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17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the reality[a] belongs to the Messiah.[b] 18 Let no one who delights in humility and the worship of angels cheat you out of the prize by rejoicing about what he has seen.[c] Such a person is puffed up for no reason by his carnal mind. 19 He does not hold on to the head, from whom the whole body, which is nourished and held together by its joints and ligaments, grows as God enables it.

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  1. Colossians 2:17 Or substance
  2. Colossians 2:17 Or Christ
  3. Colossians 2:18 Other mss. read what he has not seen