Colossians 2:12-22 NIV

12 having been buried with him in baptism1 and raised with him2 through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.3

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13 When you were dead in your sins4 and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature,a God made youb alive5 with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,6

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    • b 2:13 - Or "your flesh"
    • c 2:13 - Some manuscripts "us"
      14 having canceled the written code, with its regulations,7 that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.8

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      15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities,9 he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them10 by the cross.c

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        • d 2:15 - Or "them in him"
          16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you11 by what you eat or drink,12 or with regard to a religious festival,13 a New Moon celebration14 or a Sabbath day.15

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          17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come;16 the reality, however, is found in Christ.

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          18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility17 and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize.18 Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions.

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          19 He has lost connection with the Head,19 from whom the whole body,20 supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.21

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          20 Since you died with Christ22 to the basic principles of this world,23 why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules:24

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              21 "Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"?
              22 These are all destined to perish25 with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.26

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