كولوسي 2 – NAV & NIRV

Ketab El Hayat

كولوسي 2:1-23

1فَإِنِّي أُرِيدُ أَنْ تَعْلَمُوا مِقْدَارَ جِهَادِي لأَجْلِكُمْ وَلأَجْلِ الَّذِينَ فِي مَدِينَةِ لاوُدِكِيَّةَ، وَلأَجْلِ جَمِيعِ الَّذِينَ لَا يَعْرِفُونَنِي بِالْوَجْهِ، 2بِغَرَضِ أَنْ تَتَشَجَّعَ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَتَكُونَ كُلُّهَا مُتَّحِدَةً فِي الْمَحَبَّةِ، لِبُلُوغِ الإِدْرَاكِ التَّامِّ بِكُلِّ غِنَاهُ، لِمَعْرِفَةِ سِرِّ اللهِ، أَيِ الْمَسِيحِ، 3الْمَخْزُونَةِ فِيهِ كُنُوزُ الْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَعْرِفَةِ كُلُّهَا.

4أَقُولُ هَذَا حَتَّى لَا يُضَلِّلَكُمْ أَحَدٌ بِكَلامٍ خَدَّاعٍ. 5فَمَعَ أَنِّي فِي الْجَسَدِ غَائِبٌ، إِلّا أَنِّي فِي الرُّوحِ حَاضِرٌ مَعَكُمْ، أَفْرَحُ إِذْ أُشَاهِدُ تَرْتِيبَكُمْ وَثَبَاتَكُمْ فِي الإِيمَانِ بِالْمَسِيحِ.

الحرية في المسيح

6فَمِثْلَمَا قَبِلْتُمُ الْمَسِيحَ يَسُوعَ الرَّبَّ، فَفِيهِ اسْلُكُوا 7وَأَنْتُمْ مُتَأَصِّلُونَ وَمَبْنِيُّونَ فِيهِ وَرَاسِخُونَ فِي الإِيمَانِ الْمُوَافِقِ لِمَا تَعَلَّمْتُمْ وَفَائِضُونَ بِالشُّكْرِ. 8احْذَرُوا أَنْ يُوقِعَكُمْ أَحَدٌ فَرِيسَةً بِالْفَلْسَفَةِ وَالْغُرُورِ الْبَاطِلِ، عَمَلاً بِتَقَالِيدِ النَّاسِ وَأَرْكَانِ الْعَالَمِ؛ مِمَّا لَا يُوَافِقُ الْمَسِيحَ. 9فَفِيهِ، جَسَدِيًّا، يَحِلُّ اللهُ بِكُلِّ مِلْئِهِ، 10وَأَنْتُمْ مُكَمَّلُونَ فِيهِ. فَهُوَ رَأْسُ كُلِّ رَئَاسَةٍ وَسُلْطَةٍ؛ 11وَفِيهِ أَيْضاً خُتِنْتُمْ أَنْتُمْ خِتَاناً لَمْ تُجْرِهِ الأَيْدِي، إِذْ نُزِعَ عَنْكُمْ جَسَدُ الْخَطَايَا الْبَشَرِيُّ وَهَذَا هُوَ خِتَانُ الْمَسِيحِ: 12فَقَدْ دُفِنْتُمْ مَعَهُ فِي الْمَعْمُودِيَّةِ، وَفِيهَا أَيْضاً أُقِمْتُمْ مَعَهُ، عَنْ طَرِيقِ إِيمَانِكُمْ بِقُدْرَةِ اللهِ الَّذِي أَقَامَهُ مِنْ بَيْنِ الأَمْوَاتِ. 13فَأَنْتُمْ، إِذْ كُنْتُمْ أَمْوَاتاً فِي الْخَطَايَا وَعَدَمِ خِتَانِكُمُ الْجَسَدِيِّ، أَحْيَاكُمْ جَمِيعاً مَعَهُ؛ مُسَامِحاً لَنَا جَمِيعاً بِالْخَطَايَا كُلِّهَا. 14إِذْ قَدْ مَحَا صَكَّ الْفَرَائِضِ الْمَكْتُوبَ عَلَيْنَا وَالْمُنَاقِضَ لِمَصْلَحَتِنَا، بَلْ إِنَّهُ قَدْ أَزَالَهُ مِنَ الْوَسَطِ، مُسَمِّراً إِيَّاهُ عَلَى الصَّلِيبِ. 15وَإِذْ نَزَعَ سِلاحَ الرِّئَاسَاتِ وَالسُّلُطَاتِ، فَضَحَهُمْ جَهَاراً فِيهِ، وَسَاقَهُمْ فِي مَوْكِبِهِ ظَافِراً عَلَيْهِمْ.

