Colossians 2:8-18 DBY

8 See that there be no one who shall lead *you* a away as a prey through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the teaching of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ.

References for Colossians 2:8

    • x 2:8 - 'You' is emphatic; but the verb 'be' is in the future, implying real present danger more than possibility.
      9 For in him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily;
      10 and ye are complete b in him, who is the head of all principality and authority,

      References for Colossians 2:10

        • y 2:10 - Pleroo, as ch. 1.9. Or 'filled full,' referring to all fulness being in him. The fulness or completeness of the Godhead is in Christ, as towards us; and we, as towards God, are complete in him. 'Godhead' here is Theotes -- Godhead in the absolute sense -- not Theiotes, merely divine in character.
          11 in whom also ye have been circumcised with circumcision not done by hand, in the putting off of the body of the flesh, in the circumcision of the Christ;
          12 buried with him in baptism, in which ye have been also raised with [him] through faith of the working c of God who raised him from among the dead.

          References for Colossians 2:12

            • z 2:12 - Energeia: active internal power, as Eph. 1.19; 3.7; 4.16; Phil. 3.21; Col. 1.29.
              13 And you, being dead in offences and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, he has quickened together with him, having forgiven us all the offences;
              14 having effaced d the handwriting e in ordinances which [stood out] against us, which was contrary to us, he has taken it also out of the way, having nailed it to the cross;

              References for Colossians 2:14

                • { 2:14 - Used for annulling a decree of law; as 'blot out,' Acts 3.19; Rev. 3.5.
                • | 2:14 - Handwriting, obligation to which a man is subject by his signature.
                  15 having spoiled principalities and authorities, he made a show of them publicly, leading them in triumph by it. f

                  References for Colossians 2:15

                    • } 2:15 - Or 'in him.' In all the preceding passage the antecedent is God (ver. 12).
                      16 Let none therefore judge you in meat or in drink, or in matter of feast, or new moon, or sabbaths,
                      17 which are a shadow of things to come; but the body [is] of Christ.
                      18 Let no one fraudulently deprive you of your prize, doing his own will in humility and worship of angels, entering into things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh,