13 For (A)if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you (B)put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

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13 for if you are living according to the [impulses of the] flesh, you are going to die. But if [you are living] by the [power of the Holy] Spirit you are habitually putting to death the sinful deeds of the body, you will [really] live forever.

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13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die;(A) but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body,(B) you will live.(C)

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Not Legalism but Christ

11 In Him you were also (A)circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by (B)putting off the body [a]of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 2:11 NU omits of the sins

11 In Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, but by the [spiritual] circumcision of Christ in the stripping off of the body of the flesh [the sinful carnal nature],

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11 In him you were also circumcised(A) with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh[a](B) was put off when you were circumcised by[b] Christ,

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Footnotes

  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

But if we (A)walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and (B)the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

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but if we [really] walk in the Light [that is, live each and every day in conformity with the precepts of God], as He Himself is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another [He with us, and we with Him], and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin [by erasing the stain of sin, keeping us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].

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But if we walk in the light,(A) as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[a] sin.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 1:7 Or every

(A)He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, (B)that He might destroy the works of the devil.

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The one who practices sin [separating himself from God, and offending Him by acts of disobedience, indifference, or rebellion] is of the devil [and takes his inner character and moral values from him, not God]; for the devil has sinned and violated God’s law from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.

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The one who does what is sinful is of the devil,(A) because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God(B) appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.(C)

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25 “I, even I, am He who (A)blots out your transgressions (B)for My own sake;
(C)And I will not remember your sins.

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25 
“I, only I, am He who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake,
And I will not remember your sins.

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25 “I, even I, am he who blots out
    your transgressions,(A) for my own sake,(B)
    and remembers your sins(C) no more.(D)

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And (A)the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.

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“And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the hearts of your descendants [that is, He will remove the desire to sin from your heart], so that you will love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul, so that you may live [as a recipient of His blessing].

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The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants,(A) so that you may love(B) him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.

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