Colossians 2
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1I WOULD that you knew how I struggled for your sakes and for the sake of those who are at La-od-i-ce’a, and for the rest who have not seen me personally; 2That their hearts may be comforted, and that they may be brought near by love to all the riches of the full assurance of understanding of the knowledge of the mystery of God, the Father, and of Christ, 3In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4And I say this, so that no man may beguile you with enticing words. 5For though I am far away from you in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, and I rejoice to see your orderliness and the sincerity of your faith in Christ.

6Just as you have therefore accepted Jesus Christ our LORD, so you must be led by him: 7Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

8Beware lest any man mislead you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the teaching of men, after the principles of the world, and not after Christ. 9For in him is embodied all the fulness of the Godhead. 10And it is through him that you also have been made complete, for he is the head of all angelic orders and powers: 11In whom also you are circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in putting off the sinful body by the circumcision of Christ: 12And you were buried with him in baptism, and by him you were raised with him, for you believed in the power of God who raised him from the dead. 13And you, who once were dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, he has granted to live with him, and he has forgiven you all your sins; 14And by his commandments he cancelled the written bond of our sins, which stood against us; and he took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15And by putting off his mortal body, he exposed the powers of evil, and through his person put them openly to shame.

16Let no man therefore create a disturbance among you about eating and drinking, or about the division of the feast days, the beginning of the months and the day of the sabbath: 17These are shadows of things to come; but the main objective is Christ. 18Let no man, by pretense of sincerity, doom you, so that you worship angels; for he is bold about the things he has not seen, and foolishly he is proud of his intellectual powers. 19That very person does not uphold the Head by which the whole body is constructed and stands with the joints and members; and grows through the discipline of God.

20Therefore, if you have died with Christ and are apart from the principles of the world why then should you be doomed as though living in the world? 21Do not touch; do not taste; do not follow; 22For these things are customs which are changeable and they are the commandments and doctrines of men. 23And it appears there is some word of wisdom in these things when presented by the humble person in fear of God; provided they disregard the things of the flesh, not those things which are honourable but only those things which satisfy the pleasure of the flesh.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

Colossians 1
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