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Bible Commentaries

Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Colossians 3

Verse 1

Verse 1

Risen with Christ; Colossians 2:12.

Verse 3

Verse 3

Dead; that is, your former life of worldliness and sin was ended by your union with Christ.

Verse 5

Verse 5

Mortify--your members; keep evil propensities under strict subjection.

Verse 7

Verse 7

Sometime; formerly.

Verse 9

Verse 9

The old man; the former man.

Verse 16

Verse 16

The word of Christ; the doctrine of Christ.

Verse 21

Verse 21

Provoke not your children, &c.; that is, in all things deal with them gently and tenderly.

Verse 22

Verse 22

Eye-service; pretended fidelity.--Singleness; honesty and faithfulness.

Verse 23

Verse 23

As to the Lord; that is, feeling a direct responsibility to him.

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Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on Colossians 3". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ain/colossians-3.html. 1878.