“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
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.