Bible: Colossians 2:11-15

2:11 In him you also were circumcised – not, however, 1  with a circumcision performed by human hands, but by the removal 2  of the fleshly body, 3  that is, 4  through the circumcision done by Christ. 2:12 Having been buried with him in baptism, you also have been raised with him through your 5  faith in the power 6  of God who raised him from the dead. 2:13 And even though you were dead in your 7  transgressions and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, he nevertheless 8  made you alive with him, having forgiven all your transgressions. 2:14 He has destroyed 9  what was against us, a certificate of indebtedness 10  expressed in decrees opposed to us. He has taken it away by nailing it to the cross. 2:15 Disarming 11  the rulers and authorities, he has made a public disgrace of them, triumphing over them by the cross. 12 

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