Colossians 2 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For I would have you know what combat I have for you, and those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in flesh; 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 to the end that their hearts may be encouraged, being united together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to [the] full knowledge of the mystery of God; 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 which are hid all the treasures of wisdom and of knowledge. 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
4 And I say this to the end that no one may delude you by persuasive speech. 4 I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.
5 For if indeed in the flesh I am absent, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing and seeing your order, and the firmness 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 As therefore ye have received the 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 assured in the faith, even as ye have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
8 See that there be no one who shall lead *you* away as a prey through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the teaching of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to 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 dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily; 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,
10 and ye are complete in him, who is the head of all principality and authority, 10 and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.
11 in whom also ye have been circumcised with circumcision not done by hand, in the putting off of the body of the flesh, in the circumcision of the Christ; 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 buried with him in baptism, in which ye have been also raised with [him] through faith of the working of God who raised him from among 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 you, being dead in offences and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, he has quickened together with him, having forgiven us all the offences; 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 having effaced the handwriting in ordinances which [stood out] against us, which was contrary to us, he has taken it also out of the way, having nailed 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 having spoiled principalities and authorities, he made a show of them publicly, leading them in triumph by it. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
16 Let none therefore judge you in meat or in drink, or in matter of feast, or new moon, or sabbaths, 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 which are a shadow of things to come; but the body [is] of Christ. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.
18 Let no one fraudulently deprive you of your prize, doing his own will in humility and worship of angels, entering into things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh, 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 and not holding fast the head, from whom all the body, ministered to and united together by the joints and bands, increases with the increase of 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 ye have died with Christ from the elements of the world, why as [if] alive in [the] world do ye subject yourselves to ordinances? 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 Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch, 21 "Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"?
22 (things which are all for destruction in the using [of them]:) according to the injunctions and teachings of men, 22 These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.
23 (which have indeed an appearance of wisdom in voluntary worship, and humility, and harsh treatment of the body, not in a certain honour,) to [the] satisfaction of the flesh. 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.