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 3:3

  • Bro,mwaura for verse 3
    Life hidden in Christ in God means,no longer ruled by your sinful nature but, by the word Christ who lives in God.
  • Bashyam Paul Abraham for verse 3
    Our life will be safe if only we hide in Him
  • Robert hermez for verse 3
    We by faith r hidden in Christ in his victory so that we inherit his righteousness. His perfect life before god is put to our account so we r seen in him. God does this because of who he is. His undeserved love to man called grace poured out upon us because of the finished work of Jesus. We now know and enjoy the grace and love of our god and admire and worship this amazing love
  • Wade king for verse 3
    I believe Colossians 3:3 speaks of the those who have truly accepted Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior, which at that moment have experienced the miracle of being "Born Again". This experience is accompanied by true godly sorrow for their sins and true repentance. (a change of mind that leads to a change in direction) Not aware that they truly died to their old lifestyle of practicing habitual sin. Positioned or hidden In Christ,means they are dead to their former life of debauchery. In my humble opinion this revelation of this scripture takes years to fully comprehend.
  • Kenneth, Ogbogiya for verse 3
    Col. 3:3 is talking about transformation and lifestyle! When you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour, you are dead to sin. Then the part that says your life is hid with Christ in God, means protection and sustenance. No evil is permitted to prevail against you and your needs will be continually met, according to Phil 4:19.

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