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Colossians

2:1 I want to give you some concept of the tremendous struggle I’m in for your sakes, and also for those in Laodicea and whoever else hasn’t met me in person.

θελω
G2309
I-am-choosing
γαρ
G1063
because
ὑμας
G5209
yous
ειδεναι
G1492
to-look
ἡλικον
G2245
tremendous
αγωνα
G73
contest
εχω
G2192
I-have
ὑπερ
G5228
over
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
και
G2532
and
των
G3588
[of]-the
εν
G1722
in
λαοδικεια
G2993
[to]-Laodicea
και
G2532
and
ὁσοι
G3745
whoever
ουχ
G3756
not
ἑορακαν
G3708
they-have-seen
το
G3588
the
προσωπον
G4383
face
μου
G3450
[of]-me
εν
G1722
in
σαρκι
G4561
[to]-flesh

2:2 The struggle is to console their hearts and unite them in love, in a fully rich and firm conviction of understanding that realizes the secret of God and of the Anointed.

ἱνα
G2443
that
παρακληθωσιν
G3870
we-may-be-comforted
αἱ
G3588
the
καρδιαι
G2588
hearts
αυτων
G846
[of]-them
συμβιβασθεντες
G4822
being-united
εν
G1722
in
αγαπη
G26
love
και
G2532
and
εις
G1519
into
παν
G3956
all
πλουτος
G4149
wealth
της
G3588
[of]-the
πληροφοριας
G4136
[of]-firm-conviction
της
G3588
[of]-the
συνεσεως
G4907
[of]-mental-mastery
εις
G1519
into
επιγνωσιν
G1922
recognition
του
G3588
[of]-the
μυστηριου
G3466
[of]-secret
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed

2:3 All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are concealed in him.

εν
G1722
in

G3739
[to]-whom
εισιν
G1526
they-are
παντες
G3956
all
οἱ
G3588
the
θησαυροι
G2344
treasures
της
G3588
[of]-the
σοφιας
G4678
[of]-wisdom
και
G2532
and
της
G3588
[of]-the
γνωσεως
G1108
[of]-knowledge
αποκρυφοι
G614
cloaked

2:4 Now I am saying all this so that no one scams you with smooth talk.

τουτο
G5124
this
λεγω
G3004
I-am-saying
ἱνα
G2443
that
μηδεις
G3367
not-even-one
ὑμας
G5209
yous
παραλογιζηται
G3884
may-scam
εν
G1722
in
πιθανολογια
G4086
[to]-persuasive-word

2:5 Although I am not with you physically I am with you in spirit, and I’m happy to see that you are solidly aligned due to your trust in the Anointed.

ει.
G1487
if
γαρ
G1063
because
και
G2532
and
τη
G3588
[to]-the
σαρκι
G4561
[to]-flesh
απειμι
G548
I-am-absent
αλλα
G235
but
τω
G3588
[to]-the
πνευματι
G4151
[to]-breath
συν
G4862
together-with
ὑμιν
G5213
[to]-yous
ειμι
G1510
I-am
χαιρων
G5463
being-happy
και
G2532
and
βλεπων
G991
observing
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
την
G3588
the
ταξιν
G5010
order
και
G2532
and
το
G3588
the
στερεωμα
G4733
solidness
της
G3588
[of]-the
εις
G1519
into
χριστον
G5547
anointed
πιστεως
G4102
[of]-trust
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous

2:6 Seeing that you accepted Anointed Jesus the Master, keep pace with him.

ὡς
G5613
as
ουν
G3767
then
παρελαβετε
G3880
yous-accepted
τον
G3588
the
χριστον
G5547
anointed
ιησουν
G2424
Jesus
τον
G3588
the
κυριον
G2962
master
εν
G1722
in
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]
περιπατειτε
G4043
yous-walk-around!

2:7 You have been founded and constructed in him and confirmed in the faith you were taught, overflowing with gratitude.

ερριζωμενοι
G4492
having-been-rooted
και
G2532
and
εποικοδομουμενοι
G2026
being-built-upon
εν
G1722
in
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]
και
G2532
and
βεβαιουμενοι
G950
being-confirmed
τη
G3588
[to]-the
πιστει
G4102
[to]-trust
καθως
G2531
according-to
εδιδαχθητε
G1321
yous-were-taught
περισσευοντες
G4052
exceeding
εν
G1722
in
ευχαριστια
G2169
[to]-thanksgiving

2:8 So beware that no one loots you by means of the philosophy and hollow delusion that come from human tradition; these are aligned with the elements of the world and not with the Anointed.

