He sheweth where we should seek Christ.
Colossians 3:1 If ye be then rysen agayne with Chryst, seke those thynges which are aboue, where Chryst sytteth on the ryght hande of God. Colossians 3:2 Set youre affeccyon on heauenly thynges, and not on erthye thynges. Colossians 3:3 For ye are deed, and youre lyfe is hyd with Chryst in God. Colossians 3:4 Whensoeuer Chryst (which is oure lyfe) shall shewe hym selfe, then shall ye also appeare with hym in glory.
He exhorteth to mortification,
Colossians 3:5 Mortifye therfore youre erthy membres: fornicacyon, vnclennes, vnnaturall lust, euyll concupiscence, and coueteousnes, which is worshyppynge of ydoles: Colossians 3:6 for which thynges sake the wrath of God vseth to come on the disobedyent chyldren Colossians 3:7 amonge whom ye walked somtyme, when ye lyued in them. Colossians 3:8 But nowe put ye also awaye from you all soch thinges: wrath, fearnes, maliciousnes, cursed speakynge, fylthy communicacyon out of your mouth. Colossians 3:9 Lye not one to another, seing that ye haue put of the olde man with hys workes,
to put off the old man, and to put on Christ,
Colossians 3:10 and haue put on the newe man which is renued into the knowledge & ymage of him that made hym, Colossians 3:11 where is nether Gentyle nor Iewe, circumcisyon nor vncircumcisyon, Barbarous or Sythian, bonde or fre: but Christ is all in all thinges.
exhorting to charity, humility, and other several duties.
Colossians 3:12 Therfore as electe of God, holy & beloued, put on tender mercye, kyndnes, humblenes of mynde, mekenes, longe suffrynge, Colossians 3:13 for bearynge one another, & forgeuynge one another, yf any man haue a quarell agaynst another: as Christ forgaue you, euen so do ye. Colossians 3:14 Aboue all these thinges put on loue which is the bonde of perfectnes. Colossians 3:15 And the peace of God rule in youre hertes: to the which peace ye are called in one body. And se that ye be thankfull. Colossians 3:16 Let the worde of Chryst dwell in you plenteously with all wysdome. Teache and exhorte youre awne selues, in Psalmes, and hymnes, and spirituall songes syngynge with grace in youre hertes to þe Lorde Colossians 3:17 And whatsouer ye do (in worde or dede) do all in the name of the Lord Iesu, geuynge thankes to God the father by hym. Colossians 3:18 Ye wyues, submyt youre selues vnto youre awne husbandes, as it is comly in the Lorde: Colossians 3:19 Ye husbandes, loue youre wyues and be not bytter vnto them. Colossians 3:20 Ye chyldren, obey youre fathers and mothers in all thinges, for that is well pleasynge vnto the Lorde. Colossians 3:21 Ye fathers, prouoke not youre chyldren, lest they be of a desperate mynde. Colossians 3:22 Ye seruauntes be obedient vnto them that are youre bodyly masters in all thinges: not with eye seruice as men pleasers, but in synglenes of herte, fearynge God. Colossians 3:23 And whatsoeuer ye do, do it hertely, as, though ye dyd it to the Lord, and not vnto men: Colossians 3:24 knowynge, þt of the Lord ye shall receaue the rewarde of inheritaunce, for ye serue the Lorde Christ. Colossians 3:25 But he þt doth synne, shall receaue for hys synne. Nether is ther any respect of persones.