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2 For aI would that ye knew what great ||bconflict I have for you, and for them at cLaodicea, and for das many as have not seen my face in the flesh; 2 That etheir hearts might be comforted, fbeing knit together in love, and unto gall riches of hthe full assurance of understanding, to ithe acknowledgement of iithe mystery of jGod, and of the Father, and of Christ; 3 ||In whom are hid all the treasures of kwisdom and lknowledge. 4 And this I say, mlest any man should nbeguile you owith enticing words. 5 For pthough I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your qorder, and the rstedfastness of your faith in Christ. 6 sAs ye have therefore streceived Christ Jesus the Lord, so swalk ye in him: 7 uRooted and wbuilt up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein xwith thanksgiving.
8 yBeware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after zthe tradition of men, after the ||rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9 For in him adwelleth all the bfulness of the Godhead cbodily. 10 And dye are complete in him, ewhich is the head of all fprincipality and fpower: 11 In whom also ye are circumcised with gthe circumcision made without hands, hin putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12 iBuried with him in baptism, wherein also jye are risen with him through kthe faith of lthe operation of God, mwho hath raised him from the dead. 13 nAnd you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 opBlotting out the handwriting of qordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and rtook it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 And shaving spoiled fprincipalities and fpowers, she made a shew of them openly, ttriumphing over them ||uin it.
16 Let no man therefore wjudge you ||xin meat, or in drink, or ||in respect of yan holyday, or of zthe new moon, or of athe sabbath days: 17 Which are ba shadow of things to come; but cthe body is of Christ. 18 dLet no man ||beguile you of your reward †in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, eintruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly fpuffed up by his fleshly mind, 19 And not gholding hthe Head, hfrom which all the body by joints and ibands iihaving nourishment ministered, and hknit together, jincreaseth with jjthe increase of God. 20 Wherefore kif ye be dead with Christ from the ||rudiments of the world, lwhy, as though living in the world, are ye msubject to ordinances, 21 n(Touch not; otaste not; handle not; 22 pWhich all are qto perish with the using;) after rthe commandments and rdoctrines of men? 23 sWhich things have indeed a shew of wisdom in twill worship, and thumility, and ||neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
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