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Colossians 2:1
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For I want you to know how great a (a)struggle I have on your behalf and for those who are at (b)Laodicea, and for all those who have not [a]personally seen my face,
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Colossians 2:2
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that their (c)hearts may be encouraged, having been (d)knit together in love, and attaining to all (e)the wealth [b]that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a (f)true knowledge of (g)God's mystery, that is, Christ Himself,
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Colossians 2:3
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in whom are hidden all (h)the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
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Colossians 2:4
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(i)I say this so that no one will delude you with (j)persuasive argument.
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Colossians 2:5
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For even though I am (k)absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing [c]to see [d]your (l)good discipline and the (m)stability of your faith in Christ.
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Colossians 2:6
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Therefore as you have received (n)Christ Jesus the Lord, so [e](o)walk in Him,
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Colossians 2:7
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having been firmly (p)rooted and now being (q)built up in Him and (r)established [f]in your faith, just as you (s)were instructed, and overflowing [g]with gratitude.
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Colossians 2:8
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(t)See to it that no one takes you captive through (u)philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the (v)elementary principles of the world, [h]rather than according to Christ.
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Colossians 2:9
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For in Him all the (w)fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form,
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Colossians 2:10
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and in Him you have been (x)made [i]complete, and (y)He is the head [j]over all (z)rule and authority;
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Colossians 2:11
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and in Him (aa)you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of (ab)the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ;
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Colossians 2:12
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having been (ac)buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also (ad)raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who (ae)raised Him from the dead.
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Colossians 2:13
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When you were (af)dead [k]in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He (ag)made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,
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Colossians 2:14
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having canceled out (ah)the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and (ai)He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
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Colossians 2:15
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When He had [l](aj)disarmed the (ak)rulers and authorities, He (al)made a public display of them, having (am)triumphed over them through [m]Him.
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Colossians 2:16
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Therefore no one is to [n](an)act as your judge in regard to (ao)food or (ap)drink or in respect to a (aq)festival or a (ar)new moon or a (as)Sabbath [o]day—
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Colossians 2:17
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things which are (at)a mere shadow of what is to come; but the [p]substance [q]belongs to Christ.
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Colossians 2:18
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Let no one keep [r](au)defrauding you of your prize by (av)delighting in [s]self-abasement and the worship of the angels, [t]taking his stand on visions he has seen, [u](aw)inflated without cause by his (ax)fleshly mind,
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Colossians 2:19
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and not holding fast to (ay)the head, from whom (az)the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and [v]ligaments, grows with a growth [w]which is from God.
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Colossians 2:20
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(ba)If you have died with Christ [x]to the (bb)elementary principles of the world, (bc)why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to (bd)decrees, such as,
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Colossians 2:21
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"Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!"
Colossians 2:22
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(which all refer (be)to things destined to perish [y]with use)—in accordance with the (bf)commandments and teachings of men?
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Colossians 2:23
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These are matters which have, to be sure, the [z]appearance of wisdom in [aa](bg)self-made religion and self-abasement and (bh)severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against (bi)fleshly indulgence.
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