elect, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, longsuffering;
- American Standard Version (1901)

As saints of God, then, holy and dearly loved, let your behaviour be marked by pity and mercy, kind feeling, a low opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, and a power of undergoing all things;
- Basic English Bible

Put on therefore, as [the] elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, longsuffering;
- Darby Bible

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering;
- Webster's Bible

Clothe yourselves therefore, as God's own people holy and dearly loved, with tender-heartedness, kindness, lowliness of mind, meekness, long-suffering;
- Weymouth Bible

Put on therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance;
- World English Bible

Therfor ye, as the chosun of God, hooli and louyd, clothe you with the entrailis of merci, benygnite, and mekenesse, temperaunce, pacience;
- Wycliffe Bible

Put on, therefore, as choice ones of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humble-mindedness, meekness, long-suffering,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 3:12


3:12 All who are thus renewed are elected of God, holy, and therefore the more beloved of him. Holiness is the consequence of their election, and God's superior love, of their holiness.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 3:12


Col 3:12 Put on, therefore, as the elect of God. As a chosen, holy and beloved nation, put on these graces. Bowels of mercies. "A heart of compassion" (Revised Version). Kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering. These are all traits of Christ, and must be found in us if he is our life.

Discussion for Colossians 3

  • BSP
    This verse is encouraging children to obey their parents. God has placed parents with a certain amount of authority and he expects children to obey those rule as long as they do not conflict with God's rules.
  • Eric
    The Gospel of God cometh only from God, our Father which art in heaven. Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: Father, the hour is come glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. The mercy of man is toward his neighbour but the mercy of the Lord is upon all flesh: he reproveth, and nurtureth, and teacheth and bringeth again, as a shepherd his flock. Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
  • Wendy Huguley
    Your parents are in charge until you are grown. Once you're grown parents offers Godly advice. They word of God says that the old knows the way. Sometimes parents seem to be controlling but most only want the best for their children. As parents we must pray and let go while our children learn life.
  • Yvonne
    Every Christians should realize that the Holy Spirit is a teacher and teaches us how to balance every Word that comes from the Lord our God, Jesus Christ........ He left us this Comforter when He left us on earth!! Obeying your parents, if they're in tune with the Holy Spirit, should be obeyed. Every parent should realize that they should ask for wisdom to create their kids into the mold the LORD JESUS wants them to be, not their own way, choosing cars..house etc... etc... for them is so down to earth and is passing, but the spiritual things are forever and should be well thought of!! THe spiritual things are forever!!! Not the carnal things that wil pass in the end and has no value at all!!!
  • THE WORD. GOD IS NEW EVERYDAY COLOSSIANS 3 LIKE EVERY OTHER CHAPTER OF KING JAME
    I HAVE BEEN PRIVILEDGED TO LISTEN TO MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD READ BOOKS LISTEN TO CASETTS ATTEND DELIVERANCE SERVICES CHURCH PROGRAMMES IT CAN ONLY BE GOD FOR A WOMAN WITHOUT A WOMB TO CONCEIVE AND BORE A CHILD WHOSE REPORT DO YOU BELIEVE DOCTORS? REPORT IS A FACT BUT RESPONSSIBILITY IS LAID ON US TO SEEK THE DESTINY MANUFACTURERE FOR HELP.THE WOMAN WITH ISSUE OF BLOOD NEED NO DOCTOR TO TELL HER THAT
  • Verse 15
    Surrounded by an unthankful world, we too can become ungrateful. We want to always remember meditate on our blessings from Jehovah God.