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Colossians 2 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you, for those in Laodicea, and for all who have not seen me in person. 1 I want you to know how much I am struggling for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me personally.
2 [I want] their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding, and have the knowledge of God's mystery-Christ. 2 My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,
3 In Him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden. 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
4 I am saying this so that no one will deceive you with persuasive arguments. 4 I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.
5 For I may be absent in body, but I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the strength of your faith in Christ. 5 For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how orderly you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.
6 Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in Him, 6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him,
7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
8 Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition, based on the elemental forces of the world, and not based on Christ. 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.
9 For in Him the entire fullness of God's nature dwells bodily, 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,
10 and you have been filled by Him, who is the head over every ruler and authority. 10 and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.
11 In Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not done with hands, by putting off the body of flesh, in the circumcision of the Messiah. 11 In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ,
12 Having been buried with Him in baptism, you were also raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. 12 having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.
13 And when you were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive with Him and forgave us all our trespasses. 13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,
14 He erased the certificate of debt, with its obligations, that was against us and opposed to us, and has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the cross. 14 having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.
15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and disgraced them publicly; He triumphed over them by Him. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
16 Therefore don't let anyone judge you in regard to food and drink or in the matter of a festival or a new moon or a sabbath day. 16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.
17 These are a shadow of what was to come; the substance is the Messiah. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.
18 Let no one disqualify you, insisting on ascetic practices and the worship of angels, claiming access to a visionary realm and inflated without cause by his fleshly mind. 18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions.
19 He doesn't hold on to the head, from whom the whole body, nourished and held together by its ligaments and tendons, develops with growth from God. 19 He has lost connection with the Head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.
20 If you died with Christ to the elemental forces of this world, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations: 20 Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules:
21 "Don't handle, don't taste, don't touch"? 21 "Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"?
22 All these [regulations] refer to what is destroyed by being used up; they are human commands and doctrines. 22 These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.
23 Although these have a reputation of wisdom by promoting ascetic practices, humility, and severe treatment of the body, they are not of any value against fleshly indulgence. 23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.