Colossians 2:8-15 NLT

8 Don't let anyone lead you astray with empty philosophy and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the evil powers of this world, a and not from Christ.

References for Colossians 2:8

    • g 2:8 - Or <I>from the basic principles of this world;</I> also in 2:20.
      9 For in Christ the fullness of God lives in a human body, b

      References for Colossians 2:9

        • h 2:9 - Greek <I>in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.</I>
          10 and you are complete through your union with Christ. He is the Lord over every ruler and authority in the universe.
          11 When you came to Christ, you were "circumcised," but not by a physical procedure. It was a spiritual procedure -- the cutting away of your sinful nature.
          12 For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to a 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. He forgave all our sins.
          14 He canceled the record that contained the charges against us. He took it and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ's cross.
          15 In this way, God disarmed the evil rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross of Christ.