Colossians 3:5

“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Colossians 3:5

Mortifie therefore your members which are vpon the earth: fornication, vncleannesse, inordinate affection, euill concupiscence, and couetousnesse, which is idolatrie:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Put to death therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then put to death your bodies which are of the earth; wrong use of the flesh, unclean things, passion, evil desires and envy, which is the worship of strange gods;
- Basic English Bible

Put to death therefore your members which [are] upon the earth, fornication, uncleanness, vile passions, evil lust, and unbridled desire, which is idolatry.
- Darby Bible

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; lewdness, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
- Webster's Bible

Therefore put to death your earthward inclinations--fornication, impurity, sensual passion, unholy desire, and all greed, for that is a form of idolatry.
- Weymouth Bible

Put to death therefore your members which are on the earth: sexual immorality, uncleanness, depraved passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry;
- World English Bible

Therfor sle ye youre membris, whiche ben on the erthe, fornycacioun, vnclennesse, letcherie, yuel coueitise, and aueryse, which is seruyse of mawmetis;
- Wycliffe Bible

Put to death, then, your members that [are] upon the earth -- whoredom, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and the covetousness, which is idolatry --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Colossians 3:5

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 3:5

3:5 Mortify therefore - Put to death, slay with a continued stroke. Your members - Which together make up the body of sin. Which are upon the earth - Where they find their nourishment. Uncleanness - In act, word, or thought. Inordinate affection - Every passion which does not flow from and lead to the love of God. Evil desire - The desire of the flesh, the desire of the eye, and the pride of life. Covetousness - According to the derivation of the word, means the desire of having more, or of any thing independent on God. Which is idolatry - Properly and directly; for it is giving the heart to a creature.

People's Bible Notes for Colossians 3:5

Col 3:5 Mortify therefore your members. The Greek word "nekroo", rendered "moritfy", is stronger. It means "put to death". Since you died to the world and the flesh, slay also the earthly lusts and passions which belong to the flesh. They belong to the old nature, not to the new creature. Uncleanness. Every kind of impure act. Inordinate affection. Lustful passion. Covetousness. See PNT "Eph 5:5".

Discussion for Colossians 3:5

  • Rachael Bosarge on Colossians 3:5
    Why is it so important to get married? Who has to marry a couple for it to be right with God?
  • Marriage versus Alternate Lifestyles - in Reply on Colossians 3:5
    Genesis 2

    21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

    22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

    23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

    24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

    25 And they were both naked, the man and his WIFE, and were not ashamed.

    God planned marriage from the start. He officiated at that marriage. Eve was called His Wife.

    Me: to know what is right and to do it are two different things. You can do it according as God meant it's to be or you can spin it some other way.

    1 Timothy 4:3 actually says that in the last days before Jesus returns: SOCIETY would forbid people to eat meat, or get married!

    Read it.

    1 Corinthians 7 covers subjects pertaining to marriage.

    Click on the links to prove me knowledgeable or nutcase.

    You'll always be happier following Jesus and using the Bible as a light for your path. Don't listen to society.
  • Itunu abiodun on Colossians 3:5
    D verse really touched me,i love it
  • Steven on Colossians 3:5
    I love this verse, it has a way of well, delivering me from any carnality.


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