that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself. He forgave us all our sins,(Z) 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness,(AA) which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. 4:8; Heb. 15 (AI)He disarmed the rulers and authorities[b] and (AJ)put them to open shame, by (AK)triumphing over them in him.[c]. The original text was written in Koine Greek. (AL) Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind. All rights reserved. Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day—. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. He is the head over every power and authority. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 1:13), whereas their original commitment is to Jesus the Lord and the truth of Christ. But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. These are matters which have, to be sure, the. (F) 5 For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit(G) and delight to see how disciplined(H) you are and how firm(I) your faith in Christ(J) is. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 4 I am saying this so that no one will deceive you with arguments that sound reasonable. (, Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. “Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!”. 2 I want their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery —Christ. Salem Media Group. Verses 1-23. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as. Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him. Colossians 2 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assura... Read verse in King James Version of It is the Lord Christ you are serving. 2 For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you, for those in Laodicea, and for all who have not seen me in person. 2:1], Isa. 17 (AP)These are a shadow of the things to come, but (AQ)the substance belongs to Christ. Colossians 2:16. For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. Colossians 2 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB). Colossians 2:9-10 4 I say this in order (G)that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. 14 He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. [2], Paul warns the Colossians not to accept human speculation, regress to the religious perspectives common to fallen humanity, and return to the "domain of darkness" (cf. Colossians 2:8 Or elementary principles; also verse 20; Colossians 2:15 Probably demonic rulers and authorities; Colossians 2:15 Or in it (that is, the cross) Colossians 2:18 Or about the things he has seen Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. (W), 13 When you were dead in your sins(X) and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you[d] alive(Y) with Christ. [1] This chapter continues the exposition about the 'Servant of the Mystery' and the warning against errors.[2]. # 2:15 Or he stripped off. 1 I want you to know, then, what a struggle I am having on your behalf and on behalf of those in Laodicea, and on behalf of so many others who have never seen me face to face. New International Version (NIV), In contexts like this, the Greek word for, Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access, Isa 11:2; Jer 23:5; Ro 11:33; 1Co 1:24, 30, NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Personal Size, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print. 20 Since you died with Christ(AP) to the elemental spiritual forces of this world,(AQ) why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules:(AR) 21 “Do not handle! 12:29; Luke 10:18; John 12:31; 16:11; Eph. This chapter is divided into 23 verses. For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:11 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit; also in verse 13. He is the head over every power and authority. 5 For I may be absent in body, but I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see how well ordered you are and the strength of your faith in Christ. These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence. "By the circumcision of Christ": not the one at eight days old, that was performed to fulfill all the righteousness, but the one by his Spirit. Quote: "Great is circumcision, for notwithstanding all the commands which Abraham our father did, he was not called perfect until he was circumcised; as it is written, (, English Translation with Parallel Latin Vulgate,, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the L, Chinese Union Version (Traditional) (CUV). Nedarim, c. 3. sect. Paul took care to say that Christians were not under Jewish dietary laws (Colossians 2:16). 11. 53:12; Matt. (, The King James Version is in the public domain. When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions. and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority; For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in (BE)promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are (BF)of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh. Colossians 2 is the second chapter of the Epistle to the Colossians in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. For I want you to know how great a struggle I have on your behalf and for those who are at Laodicea, and for all those who have not personally seen my face.