THE EPISTLE OF PAVL THE Apostle to the Colossians. Chapter 2
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1 Hee still exhorteth them to bee constant in Christ, 8 To beware of Philosophie, and vaine traditions, 18 worshipping of Angels, 20 and Legall Ceremonies, which are ended in Christ.
1For I would that ye knew what great conflict I haue for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as haue not seene my face in the flesh:1
2That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in loue, and vnto all riches of the full assurance of vnderstanding, to the acknowledgement of the mysterie of God, and of the Father, and of Christ,
3In whom are hid all the treasures of wisedome, and knowledge.3
4And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with entising words.
5For though I bee absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, ioying and beholding your order, and the stedfastnesse of your faith in Christ.
6As yee haue therefore receiued Christ Iesus the Lord, so walke yee in him:
How to walke in Christ Iesus.
7Rooted and built vp in him, and stablished in the faith, as yee haue bene taught, abounding therein with thankesgiuing.
8Beware lest any man spoile you through Philosophie and vaine deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ:8
9For in him dwelleth all the fulnesse of the Godhead bodily.
10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principalitie, & power.
11In whom also ye are circumcised with the Circumcision made without handes, in putting off the body of the sinnes of the flesh, by the Circumcision of Christ:
12Buried with him in Baptisme, wherein also you are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
13And you being dead in your sinnes, and the vncircumcision of your flesh, hath hee quickened together with him, hauing forgiuen you all trespasses,
14Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances, that was against vs, which was contrary to vs, and tooke it out of the way, nayling it to his Crosse:
15And hauing spoyled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing ouer them in it.15
16Let no man therefore iudge you in meat, or in drinke, or in respect of an Holy day, or of the New moone, or of the Sabbath dayes:16
17Which are a shadow of things to come, but the body is of Christ.
18Let no man beguile you of your reward, in a voluntary humilitie, and worshipping of Angels, intruding into those things which hee hath not seene, vainely puft vp by his fleshly minde:18
19And not holding the head, from which all the body by ioynts and bands hauing nourishment ministred, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
20Wherefore if yee bee dead with Christ frō the rudiments of the world: why, as though liuing in the world, are ye subiect to ordinances?20
21(Touch not, taste not, handle not:
22Which all are to perish with the vsing) after the commandements and doctrines of men:
23Which things haue in deed a shew of wisedome in will-worship and humilitie, and neglecting of the body, not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.23
Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for Colossians Chapter 2
1 Or, feare or care.
3 Or, wherein.
8 Or, elements.
15 Or, in himselfe.
16 Or, for eating and drinking. , Or, in part.
18 Or, iudge against you. , Gr. being a voluntary. in humilitie.
20 Or, elements.
23 Or, punishing, or not sparing.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania