12 As God’s
chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion,
kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
13 Bear with one
another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive
each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must
14 Above all,
clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in
15 And let the
peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called
in the one body. And be thankful.
16 Let the word
of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in
all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns,
and spiritual songs to God.
17 And whatever
you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.