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

  • Albert polk
    nothing is more important than those things above Christ is above all
  • 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.
  • Sharon
    Colossians 3vs1 teaches us to live a christlike way which Jesus demonstrated as in Galations 5vs22 as Jesus died and rose from the dead for our redemption, so we became new creatures, behold old things became new. Therefore we need to lay our treasures in heaven where moth and rust will not destroy ,for where your treasure is your heart will be also, Matthew 6vs19-21 says.
  • Lilian
    Children are the blessings from God. My child is the fruit of my womb. Thank you Jesus for giving me this miracle blessing. I truly believe your prophecy on me Praised God and thank you Jesus for the blood. Meditating God's words and obedience to his words are more important than sacrifice. As parents its our responsibility to teach our child the word of God so that they will be bless in the land