He sheweth where we should seek Christ.
Colossians 3:1 If ye be then rysen agayn with Christ seke those thinges which are aboue where Christe sitteth on the right hand of God. Colossians 3:2 Set youre affeccion on thinges that are aboue, and not on thinges, which are on the earth. Colossians 3:3 For ye are dead and youre lyfe is hid with Christ in God. Colossians 3:4 When Christ which is our life, shal shew him selfe then shal ye also appere wyth him in glorye.
He exhorteth to mortification,
Colossians 3:5 Mortifie therfore, youre members whiche are on the earth, fornicacion, vnclenes, vnnatural, lust euil concupiscence, and couetousnesse, which is worshippinge of Idolles, Colossians 3:6 for which thynges sakes the wrathe of God commeth on the chyldren of vnbeliefe. Colossians 3:7 In whyche thinges ye walked ones, when ye liued in them. Colossians 3:8 But now put ye also awaye from you all thinges, wrath, fearnes, maliciousnes, cursed speaking fylthy speaking out of your mouthes. Colossians 3:9 Lye not one to another, that the olde man wyth hys workes be put of,
to put off the old man, and to put on Christ,
Colossians 3:10 and þe newe put on, whiche is renued in knowledge after the ymage of hym, that made hym Colossians 3:11 where is neyther Gentile nor Iew, circumcysion nor vncircumcision, Barbarous or Sythian, bond or fre: but Christ is all in al thinges.
exhorting to charity, humility, and other several duties.
Colossians 3:12 Nowe therfore as electe of God, holy and beloued, put on tender mercye, kyndnes, humblenes of mindes, meaknes, longe sufferynge, Colossians 3:13 forbearing one another, and forgeuing one another, yf anye man haue a quarel to another, euen as Christe forgaue you, euen so do ye. Colossians 3:14 Aboue all these thynges put on loue, which is the bond of perfectnes. Colossians 3:15 And the peace of God rule in your hertes, to the which peace ye are called in one bodye. And se that ye be thankfull. Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you plenteouslye in all wysdome. Teache and exhorte youre owne selues, in psalmes, and hymnes, and spirituall songes, whiche haue fauoure with them, singinge in your hertes to the Lorde. Colossians 3:17 And all thinges (whatsoeuer ye do in word or dede) do it in the name of the Lorde Iesu geuinge thankes to God the father by hym. Colossians 3:18 Wyues submitte youre selues vnto youre owne husbandes, as it is comly in the Lorde. Colossians 3:19 Husbandes loue your wyues, and be not bitter vnto them. Colossians 3:20 Chyldren obey your fathers & mothers in all thinges, for that is wel pleasynge vnto the Lorde. Colossians 3:21 Fathers, rate not your children, leaste they be of a desperate mynde. Colossians 3:22 Seruauntes, be obediente vnto your bodelye maisters in al thinges, not wyth eye seruice as men pleasers, but in synglenes of herte fearinge God. Colossians 3:23 And what soeuer ye do, do it hertelye as though ye dyd it to the Lord, and not vnto men Colossians 3:24 for as muche as ye know that of the Lorde ye shall receiue the reward of inheritaunce, for ye serue the Lorde Christ. Colossians 3:25 But he that doeth anye wronge, shall receiue for the wronge that he hath done, for there is no respect of persons wyth God.