Main point summary
Walk by faith and in gratitude, clinging to Christ because he is God, he has brought about your new birth and resurrection, and has defeated your enemies.
h Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord,
so walk in him,
and j built up in him
and k established in the faith,
just l as you were taught,
abounding m in thanksgiving.
See to it that no one takes you captive
by n philosophy
and o empty deceit,
according to p human tradition,
according to the q elemental spirits 1 of the world,
and not according to Christ.
For r in him the whole fullness of deity dwells s bodily,
and t you have been filled in him,
who is u the head of all rule
In him also v you were circumcised
with a circumcision made without hands,
by w putting off the body of the flesh,
by the circumcision of Christ,
x having been buried with him in baptism,
in which y you were also raised with him
through faith in z the powerful working of God,
z who raised him from the dead.
a And you,
who were dead in your trespasses
and the uncircumcision of your flesh,
God b made alive together with him,
having forgiven us all our trespasses,
by c canceling d the record of debt
that stood against us
with its legal demands.
This he set aside,
nailing it to the cross.
w He disarmed the rulers
and authorities 1
and e put them to open shame,
by f triumphing over them in him. 2