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Colossians 2

NRS 1 For I want you to know how much I am struggling for you, and for those in Laodicea, and for all who have not seen me face to face. NIV 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. NRS 2 I want their hearts to be encouraged and united in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding and have the knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ himself, NIV 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, NRS 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. NIV 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. NRS 4 I am saying this so that no one may deceive you with plausible arguments. NIV 4 I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments. NRS 5 For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, and I rejoice to see your morale and the firmness of your faith in Christ. NIV 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. NRS 6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, NIV 6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, NRS 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. NIV 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. NRS 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. NIV 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. NRS 9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, NIV 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, NRS 10 and you have come to fullness in him, who is the head of every ruler and authority. NIV 10 and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. NRS 11 In him also you were circumcised with a spiritual circumcision, by putting off the body of the flesh in the circumcision of Christ; NIV 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, NRS 12 when you were buried with him in baptism, you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. NIV 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. NRS 13 And when you were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses, NIV 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, NRS 14 erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands. He set this aside, nailing it to the cross. NIV 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. NRS 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in it. NIV 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. NRS 16 Therefore do not let anyone condemn you in matters of food and drink or of observing festivals, new moons, or sabbaths. NIV 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. NRS 17 These are only a shadow of what is to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. NIV 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. NRS 18 Do not let anyone disqualify you, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, dwelling on visions, puffed up without cause by a human way of thinking, NIV 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. NRS 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. NIV 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. NRS 20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the universe, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations, NIV 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: NRS 21 "Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch"? NIV 21 "Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"? NRS 22 All these regulations refer to things that perish with use; they are simply human commands and teachings. NIV 22 These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings. NRS 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. NIV 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.