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Book 58 Colossians
THE EPISTLE OF ST. PAUL TO THE COLOSSIANS
Colossa was a city of Phrygia, near Laodicea. It does not appear that
Colossians Chapter 1
He gives thanks for the grace bestowed upon the Colossians and prays for
1:1. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, and Timothy,
1:2. To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ Jesus who are at
1:3. Grace be to you and peace, from God our Father and from the Lord
1:4. Hearing your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have
1:5. For the hope that is laid up for you in heaven, which you have
1:6. Which is come unto you, as also it is in the whole world and
1:7. As you learned of Epaphras, our most beloved fellow servant, who is
1:8. Who also hath manifested your love in the spirit.
1:9. Therefore we also, from the day that we heard it, cease not to pray
1:10. That you may walk worthy of God, in all things pleasing; being
1:11. Strengthened with all might according to the power of his glory,
1:12. Giving thanks to God the Father, who hath made us worthy to be
1:13. Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness and hath
1:14. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the remission of
1:15. Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every
The firstborn... That is, first begotten; as the Evangelist declares,
1:16. For in him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible
1:17. And he is before all: and by him all things consist.
1:18. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning,
1:19. Because in him, it hath well pleased the Father that all fulness
1:20. And through him to reconcile all things unto himself, making peace
1:21. And you, whereas you were some time alienated and enemies in mind
1:22. Yet now he hath reconciled in the body of his flesh through death,
1:23. If so ye continue in the faith, grounded and settled, and
1:24. Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you and fill up those things
Wanting... There is no want in the sufferings of Christ in himself as
1:25. Whereof I am made a minister according to the dispensation of God,
1:26. The mystery which hath been hidden from ages and generations, but
1:27. To whom God would make known the riches of the glory of this
1:28. Whom we preach, admonishing every man and teaching every man in
1:29. Wherein also I labour, striving according to his working which he
Colossians Chapter 2
He warns them against the impostures of the philosophers and the Jewish
2:1. For I would have you know what manner of care I have for you and
2:2. That their hearts may be comforted, being instructed in charity and
2:3. In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
2:4. Now this I say, that no man may deceive you by loftiness of words.
2:5. For though I be absent in body, yet in spirit I am with you,
2:6. As therefore you have received Jesus Christ the Lord, walk ye in
2:7. Rooted and built up in him and confirmed in the faith, as also you
2:8. Beware lest any man cheat you by philosophy and vain deceit:
2:9. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead corporeally.
2:10. And you are filled in him, who is the head of all principality and
2:11. In whom also you are circumcised with circumcision not made by
2:12. Buried with him in baptism: in whom also you are risen again by
2:13. And you, when you were dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of
2:14. Blotting out the handwriting of the decree that was against us,
2:15. And despoiling the principalities and powers, he hath exposed them
2:16. Let no man therefore judge you in meat or in drink or in respect
In meat, etc... He means with regard to the Jewish observations of the
2:17. Which are a shadow of things to come: but the body is of Christ.
2:18. Let no man seduce you, willing in humility and religion of angels,
Willing, etc... That is, by a self willed, self invented, superstitious
2:19. And not holding the head, from which the whole body, by joints and
2:20. If then you be dead with Christ from the elements of this world,
2:21. Touch not: taste not: handle not.
Touch not, etc... The meaning is, that Christians should not subject
2:22. Which all are unto destruction by the very use, according to the
2:23. Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in superstition and
Colossians Chapter 3
He exhorts them to put off the old man, and to put on the new. The
3:1. Therefore if you be risen with Christ, seek the things that are
3:2. Mind the things that are above, not the things that are upon the
3:3. For you are dead: and your life is hid with Christ in God.
3:4. When Christ shall appear, who is your life, then you also shall
3:5. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth:
3:6. For which things the wrath of God cometh upon the children of
3:7. In which you also walked some time, when you lived in them.
3:8. But now put you also all away: anger, indignation, malice,
3:9. Lie not one to another: stripping yourselves of the old man with
3:10. And putting on the new, him who is renewed unto knowledge,
3:11. Where there is neither Gentile nor Jew, circumcision nor
3:12. Put ye on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, the
3:13. Bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if any have a
3:14. But above all these things have charity, which is the bond of
3:15. And let the peace of Christ rejoice in your hearts, wherein also
3:16. Let the word of Christ dwell in you abundantly: in all wisdom,
3:17. All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of
3:18. Wives, be subject to your husbands, as it behoveth in the Lord.
3:19. Husbands, love your wives and be not bitter towards them.
3:20. Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well
3:21. Fathers, provoke not your children to indignation, lest they be
3:22. Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh:
3:23. Whatsoever you do, do it from the heart, as to the Lord, and not
3:24. Knowing that you shall receive of the Lord the reward of
3:25. For he that doth wrong shall receive for that which he hath done
Colossians Chapter 4
He recommends constant prayer and wisdom. Various salutations.
4:1. Masters, do to your servants that which is just and equal: knowing
4:2. Be instant in prayer: watching in it with thanksgiving.
4:3. Praying withal for us also, that God may open unto us a door of
4:4. That I may make it manifest as I ought to speak.
4:5. Walk with wisdom towards them that are without, redeeming the time.
4:6. Let your speech be always in grace seasoned with salt: that you may
4:7. All the things that concern me, Tychicus, our dearest brother and
4:8. What I have sent to you for this same purpose, that he may know the
4:9. With Onesimus, a most beloved and faithful brother, who is one of
4:10. Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, saluteth you: and Mark, the
4:11. And Jesus that is called Justus: who are of the circumcision.
4:12. Epaphras saluteth you, who is one of you, a servant of Christ
4:13. For I bear him testimony that he hath much labour for you and for
4:14. Luke, the most dear physician, saluteth you: and Demas.
4:15. Salute the brethren who are at Laodicea: and Nymphas and the
4:16. And when this epistle shall have been read with you, cause that it
And that you read that which is of the Laodiceans... What this epistle
4:17. And say to Archippus: Take heed to the ministry which thou hast
4:18. The salutation of Paul with my own hand. Be mindful of my bands.
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