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2:1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodikeia, and for as many as have not seen me panim el panim (directly, in person);
2:2 That their levavot might be encouraged, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of binah, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of Elohim, and of ha Avi, and of Mashiach;
2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of chokmah and daat.
2:4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
2:5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Mashiach.
2:6 As you have therefore received Mashiach Yehoshua (יהושע) Adonay, [so] walk you in Him:
2:7 Rooted and built up in Him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
2:8 Beware lest be anyone of you taken captive throught philosophy and empty deceit, according the tradition of men (oral tradition), after the elemental spirit of the world, and does not accord with the Mashiach.
2:9 For in Him dwells all the fulness of Deity dwells in bodily form.
2:10 And you are complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power:
2:11 In whom also you are circumcised with the Brit Milah made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the Brit Milah of Mashiach:
2:12 Buried with him in immersion, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of Elohim, who has raised him from the dead.
2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the orlat basar (uncircumcised) of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
2:14 Blotting 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 stake;
2:15 [And] having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
2:16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you in eating, and in drinking, or in regard to a feast day or a Rosh Hodesh, or of the shabbatot:
2:17 Which are a shadow of things in the Olam haBah; but the reality, the substance is Mashiach.
2:18 Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of messengers, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
2:19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increases with the increase of Elohim.
2:20 Wherefore if you be dead with Mashiach from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are you subject to ordinances,
2:21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;
2:22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the mitzvot and teaching of men?
2:23 Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
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