Paule an Apostle of Iesu Christe by the wyll of God, and brother Tymotheus.
2 To the sainctes, whiche are at Colossa, and brethren that beleue in Christe.
Grace be wyth you and peace from God oure father, and from the Lorde IESVS
3 We geue thankes to God the father of oure Lorde Iesus Christe, alwaies
prayinge for you,
4 sence we hearde of your fayth, which ye haue in Christ Iesu, and of the loue,
which ye beare to all saynctes,
5 for the hopes sakes, whiche is layde vp in store for you in heauen of whiche
hope ye haue heard before by the true worde of the Gospel
6 which is come vnto you, euen as it is into all the world, and is frutefull, as
it is amonge you, from the fyrste daye in the, whiche ye hearde of it, and had
experience in the grace of God in the trueth,
7 as ye learned of Epaphra oure deare felowe seruaunte, whiche is for you a
faythfull minister of Christe,
8 whiche also declared vnto vs your loue, whiche ye haue in the spirite.
9 For this cause we also, sence the daye we heard of it, haue not ceased prayeng
for you, and desiring that ye myght be fulfilled with the knowledge of his will,
in all wysdome, and spiritual vnderstandinge,
10 that ye mighte walke worthy of the Lorde in all thinges, that please him
beyng frutefull in all good workes, and encreasing in the knowledge of God
11 strengthed wyth all myghte thorowe his glorious power, vnto al pacience &
longe suffering with ioyfulnes,
12 geuing thankes vnto the father, which hath made vs mete to be partakers of
the inheritaunce of sainctes in lyght.
13 Which hath deliuered vs from the power of darcknes and hath translated vs
into the kyngdome of his deare sonne,
14 in whom we haue redempcion thorowe his bloude, that is to saye: the
forgeuenes of synnes,
15 whyche is the ymage of the inuisible God, fyrste begotten of creatures.
16 For by hym were all thynges created, thinges that are in heauen, and thinges
that are in earth: thinges visible and thinges inuisible, whether they be
maiestye or Lordeshyp, eyther rule or power. Al thynges are created by hym and
17 and he is before all thinges, and in hym all thinges haue theyr beynge.
18 And he is the head of the body, that is to wyt of the congregation: he is the
beginning and fyrst begotten of the dead, that in all thinges he might haue the
19 For it pleased the father that in him shoulde all fulnes dwel,
20 and by hym to reconcile all thinge vnto him selfe, and to set at peace by him
thorowe şe bloude of his crosse, both thinges in heauen, and thinges in earth.
21 And you (which were in tymes past straungers and enemyes, because your myndes
were set in euyl workes) hath he now reconciled
22 in the body of his fleshe thorowe death, to make you holye vnblamable and
without faut in his owne syght,
23 yf ye continue grounded and stablyshed in the fayth, and be not moued away
from the hope of the Gospell, where of ye haue hearde, how that it is preached
amonge al creatures which are vnder heauen, wherof I Paule am made a minister.
24 Nowe ioye I in my sufferinges which I suffer for you, and fulfyll that whiche
is behinde of the passions of Christe in my fleshe for his bodies sake, which is
25 wherof I am made a minister accordinge to the ordinaunce of God, whiche
ordinaunce was geuen me vnto you warde, to fulfyll şe worde of God,
26 that mistery hyd sence the world beganne, and sence the begynnynge of
generacyons: but now is opened to hys sainctes
27 to whom God woulde make knowen the glorious riches of this misterye amonge
the Gentyls, whiche ryches is Christ, in you the hope of glorye,
28 whome we preache, warning all men and teachinge all men in all wisdom, to
make all men perfect in Christ Iesu.
29 Wherin I also labour and stryue euen as farforth as his workinge worketh in
I woulde ye knewe what fightinge I haue for your sakes, & for them of
Laodicia, and for as many as haue not sene my person in the fleshe,
2 that their hertes mighte be comforted and knit together in loue, and in all
riches of full vnderstandinge for to knowe the mystery of God the father and of
3 in whom are hyd al the treasures of wysdom and knowledge.
4 This I saye leaste anye man shoulde begyle you with entisyng wordes.
5 For though I be absent in fleshe: yet am I present with you in the spirite
ioyenge and beholdinge the order that ye kepe, and your stedfast faith in
6 As ye haue therfore receiued Christe Iesus şe Lorde, euen so walke,
7 roted and builte in him and stedfaste in the fayth as ye haue learned, and
therin be plentuous in geuing thankes.
8 Beware least anye man come and spoyle you thorowe philosophie and disceitful
vanitie, thorowe the tradicions of men, and ordinaunces after the world, and not
9 For in him dwelleth al the fulnes of şe Godhead bodely,
10 and ye are complete in hym, whiche is the head of al rule and power,
11 in whom also ye are circumcysed with circumcision made withoute handes, by
puttinge of the synful body of the fleshe thorow the circumcision, that is in
12 in that ye are buried, wt him thorow baptisme in whom ye are also risen again
thorow fayth, şt is wroughte by the operacion of God, which raysed hym from
13 And ye which were dead in sinne thorow the vncircumcision of youre fleshe,
hath he quyckened with him, and hath forgeuen vs al oure treaspases.
14 And hath put out the hande wryttinge that was againste vs, contayned in the
lawe wrytten, and that hath he taken out of the waye, and hath fastened it to
15 and hath spoiled rule and power and hath made a shewe of them openlye, and
hath tryumphed ouer them in hys owne persone.
