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

  • Phinehas korir
    Comment*for every work you do God knows that it has a purpose
  • HEBRICH KGOMOTSO
    I love this chapter, i just love the fact that it made me to be a hard-worker because it says whatever i do i must do it as for the Lord and it continue to say there is no reward on earth but my reward comes from above. Ho blessing is it to be rewarded by the Almighty God. Amen
  • Ihioma dapper
    colossians 3:1 means that the moment you have repented.strife to those things that please God according to his word.
  • Librarygal143
    Dear Lord, please help my family to be a stronger, faith-filled one;to love and respect one another, and to seek you first, always. Thank you, in Jesus' mighty name. Amen.
  • Librarygal143
    I want to seek where you are, O Lord Jesus. Amen.
  • 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.