βλεπετε
G991
yous-observe!
μη
G3361
not
τις
G5101
who
ὑμας
G5209
yous
εσται
G2071
shall-be

G3588
the
συλαγωγων
G4812
looting
δια
G1223
through
της
G3588
[of]-the
φιλοσοφιας
G5385
[of]-philosophy
και
G2532
and
κενης
G2756
[of]-empty
απατης
G539
[of]-delusion
κατα
G2596
down
την
G3588
the
παραδοσιν
G3862
tradition
των
G3588
[of]-the
ανθρωπων
G444
[of]-people
κατα
G2596
down
τα
G3588
the
στοιχεια
G4747
elements
του
G3588
[of]-the
κοσμου
G2889
[of]-arrangement
και
G2532
and
ου
G3756
not
κατα
G2596
down
χριστον
G5547
anointed

2:9 The entirety of the Divine Nature is embodied in him,

ὁτι
G3754
since
εν
G1722
in
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]
κατοικει
G2730
is-dwelling
παν
G3956
all
το
G3588
the
πληρωμα
G4138
completion
της
G3588
[of]-the
θεοτητος
G2320
divine-nature
σωματικως
G4985
bodily

2:10 and you have been made complete by him who is the source of every rule and authority.

και
G2532
and
εστε
G2075
yous-are
εν
G1722
in
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]
πεπληρωμενοι
G4137
having-been-filled-up
ὁς
G3739
who
εστιν
G2076
is

G3588
the
κεφαλη
G2776
[to]-head
πασης
G3956
[of]-every
αρχης
G746
[of]-origin
και
G2532
and
εξουσιας
G1849
[of]-jurisdiction

2:11 You were vicariously “circumcised”— not literally by human hands, but with the stripping-off of the physical body in the “circumcision” of the Anointed.

εν
G1722
in

G3739
[to]-whom
και
G2532
and
περιετμηθητε
G4137
having-been-filled-up
περιτομη
G4061
circumcision
αχειροποιητω
G886
[to]-not-made-by-hands
εν
G1722
in
τη
G3588
[to]-the
απεκδυσει
G555
[to]-divestment
του
G3588
[of]-the
σωματος
G4983
[of]-body
της
G3588
[of]-the
σαρκος
G4561
[of]-flesh
εν
G1722
in
τη
G3588
[to]-the
περιτομη
G4061
circumcision
του
G3588
[of]-the
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed

2:12 You were buried with him in the immersion, and you were raised with him through faith in what God did when he raised him up from the dead.

συνταφεντες
G4916
being-entombed-together
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]
εν
G1722
in
τω
G3588
[to]-the
βαπτισμω
G909
[to]-immersion
εν
G1722
in

G3739
[to]-whom
και
G2532
and
συνηγερθητε
G4891
yous-were-raised-together
δια
G1223
through
της
G3588
[of]-the
πιστεως
G4102
[of]-trust
της
G3588
[of]-the
ενεργειας
G1753
[of]-operation
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God
του
G3588
[of]-the
εγειραντος
G1453
[of]-awakening
αυτον
G846
him/her/it
εκ
G1537
out
νεκρων
G3498
[of]-the-dead

2:13 And yet you are dead— to your blunders and the “un-circumcision” of your flesh. But he made you alive with him and dealt kindly to us in all our blunders,

και
G2532
and
ὑμας
G5209
yous
νεκρους
G3498
dead
οντας
G5607
being
εν
G1722
in
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
παραπτωμασιν
G3900
[to]-blunders
και
G2532
and
τη
G3588
[to]-the
ακροβυστια
G203
[to]-foreskin
της
G3588
[of]-the
σαρκος
G4561
[of]-flesh
ὑμων
G5216
[of]-yous
συνεζωοποιησεν
G4806
enlivened-together
ὑμας
G5209
yous
συν
G4862
together-with
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]
χαρισαμενος
G5483
favoring
ἡμιν
G2254
[to]-us
παντα
G3956
all
τα
G3588
the
παραπτωματα
G3900
blunders

2:14 erasing the list of charges that were written up against us, and wiping it away by nailing it to the cross.

εξαλειψας
G1813
erasing
το
G3588
the
καθ᾽
G2596
according-to
ἡμων
G2257
[of]-us
χειρογραφον
G5498
bill
τοις
G3588
[to]-those
δογμασιν
G1378
[to]-decrees

G3588
the
ην
G2258
was
ὑπεναντιον
G5227
opposed
ἡμιν
G2254
[to]-us
και
G2532
and
αυτο
G846
it
ηρκεν
G142
has-elevated
εκ
G1537
out
του
G3588
[of]-the
μεσου
G3319
[of]-middle
προσηλωσας
G4338
nailing
αυτο
G846
it
τω
G3588
[to]-the
σταυρω
G4716
[to]-stake

2:15 After getting rid of the rulers and authorities too, he triumphed over them and boldly made a public spectacle of them.

