Colossians 21 I want for you to have known how great a struggle I am having (* for *NA~TR) you, and those in Laodicea, and as many as not have seen the face of me in [the] flesh,
2 that may be encouraged the hearts of them, (* being knit together *NA~TR) in love, and to (* all *NA~TR) (* the *NATR?) (* richness *NA~TR) of the full assurance (the) of understanding, to [the] knowledge of the mystery (the) of God, (* and Father and (the) *KJV) [which is] Christ,
3 in whom are all the treasures (the) of wisdom and (* (the) *KJV) of knowledge hidden.
4 This (* now *KJV) I say so that (* no one *NA~TR) you may delude by persuasive speech.
5 If truly indeed in the flesh I am absent, yet (the) in spirit with you I am, rejoicing and seeing your (the) good order and the firmness of the in Christ faith of you.
6 Just as therefore you have received (the) Christ Jesus the Lord, in Him do walk,
7 rooted and being built up in Him, and being strengthened in (* in *KJV) the faith just as you were taught, abounding (* in to her *KJV) with thanksgiving.
8 do take heed lest anyone you there will be who is taking captive through (the) philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition (the) of men, according to the principles of the world and not according to Christ.
9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Deity bodily;
10 and you are in Him completed, who is the head of all rule and authority,
11 in whom also you were circumcised with [the] circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body (* of the sins *KJV) of the flesh, in the circumcision (the) of Christ,
12 having been buried with Him in (the) (* baptism, *NA~TR) in which also you were raised with [Him] through the faith of the working (the) of God, the [One who] having raised Him out from (* of the *KJV) [the] dead.
13 And you dead being in the trespasses and in the uncircumcision of the flesh of you, He made alive together (* you *NA-TR) with Him, having forgiven us all the transgressions,
14 having blotted out the against us handwriting in the decrees, which was adverse to us; and it He has taken out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
15 Having disarmed the rulers and the authorities, He made a show [of them] in public, having triumphed over them in it.
16 Not therefore anyone you should judge in regard to food, (* or *NA~TR) in regard to drink, or in regard to a feast, or a New Moon, or Sabbaths,
17 which are a shadow of the things coming; the however body [is] (the) of Christ.
18 No one you should disqualify, delighting in humility and [the] worship of the angels, which (* not *KJV) he has seen detailing, vainly being puffed up by the mind of the flesh of him,
19 and not holding fast to the head, from whom all the body, by the joints and ligaments being supplied and being knit together, increases with the increase (the) of God.
20 If (* therefore *KJV) you have died with (* (the) *KJV) Christ away from the principles of the world, why as if living in [the] world, do you submit to decrees:
21 Not you may handle! Not you may taste! Not you may touch!
22 which are all unto decay with the use, according to the commandments and teachings (the) of men,
23 which are an appearance indeed having of wisdom, with self-imposed worship and with humility and with harsh treatment of [the] body, not of honor a certain, against [the] indulgence of the flesh.