Colossians 2:10-20 (English Standard Version)

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10 and 1you have been filled in him, who is 2the head of all rule and authority. 11 In him also 3you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by 4putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 5having been buried with him in baptism, in which 6you were also raised with him through faith in 7the powerful working of God, 8who raised him from the dead. 13 9And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God 10made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by 11canceling 12the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 13He disarmed the rulers and authoritiesa and 14put them to open shame, by 15triumphing over them in him.b

Let No One Disqualify You

16 Therefore let no one 16pass judgment on you 17in questions of food and drink, or with regard to 18a festival or 19a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 20These are a shadow of the things to come, but 21the substance belongs to Christ. 18 Let no one 22disqualify you, 23insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, 24going on in detail about visions,c25puffed up without reason by 26his sensuous mind, 19 and 27not 28holding 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. 20 If with Christ 29you died to the 30elemental spirits of the world, 31why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations--
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