3:11 Here there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave 1 or free, but Christ is all and in all.
3:12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, 2 kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, 3:13 bearing with one another and forgiving 3 one another, if someone happens to have 4 a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others. 5 3:14 And to all these 6 virtues 7 add 8 love, which is the perfect bond. 9 3:15 Let the peace of Christ be in control in your heart (for you were in fact called as one body 10 to this peace), and be thankful.
[3:12] 2 tn If the genitive construct σπλάγχνα οἰκτιρμοῦ (splancna oiktirmou) is a hendiadys then it would be “compassion” or “tenderheartedness.” See M. J. Harris, Colossians and Philemon (EGGNT), 161.
[3:13] 3 tn For the translation of χαριζόμενοι (carizomenoi) as “forgiving,” see BDAG 1078 s.v. χαρίζομαι 3. The two participles “bearing” (ἀνεχόμενοι, anecomenoi) and “forgiving” (χαριζόμενοι) express the means by which the action of the finite verb “clothe yourselves” is to be carried out.