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Colossians 2 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 But I will that ye know, what busyness I have for you, and for them that be at Laodicea, and whichever saw not 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 that their hearts be comforted, and they be taught in charity, into all the riches of the plenty of understanding [that the hearts of them be comforted, taught in charity, and into all riches of plenty of understanding], into the knowing of [the] mystery of God, the Father of Jesus 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 whom all the treasures of wisdom and of science be hid. [in whom be all the treasures of wisdom and knowing hid.] 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
4 For this thing I say, that no man deceive you in height of words. 4 I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.
5 For though I be absent in body, [but] by spirit I am with you, joying and seeing your order and the firmness of your belief that is 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 ye have taken Jesus Christ our Lord, walk ye in him, 6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him,
7 and be ye rooted and builded above in him [rooted and built above in Christ], and confirmed in the belief, as ye have learned, abounding in him in doing of thankings. 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
8 See ye that no man deceive you by philosophy and vain fallacy, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after 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 dwelleth body-like all the fullness of the Godhead. 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,
10 And ye be filled in him [And ye be fulfilled in him], that is head of all principat and power. 10 and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.
11 In whom also ye be circumcised in circumcision not made with hand, in despoiling of the body of flesh [in nakedness of the body of flesh], but in circumcision of 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 and ye be buried together with him in baptism, in whom also ye have risen again by faith of the working of God, that raised him from death. [+together buried with him in baptism, in whom and ye have risen again by faith of the working of God, that raised him from 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 ye were dead in your guilts, and in the prepuce of your flesh, he quickened together you with him; forgiving to you all guilts [all guilts, or 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 doing away that writing of decree that was against us, that was contrary to us; and he took away that from the middle, pitching it on the cross [pitching 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 and he spoiled principats and powers, and led out trustily, openly overcoming them in himself. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
16 Therefore no man judge you in meat, or in drink, or in part of feast day, or of new moon, or of 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 be shadow of things to coming [which be shadow of things to come]; for 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 No man deceive you, willing to teach in meekness, and [the] religion of angels, those things which he hath not seen, walking vainly, swollen with wit of his flesh [in-blown with wit 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 the head, of which all the body, by bands and joinings together [by bonds and joinings together] under-ministered and made, waxeth into [the] increasing 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 For if ye be dead with Christ from the elements of the world, what yet as men living to the world deem ye? 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 That ye touch not, neither taste, neither treat with hands those things, [Neither ye shall touch, neither taste, neither treat with hands,] 21 "Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"?
22 which all be into death by that use, after the commandments 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 a reason of wisdom in vain religion and meekness [which be soothly having reason of wisdom in superstition, or vain religion, and meekness], and not to spare the body, not in any honour to the fulfilling 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.