Colossians 21 I wish for you to know, how great a conflict I have concerning you and those in Laodicea, and as many as not have seen the face of me in flesh; 2 so that may be comforted the hearts of them, being knit together in love and for all wealth of the full conviction of the understanding, in order to an exact knowledge of the secret of the God; 3 in which are all the treasures of the wisdom and of the knowledge stored up. 4 This but I say, that not any one you may deceive with plausible speech. 5 If for even in the flesh I am absent, still in the spirit with you I am, rejoicing and beholding of you the order, and the stability of the in Anointed faith of you. 6 As therefore you received the Anointed Jesus the Lord, in him walk you, 7 having been rooted and being build up in him, and being established in the faith, as you were taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. 8 See you, not any one you shall be the making a prey by means of the philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of the men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Anointed. 9 Because in him dwells all the fulness of the deity bodily, 10 and you are by him having been filled; who is the head of all governments and authority; 11 in whom also you were circumcised with a circumcision not done by hand, in the putting off of the body of the flesh, in the circumcision of the Anointed, 12 having been buried with him by the dipping; in which also you were raised by means of the faith of the strong working of the God of that one having raised him out of dead ones; 13 and you, dead being in the faults and by the uncircumcision of the flesh of you, he made alive together with him, having freely forgiven us all the faults; 14 having blotted out that against us written by hand in the ordinances, which was contrary to us, and it he has removed out of the midst, having nailed it to the cross; 15 having stripped off the governments and the authorities, he made a show by publicity, having triumphed over them in it. 16 Not therefore any one you let judge in food or in drink, or in respect of a feast, or of a new moon, or of sabbaths; 17 which are a shadow of the things about coming, the but body of Anointed. 18 No one you let deprive of the prize, wishing by humility of mind and a religious worship of the messengers, what things not he has seen prying into, without cause being puffed up by the mind of the flesh of himself, 19 and not holding firmly the head, from whom all the body, by means of the joints and ligaments being served and being compacted, grows the growth of the God. 20 If you died with Anointed from the elements of the world, why as living in world do you impose on yourselves ordinances; 21 (not thou shouldst have touched, nor thou shouldst have tasted, nor thou shouldst have handled? 22 which is all for corruption in the using,) according to the commands and teachings of the men; which things is a wordy show indeed having of wisdom in self-devised worship and humility and non-indulgence of body, not in honor any, for a filling up of the flesh.
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