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Colossians 2 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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You Are Built Up in Christ

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:1 - For I want G2309 you to know G6063 how G2245 great G2245 a struggle G73 I have G2192 on your behalf G5228 and for those G3588 who G3588 are at Laodicea, G2993 and for all G3745 those who G3745 have not [fn]personally G4561 seen G3708 my face, G4383
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:2 - that their hearts G2588 may be encouraged, G3870 having been knit G4822 together G4822 in love, G26 and attaining to all G3956 the wealth G4149 [fn]that comes from the full G4136 assurance G4136 of understanding, G4907 resulting in a true G1922 knowledge G1922 of God’s G2316 mystery, G3466 that is, Christ G5547 Himself,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:3 - in whom G3739 are hidden G614 all G3956 the treasures G2344 of wisdom G4678 and knowledge. G1108
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:4 - I say G3004 this G3778 so G2443 that no G3367 one G3367 will delude G3884 you with persuasive G4086 argument. G4086
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:5 - For even G2532 though G1487 I am G548 absent G548 in body, G4561 nevertheless G235 I am G1510 with you in spirit, G4151 rejoicing G5463 [fn]to see G991 [fn]your good G5010 discipline G5010 and the stability G4733 of your faith G4102 in Christ. G5547
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:6 - Therefore G3767 as you have received G3880 Christ G5547 Jesus G2424 the Lord, G2962 so [fn]walk G4043 in Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:7 - having been firmly G4492 rooted G4492 and now being built G2026 up in Him and established G950 [fn]in your faith, G4102 just G2531 as you were instructed, G1321 and overflowing G4052 [fn]with gratitude. G2169
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:8 - See G991 to it that no G3361 one G5100 takes G4812 you captive G4812 through G1223 philosophy G5385 and empty G2756 deception, G539 according G2596 to the tradition G3862 of men, G444 according G2596 to the elementary G4747 principles G4747 of the world, G2889 [fn]rather G3756 than G2532 G3756 according G2596 to Christ. G5547
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:9 - For in Him all G3956 the fullness G4138 of Deity G2320 dwells G2730 in bodily G4985 form, G4985
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:10 - and in Him you have been G1510 made G4137 [fn]complete, G4137 and He is the head G2776 [fn]over all G3956 rule G746 and authority; G1849
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:11 - and in Him you were also G2532 circumcised G4059 with a circumcision G4061 made G886 without G886 hands, G886 in the removal G555 of the body G4983 of the flesh G4561 by the circumcision G4061 of Christ; G5547
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:12 - having been buried G4916 with Him in baptism, G908 in which G3739 you were also G2532 raised G4891 up with Him through G1223 faith G4102 in the working G1753 of God, G2316 who raised G1453 Him from the dead. G3498
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:13 - When you were dead G3498 [fn]in your transgressions G3900 and the uncircumcision G203 of your flesh, G4561 He made G4806 you alive G4806 together G4806 with Him, having forgiven G5483 us all G3956 our transgressions, G3900
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:14 - having canceled G1813 out the certificate G5498 of debt G5498 consisting of decrees G1378 against G2596 us, which G3739 was hostile G5227 to us; and He has taken G142 it out of the way, G3319 having nailed G4338 it to the cross. G4716
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:15 - When He had [fn]disarmed G554 the rulers G746 and authorities, G1849 He made G1165 a public G3954 display G1165 of them, having triumphed G2358 over G2358 them through G1722 [fn]Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:16 - Therefore G3767 no G3361 one G5100 is to [fn]act G2919 as your judge G2919 in regard to food G1035 or G2532 drink G4213 or G2228 in respect G3313 to a festival G1859 or G2228 a new G3561 moon G3561 or G2228 a Sabbath G4521 [fn]day—
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:17 - things which G3739 are a mere shadow G4639 of what is to come; G3195 but the [fn]substance G4983 [fn]belongs to Christ. G5547
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:18 - Let no G3367 one G3367 keep [fn]defrauding G2603 you of your prize G2603 by delighting G2309 in [fn]self-abasement G5012 and the worship G2356 of the angels, G32 [fn]taking G1687 his stand G1687 on visions he has seen, G3708 [fn]inflated G5448 without G1500 cause G1500 by his fleshly G4561 mind, G3563
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:19 - and not holding G2902 fast G2902 to the head, G2776 from whom G3739 the entire G3956 body, G4983 being supplied G2023 and held G4822 together G4822 by the joints G860 and [fn]ligaments, G4886 grows G837 with a growth G838 [fn]which is from God. G2316
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:20 - If G1487 you have died G599 with Christ G5547 [fn]to the elementary G4747 principles G4747 of the world, G2889 why, G5101 as if G5613 you were living G2198 in the world, G2889 do you submit G1379 yourself to decrees, G1379 such as,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:21 - “Do not handle, G681 do not taste, G1089 do not touch!” G2345
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:22 - (which G3739 all G3956 refer to things destined to perish G5356 [fn]with use) G671—in accordance G2596 with the commandments G1778 and teachings G1319 of men? G444
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:23 - These G3748 are matters G3056 which G3748 have, G2192 to be sure, G3303 the [fn]appearance G3056 of wisdom G4678 in [fn]self-made G1479 religion G1479 and self-abasement G5012 and severe G857 treatment G857 of the body, G4983 but are of no G3756 G5100 value G5092 against G4314 fleshly G4561 indulgence. G4140
NASB Footnotes
Literally: in the flesh
Literally: of the full assurance
Literally: and seeing
Or, your good order
Or, lead your life
Or, by
One early ms reads in it with
Literally: and not
Literally: full
Literally: of
Or, by reason of
Or, divested Himself of
Or, it; i.e. the cross
Literally: judge you
Or, days
Literally: body
Literally: of Christ
Or, deciding against you
Or, humility
Or, going into detail about
Or, conceited
Literally: bonds
Literally: of God
Literally: from
Or, by being consumed
Literally: report; Gr logos
Or, would-be religion

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