1 For I would that ye knew what great a I have for you, and for them at b, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of a, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, b of the Father, and of Christ;
3 In whom are hid all the a of b and c.
4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your a, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so a ye in him:
7 a and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with b.
8 Beware lest any man a you through b and vain c, after the d of men, after the rudiments of the e, and not after Christ.
9 For in him dwelleth all the a of the Godhead bodily.
10 And ye are a in him, which is the head of all b and power:
11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the a made without hands, in putting off the b of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
12 a with him in b, wherein also ye are c with him through the faith of the d of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he a with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
14 a out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
16 Let no man therefore a you in b, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the c days:
17 Which are a a of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
18 Let no man a you of your reward in a voluntary b and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
19 And not holding the a, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
20 Wherefore if ye be a with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to b,
21 a not; taste not; handle not;
22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the a and b of men?
23 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.