The fulness of the Godhead dwells in Christ—Beware of being deceived by the traditions of men—The handwriting against us was nailed to the cross of Christ.
2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of aunderstanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, band of the Father, and of Christ;
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 aorder, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so awalk ye in him:
9 For in him dwelleth all the afulness of the Godhead bodily.
13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he aquickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
14 aBlotting 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.
17 Which are a ashadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
19 And not holding the aHead, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
21 a(Touch not; taste not; handle not;
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.