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

  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 3:23 and whatsoever you do do it heartily as to THE LORD and not unto men --3:24-- knowing that of THE LORD you shall receive the reward of the inheritance for you serve THE LORD JESUS CHRIST --3:25-- BUT HE THAT DOETH WRONG SHALL RECEIVE FOR THE WRONG WHICH HE HATH DONE AND THERE IS NO RESPECT OF PERSONS
  • Troy Allen Sears
    Yes That is our Ultimate Goal to keep our every being set on Jesus Christ so that we can be assured our home in Heaven with Our Loving Creator. Although this is not easy as we are sinners and need Gods help!
  • BSP
    Verse 2: There are so many distractions in the world today, but we want to follow this counsel to fix our minds on spiritual things.
  • Lilian
    it's very important for the children to obey their parents as this is pleasing unto the Lord. This is very strong commandments to honour thy Father and thy mother
  • Steve morrow
    DEUTERONOMY 29:29 the secret things belong unto THE LORD our GOD but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever that we may do all the words of this law PROVERBS 23:13 withhold not correction from the child for if thou beatest him with the rod he shall not die --23:14-- thou shall beat him with the rod --- AND SHALT DELIVER HIS SOUL FROM HELL --- EPHESIANS 4:14 that we henceforth be no more children tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the slight of men and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive PROVERBS 29:15 the rod and reproof --- give wisdom --- but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame PROVERBS 10:13 in the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding
  • BSP
    Verse 16: one way that we can encourage others is by singing spiritually upbuilding songs.

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