Colossians 1:18; Colossians 1:22; Colossians 1:24; Colossians 2:11; Colossians 2:17; Colossians 2:19; Colossians 2:23; Colossians 3:15
He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.
yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach -
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.
and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ;
things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.
and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God.
These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.