He sheweth where we should seek Christ.
Colossians 3:1 If, therefore, ye have been raised together with the Christ, the things on high, be seeking, where, the Christ, ison the right hand of God, sitting; Colossians 3:2 The things on high, hold in esteem, not the things upon the earth: Colossians 3:3 For ye have died, and, your life, is hid, together with the Christ, in God, Colossians 3:4 As soon as, the Christ, shall be made manifestour life, then, ye also, together with him, shall be made manifest in glory;
He exhorteth to mortification,
Colossians 3:5 Make dead, therefore, your members that are on the earthas regardeth fornication, impurity, passion, base coveting, and greed, the which, is idolatry, Colossians 3:6 On account of which things cometh the anger of God, Colossians 3:7 Wherein, ye also, walked, at one time, when ye were living in these things; Colossians 3:8 But, now, do, ye also, put them all away,anger, wrath, baseness, defamation, shameful talk out of your mouth: Colossians 3:9 Be not guilty of falsehood one to another: having stript off the old man, together with his practices,
to put off the old man, and to put on Christ,
Colossians 3:10 And having put on the newwho is being moulded afresh unto personal knowledge, after the image of him that hath created him, Colossians 3:11 Wherein there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, foreigner, Scythian, bond, free,but, all things and in all, Christ:
exhorting to charity, humility, and other several duties.
Colossians 3:12 Put on, therefore, as men chosen of God, holy and beloved, tender affections of compassion, graciousness, lowliness of mind, meekness, long-suffering, Colossians 3:13 Bearing one with another, and in favour forgiving one anotherif any, against any, have a complaint,according as, the Lord, in favour forgave you, so also ye; Colossians 3:14 And, over all these things, love, which is a uniting-bond of completeness; Colossians 3:15 And let, the peace of Christ, act as umpire in your hearts, unto which ye have been called in [one] body, and be thankful: Colossians 3:16 Let, the word of the Christ, dwell within you richly,in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another, with psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with gratitude, raising song with your hearts unto God: Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye may be doing, in word, or in work, all things, [do] in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks unto the Divine Father through him: Colossians 3:18 Ye wives! be submitting yourselves unto your husbands, as is becoming in the Lord; Colossians 3:19 Ye husbands! be loving your wives, and be not embittered against them; Colossians 3:20 Ye children! be obedient unto your parents in all things, for, this, is, well pleasing, in the Lord; Colossians 3:21 Ye fathers! be not irritating your children, lest they be disheartened; Colossians 3:22 Ye servants! be obedient, in all things, unto them who, according to the flesh, are your masters,not with eye-service, as man-pleasers, but with singleness of heart, revering the Lord, Colossians 3:23 Whatsoever ye may be doing, from the soul, be working at it, as unto the Lord, and not unto men, Colossians 3:24 Knowing that, from the Lord, ye shall duly receive the recompense of the inheritance,unto the Lord Christ, are ye in service; Colossians 3:25 For, he that acteth unrighteously, shall get back what he had unrighteously done, and there is no respect of persons;