Spiritual Fullness in Christ

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord,(A) continue to live your lives in him, rooted(B) and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught,(C) and overflowing with thankfulness.

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy,(D) which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces[a] of this world(E) rather than on Christ.

For in Christ all the fullness(F) of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head(G) over every power and authority.(H)

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  1. Colossians 2:8 Or the basic principles; also in verse 20

(A)As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, (B)rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding [a]in it with thanksgiving.

Beware lest anyone [b]cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to (C)the tradition of men, according to the (D)basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For (E)in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead [c]bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the (F)head of all [d]principality and power.

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  1. Colossians 2:7 NU omits in it
  2. Colossians 2:8 Lit. plunder you or take you captive
  3. Colossians 2:9 in bodily form
  4. Colossians 2:10 rule and authority

Fullness of Life in Christ

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives[a] in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe,[b] and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10 and you have come to fullness in him, who is the head of every ruler and authority.

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 2:6 Gk to walk
  2. Colossians 2:8 Or the rudiments of the world