13 And [a]when you were (A)dead [b]in your wrongdoings and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He (B)made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our wrongdoings, 14 having canceled (C)the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and (D)He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 When He had [c](E)disarmed the (F)rulers and authorities, He (G)made a public display of them, having (H)triumphed over them through [d]Him.

16 Therefore, no one is to [e](I)act as your judge in regard to (J)food and (K)drink, or in respect to a (L)festival or a (M)new moon, or a (N)Sabbath [f]day— 17 things which are only a (O)shadow of what is to come; but the [g]substance [h]belongs to Christ.

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  1. Colossians 2:13 Or although
  2. Colossians 2:13 Or by reason of
  3. Colossians 2:15 Or divested Himself of
  4. Colossians 2:15 Or it; i.e., the cross
  5. Colossians 2:16 Lit judge you
  6. Colossians 2:16 Or days
  7. Colossians 2:17 Lit body
  8. Colossians 2:17 Lit of Christ

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