Colossians 2:6-16 NLT

6 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him.
7 Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.
8 Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powersa of this world, rather than from Christ.

References for Colossians 2:8

    • 2:8 - Or the spiritual principles; also in Col 2:20.
      9 For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.b

      References for Colossians 2:9

        • 2:9 - Or in him dwells all the completeness of the Godhead bodily.
          10 So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.
          11 When you came to Christ, you were “circumcised,” but not by a physical procedure. Christ performed a spiritual circumcision—the cutting away of your sinful nature.c

          References for Colossians 2:11

            • 2:11 - Greek the cutting away of the body of the flesh.
              12 For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.
              13 You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins.
              14 He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.
              15 In this way, he disarmedd the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.

              References for Colossians 2:15

                • 2:15 - Or he stripped off.
                  16 So don’t let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths.