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 3:12

  • Christine for verse 12
    As freely we receive as freely we should give. To love one another As Christ as loved us aman
  • MockingBird for verse 12
    God gave me us the ability to do this . We have Holy Spirit within to help. Our Lord does not tell us to do something that He Himself has done also. first. He trusted and loved us when we were untrustworthy and unloveable.
  • Very hard to do. I understand the compassion part but I am human and as a human, I do have some trust issues.
  • Berthia B Frazier for verse 12
    Because chosen by the Holy God that we must be also with compassion for His people REGARDLESS.