Colossians 2:9-17 NIV

9 For in Christ all the fullness1 of the Deity lives in bodily form,

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10 and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head2 over every power and authority.3

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11 In him you were also circumcised,4 in the putting off of the sinful nature,a5 not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ,

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    • a 2:11 - Or "the flesh"
      12 having been buried with him in baptism6 and raised with him7 through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.8

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      13 When you were dead in your sins9 and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature,b God made youc alive10 with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,11

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        • b 2:13 - Or "your flesh"
        • c 2:13 - Some manuscripts "us"
          14 having canceled the written code, with its regulations,12 that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.13

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          15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities,14 he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them15 by the cross.d

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            • d 2:15 - Or "them in him"
              16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you16 by what you eat or drink,17 or with regard to a religious festival,18 a New Moon celebration19 or a Sabbath day.20

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              17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come;21 the reality, however, is found in Christ.

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