Bible: Colossians 2:8-15

2:8 Be careful not to allow anyone to captivate you 1  through an empty, deceitful philosophy 2  that is according to human traditions and the elemental spirits 3  of the world, and not according to Christ. 2:9 For in him all the fullness of deity lives 4  in bodily form, 2:10 and you have been filled in him, who is the head over every ruler and authority. 2:11 In him you also were circumcised – not, however, 5  with a circumcision performed by human hands, but by the removal 6  of the fleshly body, 7  that is, 8  through the circumcision done by Christ. 2:12 Having been buried with him in baptism, you also have been raised with him through your 9  faith in the power 10  of God who raised him from the dead. 2:13 And even though you were dead in your 11  transgressions and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, he nevertheless 12  made you alive with him, having forgiven all your transgressions. 2:14 He has destroyed 13  what was against us, a certificate of indebtedness 14  expressed in decrees opposed to us. He has taken it away by nailing it to the cross. 2:15 Disarming 15  the rulers and authorities, he has made a public disgrace of them, triumphing over them by the cross. 16 

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