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Colossians 2 (WEBP)

[1] For I desire to have you know how greatly I struggle for you and for those at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
[2] that their hearts may be comforted, they being knit together in love, and gaining all riches of the full assurance of understanding, that they may know the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,
[3] in whom all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden.
[4] Now I say this that no one may delude you with persuasiveness of speech.
[5] For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in the spirit, rejoicing and seeing your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.
[6] As therefore you received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in him,
[7] rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, even as you were taught, abounding in it in thanksgiving.
[8] Be careful that you don’t let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elemental spirits of the world, and not after Christ.
[9] For in him all the fullness of the Deity dwells bodily,
[10] and in him you are made full, who is the head of all principality and power.
[11] In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, in the putting off of the body of the sins of the flesh, in the circumcision of Christ,
[12] having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.
[13] You were dead through your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh. He made you alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,
[14] wiping out the handwriting in ordinances which was against us. He has taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cross.
[15] Having stripped the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
[16] Let no one therefore judge you in eating or drinking, or with respect to a feast day or a new moon or a Sabbath day,
[17] which are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Christ’s.
[18] Let no one rob you of your prize by self-abasement and worshiping of the angels, dwelling in the things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
[19] and not holding firmly to the Head, from whom all the body, being supplied and knit together through the joints and ligaments, grows with God’s growth.
[20] If you died with Christ from the elemental spirits of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to ordinances,
[21] “Don’t handle, nor taste, nor touch”
[22] (all of which perish with use), according to the precepts and doctrines of men?
[23] These things indeed appear like wisdom in self-imposed worship, humility, and severity to the body, but aren’t of any value against the indulgence of the flesh.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Colossians 2 (KJVS)

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[4] And G1161 this G5124 I say G3004 (PresActInd), lest G3363 any man G5100 should beguile G3884 (PresMidPasDepSubj) you G5209 with G1722 enticing words G4086.
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[6] As G5613 ye have G3880 therefore G3767 received G3880 (Aor2ActInd) Christ G5547 Jesus G2424 the Lord G2962, [so] walk ye G4043 (PresActImpr) in G1722 him G846:
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[11] In G1722 whom G3739 also G2532 ye are circumcised G4059 (AorPasInd) with the circumcision G4061 made without hands G886, in G1722 putting off G555 the body G4983 of the sins G266 of the flesh G4561 by G1722 the circumcision G4061 of Christ G5547:
[12] Buried with G4916 (Aor2PasPtc) him G846 in G1722 baptism G908, wherein G1722 G3739 also G2532 ye are risen with G4891 (AorPasInd) [him] through G1223 the faith G4102 of the operation G1753 of God G2316, who G3588 hath raised G1453 (AorActPtc) him G846 from G1537 the dead G3498.
[13] And G2532 you G5209, being G5607 (PresPtc) dead G3498 in G1722 your sins G3900 and G2532 the uncircumcision G203 of your G5216 flesh G4561, hath he quickened together G4806 (AorActInd) with G4862 him G846, having forgiven G5483 (AorMidDepPtc) you G5213 all G3956 trespasses G3900;
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Young’s Literal Translation

Colossians 2 (YLT)

[1] For I wish you to know how great a conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,
[2] that their hearts may be comforted, being united in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of the understanding, to the full knowledge of the secret of the God and Father, and of the Christ,
[3] in whom are all the treasures of the wisdom and the knowledge hid,
[4] and this I say, that no one may beguile you in enticing words,
[5] for if even in the flesh I am absent-yet in the spirit I am with you, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in regard to Christ;
[6] as, then, ye did receive Christ Jesus the Lord, in him walk ye,
[7] being rooted and built up in him, and confirmed in the faith, as ye were taught-abounding in it in thanksgiving.
[8] See that no one shall be carrying you away as spoil through the philosophy and vain deceit, according to the deliverance of men, according to the rudiments of the world, and not according to Christ,
[9] because in him doth tabernacle all the fulness of the Godhead bodily,
[10] and ye are in him made full, who is the head of all principality and authority,
[11] in whom also ye were circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, in the putting off of the body of the sins of the flesh in the circumcision of the Christ,
[12] being buried with him in the baptism, in which also ye rose with him through the faith of the working of God, who did raise him out of the dead.
[13] And you-being dead in the trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh-He made alive together with him, having forgiven you all the trespasses,
[14] having blotted out the handwriting in the ordinances that is against us, that was contrary to us, and he hath taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross;
[15] having stripped the principalities and the authorities, he made a shew of them openly-having triumphed over them in it.
[16] Let no one, then, judge you in eating or in drinking, or in respect of a feast, or of a new moon, or of sabbaths,
[17] which are a shadow of the coming things, and the body is of the Christ;
[18] let no one beguile you of your prize, delighting in humble-mindedness and in worship of the messengers, intruding into the things he hath not seen, being vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh,
[19] and not holding the head, from which all the body-through the joints and bands gathering supply, and being knit together-may increase with the increase of God.
[20] If, then, ye did die with the Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances?
[21] -thou mayest not touch, nor taste, nor handle-
[22] which are all for destruction with the using, after the commands and teachings of men,
[23] which are, indeed, having a matter of wisdom in will-worship, and humble-mindedness, and neglecting of body-not in any honour, unto a satisfying of the flesh.