16 Let no man therfore trouble youre consciences aboute meate and drincke, or
for a peace of an holye daye, as the holy daye of the new mone, or of the Saboth
17 whyche are nothinge, but shaddowes of thinges to come, but the bodye is in
18 Let no man make you shoute at a wronge marke which after his owne ymaginacion
walketh in the humblenes and holynes of aungels, thynges which he neuer sawe:
causelesse puft vp with his fleshely minde,
19 and holdeth not the head, wherof all the bodye by ioyntes and couples
receyueth nouryshment, & is knyt together, & encreaseth wyth the
increasynge that cometh of God.
20 Wherfore yf ye be deade wyth Christe from the ordinaunces of the world, why
as though ye yet liued in the worlde, are ye ledde wyth tradicions of them that
21 Touche not, tast not, handel not,
22 whiche all perishe wyth the vsynge of them, and are after the commaundementes
and doctrines of men,
23 which thinges haue the symilitude of wysdome in chosen holines and humblenes,
and in that they spare not the bodye, and do the fleshe no worship vnto his nede.
If ye be then rysen agayn with Christ seke those thinges which are aboue where
Christe sitteth on the right hand of God.
2 Set youre affeccion on thinges that are aboue, and not on thinges, which are
on the earth.
3 For ye are dead and youre lyfe is hid with Christ in God.
4 When Christ which is our life, shal shew him selfe then shal ye also appere
wyth him in glorye.
5 Mortifie therfore, youre members whiche are on the earth, fornicacion,
vnclenes, vnnatural, lust euil concupiscence, and couetousnesse, which is
worshippinge of Idolles,
6 for which thynges sakes the wrathe of God commeth on the chyldren of vnbeliefe.
7 In whyche thinges ye walked ones, when ye liued in them.
8 But now put ye also awaye from you all thinges, wrath, fearnes, maliciousnes,
cursed speaking fylthy speaking out of your mouthes.
9 Lye not one to another, that the olde man wyth hys workes be put of,
10 and şe newe put on, whiche is renued in knowledge after the ymage of hym,
that made hym
11 where is neyther Gentile nor Iew, circumcysion nor vncircumcision, Barbarous
or Sythian, bond or fre: but Christ is all in al thinges.
12 Nowe therfore as electe of God, holy and beloued, put on tender mercye,
kyndnes, humblenes of mindes, meaknes, longe sufferynge,
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.
14 Aboue all these thynges put on loue, which is the bond of perfectnes.
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.
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.
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.
18 Wyues submitte youre selues vnto youre owne husbandes, as it is comly in the
19 Husbandes loue your wyues, and be not bitter vnto them.
20 Chyldren obey your fathers & mothers in all thinges, for that is wel
pleasynge vnto the Lorde.
21 Fathers, rate not your children, leaste they be of a desperate mynde.
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.
23 And what soeuer ye do, do it hertelye as though ye dyd it to the Lord, and
not vnto men
24 for as muche as ye know that of the Lorde ye shall receiue the reward of
inheritaunce, for ye serue the Lorde Christ.
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.
(3:26) Ye maisters do vnto your seruauntes, that which is iuste and equall,
sayng: ye know that ye also haue a maister in heauen.
2 (4:1) Contynue in prayer & watch in the same wyth thankes geuynge,
3 (4:2) prayeng also for vs şt God open vnto vs the dore of vtteraunce, that we
maye speake the misterye of Christe (wherfore I am also in bondes)
4 (4:3) that I maye vtter it, as it becometh me to speake.
5 (4:4) Walke wiselye to them that are wythout and redeme the tyme.
6 (4:5) Let youre speache be alwayes well sauoured and poudred with salte, that
ye maye knowe, howe to answere euery man.
7 (4:6) The deare brother Tichicus shal tell you of al my busines, whiche is a
faithfull minyster, and felow seruaunt in the Lorde,
8 (4:7) whom I haue sent vnto you for the same purpose, that he mighte knowe
howe ye do, & myght comforte your hertes,
9 (4:8) wyth one Onesimus, a faythfull and a beloued brother, whiche is one of
you. They shall shewe you of al thinges, whiche are adoing here.
10 (4:9) Aristarchus my pryson felowe saluteth you and Marcus, Barnabas sisters
sonne: touching whom ye receiued commaundementes. Yf he come vnto you, receiue
11 (4:10) and Iesus which is called Iustus, which are of the circumcision. These
onely are my worke felowes vnto the kyngdome of God, whiche were vnto my
12 (4:11) Epaphras the seruaunte of Christe, which is one of you, saluteth you,
and alwaies laboureth feruentlye for you in prayers, that ye maye stande
perfecte and full in all that is the wyll of God.
13 (4:12) I beare hym recorde, that he hath a feruent minde towarde you and
towarde them of Laodicia and them of Hierapolis.
14 (4:13) Deare Lucas the Phisician greteth you, and Demas.
15 (4:14) Salute the brethren whiche are of Laodicia, and salute Nimphas, and
the congregacion, which is in hys house.
16 (4:15) And when the Epistle is read of you, make that it be read in the
congregacion of the Laodicians also and that ye lykewyse read the Epistle of
17 (4:16) And saye to Archippus: take hede to the offyce that thou hast receyued
in the Lord, that thou fulfill it.
18 (4:17) The salutation by the hande of me Paule. Remembre my bondes. Grace be
with you Amen.