Colossians 2:13-23 NRS

13 And when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God a made you b alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses,

References for Colossians 2:13

    • p 2:13 - Gk [he]
    • q 2:13 - Other ancient authorities read [made us]; others, [made]
      14 erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands. He set this aside, nailing it to the cross.
      15 He disarmed c the rulers and authorities and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in it.

      References for Colossians 2:15

        • r 2:15 - Or [divested himself of]
          16 Therefore do not let anyone condemn you in matters of food and drink or of observing festivals, new moons, or sabbaths.
          17 These are only a shadow of what is to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.
          18 Do not let anyone disqualify you, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, dwelling d on visions, e puffed up without cause by a human way of thinking, f

          References for Colossians 2:18

            • s 2:18 - Other ancient authorities read [not dwelling]
            • t 2:18 - Meaning of Gk uncertain
            • u 2:18 - Gk [by the mind of his flesh]
              19 and not holding fast to the head, from whom the whole body, nourished and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows with a growth that is from God.
              20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the universe, g why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations,

              References for Colossians 2:20

                • v 2:20 - Or [the rudiments of the world]
                  21 "Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch"?
                  22 All these regulations refer to things that perish with use; they are simply human commands and teachings.
                  23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-imposed piety, humility, and severe treatment of the body, but they are of no value in checking self-indulgence. h

                  References for Colossians 2:23

                    • w 2:23 - Or [are of no value, serving only to indulge the flesh]