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

  • BSP
    Verse 11 shows that a part of the new personality we must strive to put on is impartiality. Jehovah God is impartial towards all. He does not show partiality based on race, nationality, social status, or any other external factors and we should imitate him.
  • BSP
    Verse 9: We should put off the old personality just as we would take off a dirty and foul smelling garment. We must work hard to put on the new personality that is approved by God.
  • LB
    Colossians 3:23 tells us plainly who we are to please. It does not matter whether or not our job is considered to be important or not. If we do the job for God and not for any worldly praise, then that is all that matters.
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 3:5 MORTIFY THEREFORE YOUR MEMBERS WHICH ARE UPON THE EARTH FORNICATION UNCLEANNESS INORDINATE AFFECTION EVIL CONCUPISCENCE AND COVETOUSNESS WHICH IS IDOLATRY --3:6-- FOR WHICH THINGS SAKE THE WRATH OF GOD COMETH ON THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE
  • BSP
    Verse 13: We must continue to put up with one another in the same way that God continues to put up with us. Jehovah God has freely forgiven us and we should imitate his example of forgiveness.
  • Bruce
    Edna: It is a Feeling. Those who're Saved have Great Joy in Their Heart:if They are Studying,telling Others The Way of Salvation,having Fellowship. That's why Paul and Others were Singing in Prison. Acts 16:25. The Lord keeps The Joy in Our Heart: Jude 24. Deep Down In Our Heart. One who is NOT Saved will NOT have that Joy. Pastors say if you feel lost,no joy don't worry,that's Satan./That's False

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