He sheweth where we should seek Christ.
Colossians 3:1 If ye then be rysen agayne with Christ, seke those things which are aboue, where Christe sitteth on the ryght hande of God. Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on thynges aboue, not on thinges on the earth. Colossians 3:3 For ye are dead, and your lyfe is hyd with Christe in God. Colossians 3:4 When soeuer Christe which is our life, shall appeare, then shall ye also appeare with hym in glorie.
He exhorteth to mortification,
Colossians 3:5 Mortifie therefore your members which are vpon the earth: fornication, vncleannesse, inordinate affection, euyll concupiscence, and couetousnesse, which is worshippyng of images: Colossians 3:6 For which thynges sake, the wrath of God commeth on the children of disobedience, Colossians 3:7 In the which ye walked sometyme, when ye lyued in them. Colossians 3:8 But nowe put ye of also all, wrath, fiercenesse, maliciousnesse, blasphemie, filthie comunication out of your mouth. Colossians 3:9 Lye not one to another, seyng that ye haue put of ye olde man with his workes:
to put off the old man, and to put on Christ,
Colossians 3:10 Hauyng put on the newe man, which is renued into the knowledge after the image of hym that made hym, Colossians 3:11 Where is neither Greke nor Iewe, circumcision nor vncircumcision, Barbarian, Sythian, bonde, free: but Christe is all, and in all.
exhorting to charity, humility, and other several duties.
Colossians 3:12 Put on therfore (as the elect of God, holy and beloued) bowels of mercie, kyndenesse, humblenesse of mynde, mekenesse, long sufferyng, Colossians 3:13 Forbearyng one another, and forgeuyng one another, yf any man haue a quarel agaynst any: euen as Christe forgaue you, so also [do] ye. Colossians 3:14 And aboue all thynges [put on] loue, which is the bonde of perfectnesse. Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God haue the victorie in your heartes, to the which also we are called in one body: And see that ye be thankefull. Colossians 3:16 Let the worde of God dwell in you richly in all wisdome, teachyng and admonisshyng your owne selues, in psalmes, and hymmes, and spirituall songes, singyng with grace in your heartes to the Lorde. Colossians 3:17 And whatsoeuer ye do in worde or deede, [do] all in the name of the Lorde Iesus, geuyng thankes to God and the father by hym. Colossians 3:18 Wiues, submit your selues vnto your owne husbandes, as it is comely in the Lorde. Colossians 3:19 Husbandes, loue your wyues, and be not bitter agaynst them: Colossians 3:20 Chyldren, obey your fathers and mothers in all thynges, for that is well pleasyng vnto the Lorde. Colossians 3:21 Fathers, prouoke not your chyldren [to anger], lest they be discouraged. Colossians 3:22 Seruauntes, obey in all thynges to your bodyly maisters: not with eye seruice, as men pleasers, but in singlenesse of heart, fearyng God. Colossians 3:23 And whatsoeuer ye do, do it heartilie, as to the Lorde, and not vnto men: Colossians 3:24 Knowyng, that of the Lorde ye shall receaue the rewarde of inheritaunce, for ye serue the Lorde Christe: Colossians 3:25 But he that doth wrong, shall receaue for the wrong he hath done: And there is no respect of persons.