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1 For I would have you know what manner of care I have for you and for them that are at Laodicea and whosoever have not seen my face in the 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 may be comforted, being instructed in charity and unto all riches of fulness of understanding, unto the knowledge of the mystery of God the Father and of Christ Jesus: 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 are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
4 Now this I say, that no man may deceive you by loftiness 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, yet in spirit I am with you, rejoicing, and beholding your order and the steadfastness of your faith which 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 As therefore you have received Jesus Christ the Lord, walk ye 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 confirmed in the faith, as also you have learned: abounding in him in thanksgiving. 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
8 Beware lest any man cheat you by philosophy and vain deceit: according to the tradition 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 dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead corporeally. 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,
10 And you are filled in him, who is the head of all principality and power. 10 and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.
11 In whom also you are circumcised with circumcision not made by hand in despoiling of the body of the flesh: but in the 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 Buried with him in baptism: in whom also you are risen again by the faith of the operation of God who hath raised him up 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 you, when you were dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, he hath quickened together with him, forgiving you all 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 Blotting out the handwriting of the decree that was against us, which was contrary to us. And he hath taken the same out of the way, fastening 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 despoiling the principalities and powers, he hath exposed them confidently in open shew, triumphing over 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 Let no man therefore judge you in meat or in drink or in respect of a festival day or of the new moon or of the 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 man seduce you, willing in humility and religion of angels, walking in the things which he hath not seen, in vain puffed up by the sense 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, from which the whole body, by joints and bands, being supplied with nourishment and compacted, groweth into 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 then you be dead with Christ from the elements of this world, why do you yet decree as though living in the world? 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 Touch not: taste not: handle not. 21 "Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"?
22 Which all are unto destruction by the very use, according to the precepts and doctrines of men. 22 These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.
23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in superstition and humility, and not sparing the body; not in any honour to the filling 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.