colossians

Col. 3:1 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

he says: "Since ye are risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth at the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth."[152]

Col. 3:1 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise X On Jealousy and Envy

For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. But when Christ, who is your life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory."[34]

Col. 3:1 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Give heed to the things that are above, not to those things which are on the earth; for ye are dead, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. But when Christ your life shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory."[448]

Col. 3:1 - NIV, NAB - in Victorinus Commentary on the Apocalypse of the Blessed John

Of this resurrection the apostle says: "If ye have risen with Christ, seek those things which are above."[71]

Col. 3:2 - NIV, NAB - in Shepherd of Hermas Vision First

But such as entertain wicked thoughts in their minds are bringing upon themselves death and captivity; and especially is this the case with those who set their affections on this world,[11]

Col. 3:2 - NIV, NAB - in Lactantius Divine Institutes Book III

For if any one understands that God is to be worshipped, or has the hope of immortality set before him, his mind[116]

Col. 3:2 - NIV, NAB - in The Epistle of Pope Urban First

) rather things above, and not things on the earth;[11]

Col. 3:2 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XI

but induce the intelligent hearer of them to seek in regard to them the things which are above and not the things upon the earth as the Jews do?[113]

Col. 3:3 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

, and made the clause run thus: ("what is the fellowship of the mystery) which hath for ages been hidden from the God who created all things."[812]

Col. 3:3 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book II

seems to me to indicate the same. And what else does Paul mean when he says, "Your life is hid with Christ in God; "[99]

Col. 3:3 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book IV

Of which soul, seeing it had received into itself the whole wisdom of God, and the truth, and the life, I think that the apostle also said this: "Our life is hidden with Christ in God; but when Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall we also appear with him in glory."[40]

Col. 3:3 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XII

and this life assuredly has been hidden with Christ in God; and. "when Christ our life shall be manifested, then along with Him"[213]

Col. 3:4 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book III

Deportant ergo ipsi quoque iram, indignationem, vitium, maledictum, turpem sermonem ex ore suo, exuentes veterem hominem cum concupiscentiis, et induentes novum, qui renovatur in agnitionem, ad imaginem ejus, qui creavit ipsum."[48]

Col. 3:4 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian An Answer to the Jews

of thy foot: and God shall give thee a wearying heart, and a pining soul, and failing eyes, that they see not: and thy life shall hang on the tree[251]

Col. 3:5 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

" And what these are he himself explains: "Fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence; and covetousness, which is idolatry."[88]

Col. 3:5 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book III

"Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, and concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: for which things' sake cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience,"[130]

Col. 3:5 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book VI

And to the Gnostic false opinion is foreign, as the true belongs to him, and is allied with him. Wherefore the noble apostle calls one of the kinds of fornication, idolatry,[279]

Col. 3:5 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Idolatry

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Col. 3:5 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Modesty

He demonstrates, too, to the Colossians what "members" they are to"mortify" upon earth: "fornication, impurity, lust, evil concupiscence," and "base talk."[210]

Col. 3:5 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book V

and desire "to mortify our members that are upon the earth, fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence; "[169]

Col. 3:5 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VII

and "mortify your members which are on the earth,"[88]

Col. 3:5 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Epistle LI

And again: "Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; putting off fornication, uncleanness, and evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which are the service of idols: for which things' sake cometh the wrath of God."[56]

Col. 3:5 - NIV, NAB - in Lactantius Divine Institutes Book VI

But God has appointed fixed limits to all of these; and if they pass these limits and begin to be too great, they must necessarily pervert their nature, and be changed into diseases and vices. And it is a matter of no great labour to show what these limits are.[147]

Col. 3:5 - NIV, NAB - in The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs III

The offerings of the Lord will ye rob, and from His portion will ye steal; and before ye sacrifice to the Lord, ye will take the choicest parts, in despitefulness eating them with harlots. Amid excesses[24]

Col. 3:8 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book VII

For "to bring themselves into captivity," and to slay themselves, putting to death "the old man, who is through lusts corrupt," and raising the new man from death, "from the old conversation," by abandoning the passions, and becoming free of sin, both the Gospel and the apostle enjoin.[24]

