Colossians 2:2-12 CSB

2 [I want] their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding, and have the knowledge of God's mystery-Christ.a

References for Colossians 2:2

    • a 2:2 - Other mss read mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ; other ms variations exist on this v.
      3 In Him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden.

      Christ versus the Colossian Heresy

      4 I am saying this so that no one will deceive you with persuasive arguments.

      References for Colossians 2:4

          5 For I may be absent in body, but I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the strength of your faith in Christ.
          6 Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in Him,
          7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
          8 Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition, based on the elemental forces of the world, and not based on Christ.
          9 For in Him the entire fullness of God's natureb dwells bodily,c

          References for Colossians 2:9

            • b 2:9 - Or the deity
            • c 2:9 - Or nature lives in a human body
              10 and you have been filled by Him, who is the head over every ruler and authority.
              11 In Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not done with hands, by putting off the body of flesh,d in the circumcision of the Messiah.

              References for Colossians 2:11

                • d 2:11 - Col 1:22; 3:9
                  12 Having been buried with Him in baptism, you were also raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.