Colossians 3:3

“For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For yee are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For ye died, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For your life on earth is done, and you have a secret life with Christ in God.
- Basic English Bible

for ye have died, and your life is hid with the Christ in God.
- Darby Bible

For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
- Webster's Bible

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
- Weymouth Bible

For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
- World English Bible

For ye ben deed, and youre lijf is hid with Crist in God.
- Wycliffe Bible

for ye did die, and your life hath been hid with the Christ in God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 3:3


3:3 For ye are dead - To the things on earth. And your real, spiritual life is hid from the world, and laid up in God, with Christ - Who hath merited, promised, prepared it for us, and gives us the earnest and foretaste of it in our hearts.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 3:3


Col 3:3 For ye are dead. "For ye died" (Revised Version). This is a reason for not loving earthly things. We died to the world, crucified with Christ, and were buried. See notes on 2:12 Ro 6:2 Ga 2:20. This death was a definite act, like the burial and the rising, not a state. The Revised Version is a great improvement on such passages. And your life is hid with Christ in God. They died, but they are not dead. Yet the world does not see their true life, the eternal principle within. Their life is in Christ, and can never be fully manifested until he shall be manifest.

Discussion for Colossians 3

  • Verse 15
    Surrounded by an unthankful world, we too can become ungrateful. We want to always remember meditate on our blessings from Jehovah God.
  • Kathy
    This verse, or part of it "when Christ who is your light appears," just came to me today. I had forgotten where this verse was, or the context. Sure glad I looked it up here. It was just what I needed and In going to pass it on in love. Shalom of God,,Kathy
  • Caroline
    It guides us into the way we must like our daily lives,always keeping in mind that we are different in that we are cleansed thus we ought to showcase this not only on certain days but at all times.
  • Rae
    He is the WAY, the LIGHT, the TRUTH. FOLLOW HIM AND WE ALL SHALL FIND LOVE, PEACE ETERNAL CERTAINTY. I woke up dreaming about this verse. Searched it online and it led me here. This thread couldnt have been any more perfect to stumble upon. Keep your humilty. Keep your joy. It is true, we will experience long suffering in this cruel, cruel world as a child of God... however, with His grace, we shall always be healed. Love you all. Rae
  • Drew
    We are loved by the Holy God who died for us. It is commanded of us to love our God with all our heart soul and mind and also to love all others with this love. We are to walk in the fruits of the spirit not in the flesh this is key to love.
  • Latrina Long
    Glory to Our Father who is worthy to Be Praise

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