Colossians 2:13-17

13 1And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God 2made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,
14 by 3canceling 4the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.
15 5He disarmed the rulers and authorities[a] and 6put them to open shame, by 7triumphing over them in him.[b]

Let No One Disqualify You

16 Therefore let no one 8pass judgment on you 9in questions of food and drink, or with regard to 10a festival or 11a new moon or a Sabbath.
17 12These are a shadow of the things to come, but 13the substance belongs to Christ.

Cross References 13

  • 1. See Ephesians 2:1
  • 2. See Ephesians 2:5
  • 3. See Acts 3:19
  • 4. See Romans 7:4
  • 5. [See ver. 11 above]
  • 6. [Genesis 3:15; Psalms 68:18; Isaiah 53:12; Matthew 12:29; Luke 10:18; John 12:31; John 16:11; Ephesians 4:8; Hebrews 2:14]
  • 7. Ephesians 2:16
  • 8. Rom. 14:3, 10, 13
  • 9. Romans 14:17; Hebrews 9:10; See Leviticus 11:2
  • 10. Leviticus 23:2; Romans 14:5
  • 11. [Mark 2:28]; See Numbers 28:11
  • 12. Hebrews 8:5; Hebrews 10:1
  • 13. [ver. 2]

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Probably demonic rulers and authorities
  • [b]. Or in it (that is, the cross)
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