7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

Other Translations of Colossians 3:7

New International Version

7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.

English Standard Version

7 In these you too once walked, when you were living in them.

The Message

7 It wasn't long ago that you were doing all that stuff and not knowing any better.

New King James Version

7 in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.

New Living Translation

7 You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Colossians 3:7

Commentary on Colossians 3:5-11

(Read Colossians 3:5-11)

It is our duty to mortify our members which incline to the things of the world. Mortify them, kill them, suppress them, as weeds or vermin which spread and destroy all about them. Continual opposition must be made to all corrupt workings, and no provision made for carnal indulgences. Occasions of sin must be avoided: the lusts of the flesh, and the love of the world; and covetousness, which is idolatry; love of present good, and of outward enjoyments. It is necessary to mortify sins, because if we do not kill them, they will kill us. The gospel changes the higher as well as the lower powers of the soul, and supports the rule of right reason and conscience, over appetite and passion. There is now no difference from country, or conditions and circumstances of life. It is the duty of every one to be holy, because Christ is a Christian's All, his only Lord and Saviour, and all his hope and happiness.