Col. 3:8 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book IV

and which commands us by the mouth of Paul to "put off all these, anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication,"[308]

Col. 3:9 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

, "earthly"], which, when the apostle commands us to lay aside, he says in the same Epistle, "Cast ye off the old man with his deeds."[89]

Col. 3:9 - NIV, NAB - in Acts of the Holy Apostle Thomas

Let Thy peace come and dwell in them, that they may be purified from their former deeds, and may put off the old man with his deeds, and put on the new now declared to them by me.[41]

Col. 3:10 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

For what other visible fruit is there of the invisible Spirit, than the rendering of the flesh mature and capable of incorruption? If then [he says], "To live in the flesh, this is the result of labour to me," he did not surely contemn the substance of flesh in that passage where he said, "Put ye off the old man with his works; "[92]

Col. 3:10 - NIV, NAB - in Lactantius Divine Institutes Book II

because He was made from the earth. Finally, Plato says that the human form[154]

Col. 3:11 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book I

And they state that it was clearly on this account that Paul said, "And He Himself is all things; "[44]

Col. 3:11 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

Masters, render to your servants justice and equity; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven, where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bond, free: but Christ is all, and in all."[98]

Col. 3:11 - NIV, NAB - in Peter of Alexandria Canonical Epistle

Now, if we all have one Master, with whom is no respect of persons, since Christ is all and in all, in barbarian, Scythian, bond or free,[20]

Col. 3:12 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

And let the peace of God reign in your hearts, to which also ye are called in one body; and be thankful,"[88]

Col. 3:12 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which ye are called in one body; and be thankful."[100]

Col. 3:16 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book II

For "if thou shalt love the Lord try God," and then "thy neighbour," let its first manifestation be towards God in thanksgiving and psalmody, and the second toward our neighbour in decorous fellowship. For says the apostle, "Let the Word of the Lord dwell in you richly."[103]

Col. 3:16 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book II

For the psalm is a melodious and sober blessing. The apostle calls the psalm "a spiritual song."[107]

Col. 3:16 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian To His Wife Book II

Together they pray, together prostrate themselves, together perform their fasts; mutually teaching, mutually exhorting,[63]

Col. 3:16 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian To His Wife Book II

Alms (are given) without (danger of ensuing) torment; sacrifices (attended) without scruple; daily diligence (discharged) without impediment: (there is) no stealthy signing, no trembling greeting, no mute benediction. Between the two echo psalms and hymns;[64]

Col. 3:16 - NIV, NAB - in Pseudo-Cyprian On the Public Shows

10. Let the faithful Christian, I say, devote himself to the sacred Scriptures,[18]

Col. 3:17 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VIII

And again, in another place it is written, "Do all things in the name of God."[66]

Col. 3:18 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

Masters, render to your servants justice and equity; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven, where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bond, free: but Christ is all, and in all."[98]

Col. 3:18 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book V

Then this knowledge, making known to us their nature, and the offices to which they are severally appointed, will not permit us to pray with confidence to any other than to the Supreme God, who is sufficient for all things, and that through our Saviour the Son of God, who is the Word, and Wisdom, and Truth, and everything else which the writings of God's prophets and the apostles of Jesus entitle Him. And it is enough to secure that the holy angels of God be propitious to us,[12]

Col. 3:18 - NIV, NAB - in Acts of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul

I have taught wives to love their own husbands, and to fear them as masters, and husbands to observe fidelity to their wives; I have taught masters to treat their slaves with clemency, and slaves to serve their own masters faithfully;[32]

Col. 3:22 - NIV, NAB - in Didache

masters as to a type of God, in modesty and fear.[53]

Col. 3:22 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book IV

love him both as his master, and as of the same faith, and as a father, but still with the preservation of his authority as his master: "not as an eye-servant, but as a lover of his master; as knowing that God will recompense to him for his subjection."[32]

Col. 3:25 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Exhortation to Chastity

nor is there exception of persons with God; since it is not hearers of the law who are justified by the Lord, but doers, according to what the apostle withal says.[39]

Col. 3:25 - NIV, NAB - in Acts of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul

For there is no respect of persons with God.[10]