been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is. See to it that no one takes you captive through They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow. 15 When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him. 14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. persuasive argument. 4I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments. (which all refer to things destined to perish 16Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 28 We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. 23Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh. day--. For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ. of your faith in Christ. that is, Christ Himself. NASB. Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind. I say this so that no one will delude you with 12 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. 13When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you2:13 Some manuscripts us alive with Christ. Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh. 9For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus 2 Set your minds on the things that are above, not on the things that are on earth. the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, Colossians 1 New American Standard Bible: Par Thankfulness for Spiritual Attainments 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete unders... Read verse in New International Version