For in Christ all the fullness(A) of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head(B) over every power and authority.(C) 11 In him you were also circumcised(D) with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh[a](E) was put off when you were circumcised by[b] Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism,(F) in which you were also raised with him(G) through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.(H)

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  1. 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.
  2. Colossians 2:11 Or put off in the circumcision of

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