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Colossians 2 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Alive with Christ

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For I want you to understand how great a struggle I have on your behalf and for those who are at Laodicea, and for all those who have not seen my face in the flesh,

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:2 - so that their hearts may be encouraged, having been held together in love, even unto all the wealth of the full assurance of understanding, unto the full knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:3 - in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:4 - I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:5 - For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing [fn]to see your good order and the stability of your faith in Christ.
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Therefore as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so [fn]walk in Him,

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:7 - having been firmly rooted and being built up in Him, and having been established [fn]in your faith—just as you were instructedand abounding [fn]with thanksgiving.
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See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, and not according to Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:9 - For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells bodily,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:10 - and in Him you have been filled, who is the head [fn]over all rule and authority;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:11 - in whom you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh, in the circumcision of Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:12 - having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:13 - And you being dead [fn]in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive with Him, having graciously forgiven us all our transgressions.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:14 - Having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us which was hostile to us, He also has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:15 - Having [fn]disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them in [fn]Him.
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Therefore, no one is to judge you in food and drink, or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath [fn]day—

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:17 - things which are only a shadow of what is to come; but the [fn]substance [fn]belongs to Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:18 - Let no one keep [fn]defrauding you of your prize by delighting in [fn]self-abasement and the worship of the angels, going into detail about visions he has seen, being puffed up for nothing by his fleshly mind,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:19 - and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and [fn]ligaments, grows with a growth [fn]that is from God.
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If you have died with Christ [fn]to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees:

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:21 - “Do not handle, nor taste, nor touch”?
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:22 - Which [fn]deal with everything destined to perish [fn]with use, which are in accordance with the commands and teachings of men;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:23 - which are matters having, to be sure, a [fn]word of wisdom in [fn]self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.
LSB Footnotes
Lit and seeing
Or lead your life
Or by
One early ms in it with
Lit of
Or by reason of
Or divested Himself of
Or it; the cross
Or days
Lit body
Lit of Christ
Or deciding against you
Or humility
Lit bonds
Lit of God
Lit from
Lit are
Or by being consumed
Or message
Or would-be religion

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