Join us on Facebook!
Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Colossians 3:8

    Colossians 3:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But now you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    but now do ye also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, railing, shameful speaking out of your mouth:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But now it is right for you to put away all these things; wrath, passion, bad feeling, curses, unclean talk;

    Webster's Revision

    but now do ye also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, railing, shameful speaking out of your mouth:

    World English Bible

    but now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and shameful speaking out of your mouth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But now put ye also away all these; anger, wrath, malice, railing, shameful speaking out of your mouth:

    Definitions for Colossians 3:8

    Malice - Ill-will; badness.

    Clarke's Commentary on Colossians 3:8

    But now ye also put on all these - See on Ephesians 4:22 (note). Being now converted, sin had no more dominion over them.

    Anger, wrath, etc - They had not only lived in the evils mentioned Colossians 3:5, but also in those enumerated here; and they had not only laid aside the former, but they had laid aside the latter also. They retained no bosom, no easily besetting, sin. They were risen with Christ, and they sought the things which were above.

    Blasphemy - The word seems here to mean injurious and calumnious speaking.

    Barnes' Notes on Colossians 3:8

    But now ye also put off all these - All these which follow, as being also inconsistent with the Christian calling.

    Anger, wrath - Notes, Ephesians 4:26.

    Malice - Notes, Ephesians 4:31.

    Blasphemy - Notes, Matthew 9:3. The word here seems to mean all injurious and calumnious speaking - whether against God or man.

    Filthy communication out of your mouth - Lewd, indecent, and immodest discourse; Notes, Ephesians 4:29. The conversation of the pagan everywhere abounds with this. A pure method of conversation among men is the fruit of Christianity.

    Wesley's Notes on Colossians 3:8

    3:8 Wrath - Is lasting anger. Filthy discourse - And was there need to warn even these saints of God against so gross and palpable a sin as this? O what is man, till perfect love casts out both fear and sin.

    Verses Related to Colossians 3:8

    Psalms 37:8 - Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
    Ecclesiastes 7:9 - Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
    Proverbs 15:1 - A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.