Therefore, as you have received (A)Christ Jesus the Lord, so [a](B)walk in Him, having been firmly (C)rooted and now being (D)built up in Him and (E)established [b]in [c]your faith, just as you (F)were instructed, and overflowing [d]with gratitude.

(G)See to it that there is no one who takes you captive through (H)philosophy and empty deception in accordance with human tradition, in accordance with the (I)elementary principles of the world, [e]rather than in accordance with Christ. For in Him all the (J)fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, 10 and in Him you have been (K)made [f]complete, and (L)He is the head [g]over every (M)ruler and authority; 11 and in Him (N)you were also circumcised with a circumcision performed without hands, in the removal of (O)the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been (P)buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also (Q)raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who (R)raised Him from the dead. 13 And [h]when you were (S)dead [i]in your wrongdoings and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He (T)made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our wrongdoings, 14 having canceled (U)the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and (V)He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 When He had [j](W)disarmed the (X)rulers and authorities, He (Y)made a public display of them, having (Z)triumphed over them through [k]Him.

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  1. Colossians 2:6 Or lead your life
  2. Colossians 2:7 Or by
  3. Colossians 2:7 Or the faith
  4. Colossians 2:7 One early ms in it with
  5. Colossians 2:8 Lit and not
  6. Colossians 2:10 Lit full
  7. Colossians 2:10 Lit of
  8. Colossians 2:13 Or although
  9. Colossians 2:13 Or by reason of
  10. Colossians 2:15 Or divested Himself of
  11. Colossians 2:15 Or it; i.e., the cross

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