Don't be spoiled by philosophy
For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them
at Laodicea, 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 understanding, to the
acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
3In whom are hid all the
treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit,
joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been
taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
All wisdom and knowledge is hidden in Christ. 
8Beware lest any man spoil you
through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after
the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Don't let anyone spoil you with philosophy.
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
The entire Godhead lives bodily in Christ. 
11In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands,
in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of
You are circumcised with the circumcision of Christ,
a circumcision made without hands. 
12Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the
faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
You were buried with him in baptism
and you are risen with him in faith by God, 
who raised him from the dead. 
And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh,
hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
You were dead in the uncircumcision of your flesh,
but now you're alive with Christ,
who has forgiven all your sins. 
14Blotting 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;
And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them
openly, triumphing over them in it.
Erasing all the laws by nailing them to his cross. 
16Let no man therefore
judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday,
or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
So don't let anyone judge you for what you eat or drink,
or for how you observe holy days, new moon festivals,
or the sabbath. 
18Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and
worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen,
vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
Don't let anyone fool you about things he hasn't seen. 
And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands
having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the
increase of God.
Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why,
as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
(Touch not; taste not; handle not;
Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and
doctrines of men?
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
They aren't holding the head,
from which the body is nourished.