Colossians 2:2-12 ESV

2 that 1their hearts may be encouraged, being 2knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of 3God's mystery, which is Christ,

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3 4in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

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4 I say this in order 5that no one may delude you with plausible arguments.

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5 For 6though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your 7good order and 8the firmness of your faith in Christ.

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Alive in Christ

6 9Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him,

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7 10rooted and 11built up in him and 12established in the faith, just 13as you were taught, abounding 14in thanksgiving.

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8 See to it that no one takes you captive by 15philosophy and 16empty deceit, according to 17human tradition, according to the 18elemental spiritsa of the world, and not according to Christ.

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    • h 2:8 - Or elementary principles; also verse 20
      9 For 19in him the whole fullness of deity dwells 20bodily,

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          10 and 21you have been filled in him, who is 22the head of all rule and authority.

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          11 In him also 23you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by 24putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,

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              12 25having been buried with him in baptism, in which 26you were also raised with him through faith in 27the powerful working of God, 28who raised him from the dead.

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