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Colossians 2 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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For I want you to know how greatly I strive for you, and for those at La-odice'a, and for all who have not seen my face,

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that their hearts may be encouraged as they are knit together in love, to have all the riches of assured understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, of Christ,

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in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

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I say this in order that no one may delude you with beguiling speech.

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For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.

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As therefore you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in him,

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rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

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See to it that no one makes a prey of you by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ.

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For in him the whole fulness of deity dwells bodily,

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and you have come to fulness of life in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.

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In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of flesh in the circumcision of Christ;

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and you were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.

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And you, who were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,

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having canceled the bond which stood against us with its legal demands; this he set aside, nailing it to the cross.

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He disarmed the principalities and powers and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in him.

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Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a sabbath.

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These are only a shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.

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Let no one disqualify you, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, taking his stand on visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind,

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and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.

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If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the universe, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations,

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"Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch"

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These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting rigor of devotion and self-abasement and severity to the body, but they are of no value in checking the indulgence of the flesh.
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