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10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.

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11 In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesha was put off when you were circumcised byb Christ,

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    • i 2:11 - In contexts like this, the Greek word for "flesh" ("sarx" ) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verse 13.
    • j 2:11 - Or "put off in the circumcision of"
      12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.

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      13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made youc alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,

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        • k 2:13 - {#dedup}Some manuscripts "us" {/dedup}
          14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.

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          15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.d

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          Freedom From Human Rules

          16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.
          17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.

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          18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind.

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          19 They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.

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          20 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules:

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