απεκδυσαμενος
G554
divesting
τας
G3588
those
αρχας
G746
beginnings
και
G2532
and
τας
G3588
those
εξουσιας
G1849
[of]-jurisdiction
εδειγματισεν
G1165
made-public-spectacle
εν
G1722
in
παρρησια
G3954
[to]-publicity
θριαμβευσας
G2358
triumphing
αυτους
G846
them
εν
G1722
in
αυτω
G846
[to]-[him/her/it]

2:16 So then, do not let anyone judge you about food and drink, or about observing festivals or new moons or Sabbaths;

μη
G3361
not
ουν
G3767
then
τις
G5101
who
ὑμας
G5209
yous
κρινετω
G2919
let-him/her/it-judge!
εν
G1722
in
βρωσει
G1035
[to]-food
και
G2532
and
εν
G1722
in
ποσει
G4213
[to]-drink
η
G2228
or-else
εν
G1722
in
μερει
G3313
[to]-share
ἑορτης
G1859
[of]-festival
η
G2228
or-else
νεομηνιας
G3561
[of]-new-moon
η
G2228
or-else
σαββατων
G4521
[of]-sabbaths

2:17 those are all shadows of what is to come. As the body of the Anointed,


G3739
which
εστιν
G2076
is
σκια
G4639
shadow
των
G3588
[of]-the
μελλοντων
G3195
[of]-intending
το
G3588
the
δε
G1161
yet
σωμα
G4983
body
του
G3588
[of]-the
χριστου
G5547
[of]-anointed

2:18 let no one play the part of a referee against you. They’re always going on about their humility and seeing Messengers in their rituals— legends in their own carnal minds.

μηδεις
G3367
not-even-one
ὑμας
G5209
yous
καταβραβευετω
G2603
let-him/her/it-arbitrate-against!
θελων
G2309
choosing
εν
G1722
in
ταπεινοφροσυνη
G5012
[to]-humility
και
G2532
and
θρησκεια
G2356
[to]-ritual
των
G3588
[of]-the
αγγελων
G32
[of]-messengers

G3739
which
ἑωρακεν
G3708
has-seen
εμβατευων
G1687
stepping-in
εικη
G1500
for-nothing
φυσιουμενος
G5448
being-inflated
ὑπο
G5259
under
του
G3588
[of]-the
νοος
G3563
[of]-minds
της
G3588
[of]-the
σαρκος
G4561
[of]-flesh
αυτου
G846
[of]-self

2:19 They have lost connection with the Head out of whom the entire body grows from God, who supplies the ligaments and connects it all together.

και
G2532
and
ου
G3756
not
κρατων
G2902
forcefully-retaining
την
G3588
the
κεφαλην
G2776
head
εξ
G1537
out
οὑ
G3739
[of]-whom
παν
G3956
all
το
G3588
the
σωμα
G4983
body
δια
G1223
through
των
G3588
[of]-the
ἁφων
G860
[of]-connectors
και
G2532
and
συνδεσμων
G4886
[of]-bond-together
επιχορηγουμενον
G2023
being-supplied
και
G2532
and
συμβιβαζομενον
G4822
being-united
αυξει
G837
is-causing-to-grow
την
G3588
the
αυξησιν
G838
growth
του
G3588
[of]-the
θεου
G2316
[of]-God

2:20 So if, along with the Anointed, the elements of the world are now dead to you, why, as though you still live in the world, do you subject yourselves to its rules?

ει.
G1487
if
απεθανετε
G599
yous-died
συν
G4862
together-with
τω
G3588
[to]-the
χριστω
G5547
[to]-anointed
απο
G575
from
των
G3588
[of]-the
στοιχειων
G4747
[of]-elements
του
G3588
[of]-the
κοσμου
G2889
[of]-arrangement
τι
G5101
what
ὡς
G5613
as
ζωντες
G2198
living
εν
G1722
in
κοσμω
G2889
[to]-arrangement
δογματιζεσθε
G1379
yous-are-subject-to-decrees

2:21 “You should stay away from this, stop tasting that, don’t touch those”…

μη
G3361
not
ἁψη
G680
you-should-touch
μηδε
G3366
no-longer
γευση
G1089
you-should-taste
μηδε
G3366
no-longer
θιγης
G2345
you-may-come-in-contact

2:22 all those things will decay and be used up, since they are merely human edicts and instructions.


G3739
which
εστιν
G2076
is
παντα
G3956
all
εις
G1519
into
φθοραν
G5356
mortality
τη
G3588
[to]-the
αποχρησει
G671
from-usage
κατα
G2596
down
τα
G3588
the
ενταλματα
G1778
edicts
και
G2532
and
διδασκαλιας
G1319
[of]-instruction
των
G3588
[of]-the
ανθρωπων
G444
[of]-people

2:23 They do seem on the surface to be pious acts of wisdom and humility with their physical deprivations, but they are of no value for satisfying cravings.

ἁτινα
G3748
which-any
εστιν
G2076
is
λογον
G3056
saying
μεν
G3303
in-fact
εχοντα
G2192
having
σοφιας
G4678
[of]-wisdom
εν
G1722
in
εθελοθρησκεια
G1479
self-defined-piety
και
G2532
and
ταπεινοφροσυνη
G5012
[to]-humility
και
G2532
and
αφειδια
G857
mercilessness
σωματος
G4983
[of]-body
ουκ
G3756
not
εν
G1722
in
τιμη
G5092
worth
τινι
G5101
[to]-whom?
προς
G4314
toward
πλησμονην
G4140
gratification
της
G3588
[of]-the
σαρκος
G4561
[of]-flesh