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, 12 (C)buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through (D)faith in the working of God, (E)who raised Him from the dead.

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  1. Colossians 2:11 NU omits of the sins

11 and in Him (A)you were also circumcised with a circumcision performed without hands, in the removal of (B)the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been (C)buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also (D)raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who (E)raised Him from the dead.

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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], 12 having been buried with Him in baptism and raised with Him [to a new life] through [your] faith in the working of God, [as displayed] when He raised Christ from the dead.

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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, 12 having been buried with him in baptism,(C) in which you were also raised with him(D) through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.(E)

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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

11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

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Or do you not know that (A)as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus (B)were baptized into His death? Therefore we were (C)buried with Him through baptism into death, that (D)just as Christ was raised from the dead by (E)the glory of the Father, (F)even so we also should walk in newness of life.

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Or do you not know that all of us who have been (A)baptized into (B)Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been (C)buried with Him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was (D)raised from the dead through the (E)glory of the Father, so we too may walk in (F)newness of life.

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Or are you ignorant of the fact that all of us who have been [a]baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We have therefore been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory and power of the Father, we too might walk habitually in newness of life [abandoning our old ways].

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 6:3 “Baptize” is a transliteration of the Greek word baptizo, which means to submerge an object into liquid. In this passage Christ becomes the liquid, metaphorically, and those who are baptized into Him remain in Him forever and benefit from His experiences, including His death. The best news is that Jesus was resurrected, so believers will also experience resurrection (those who are alive when Christ returns will experience a physical transformation). But even now believers experience a kind of resurrection in that they live new lives (as Paul says, “walk in newness of life”) in a wonderful new relationship with God and their fellow believers.

Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized(A) into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death(B) in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead(C) through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.(D)

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Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

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