الحرية من قوانين البشر

16فَلا يَحْكُمْ عَلَيْكُمْ أَحَدٌ فِي قَضِيَّةِ الأَكْلِ وَالشُّرْبِ، أَوْ فِي الْقَضَايَا الْمُتَعَلِّقَةِ بِالأَعْيَادِ وَرُؤُوسِ الشُّهُورِ وَالسُّبُوتِ؛ 17فَهَذِهِ كَانَتْ ظِلالاً لِمَا سَيَأْتِي، أَيْ لِلْحَقِيقَةِ الَّتِي هِيَ الْمَسِيحُ. 18لَا يَحْرِمْكُمْ أَحَدٌ مِنْ جَائِزَتِكُمْ، بِحَمْلِكُمْ عَلَى مَا يَرْغَبُ فِيهِ مِنْ إِظْهَارِ التَّوَاضُعِ وَالتَّعَبُّدِ لِلْمَلائِكَةِ، دَاخِلاً فِي رُؤى يَتَوَهَّمُهَا، وَقَدْ نَفَخَهُ بَاطِلاً ذِهْنُهُ الْجَسَدِيُّ، 19وَهُوَ غَيْرُ مُمْسِكٍ بِالرَّأْسِ الَّذِي مِنْهُ يَتَلَقَّى الْجَسَدُ كُلُّهُ غِذَاءَهُ وَتَمَاسُكَهُ بِالْمَفَاصِلِ وَالأَوْصَالِ، فَيَنْمُو النُّمُوَّ الَّذِي يَمْنَحُهُ اللهُ.

20فَمَادُمْتُمْ قَدْ مُتُّمْ مَعَ الْمَسِيحِ بِالنِّسْبَةِ لأَرْكَانِ الْعَالَمِ، فَلِمَاذَا، كَمَا لَوْ كُنْتُمْ عَائِشِينَ فِي الْعَالَمِ، تُخْضِعُونَ أَنْفُسَكُمْ لِفَرَائِضَ مِثْلِ هذِهِ: 21لَا تُمْسِكْ، لَا تَذُقْ، لَا تَلْمَسْ 22وَهذِهِ أَشْيَاءُ تُسْتَهْلَكُ وَتَزُولُ. فَتِلْكَ الْفَرَائِضُ هِيَ وَصَايَا الْبَشَرِ وَتَعَالِيمُهُمْ. 23لَهَا مَظَاهِرُ الْحِكْمَةِ لِمَا فِيهَا مِنْ إِفْرَاطٍ فِي الْعِبَادَةِ الْمُصْطَنَعَةِ، وَإِذْلالٍ لِلذَّاتِ، وَقَهْرٍ لِلْجَسَدِ؛ أُمُورٌ لَا قِيمَةَ لَهَا، وَمَا هِيَ إِلّا لإِرْضَاءِ الْمُيُولِ الْبَشَرِيَّةِ.

New International Reader’s Version

Colossians 2:1-23

1I want you to know how hard I am working for you. I’m concerned for those who are in Laodicea. I’m also concerned for everyone who has not met me in person. 2My goal is that their hearts may be encouraged and strengthened. I want them to be joined together in love. Then their understanding will be rich and complete. They will know the mystery of God. That mystery is Christ. 3All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in him. 4But I don’t want anyone to fool you with words that only sound good. 5So even though I am away from you in body, I am with you in spirit. And I am glad to see that you are controlling yourselves. I am happy that your faith in Christ is so strong.

Having All Things in Christ

6You received Christ Jesus as Lord. So keep on living your lives in him. 7Have your roots in him. Build yourselves up in him. Grow strong in what you believe, just as you were taught. Be more thankful than ever before.

8Make sure no one controls you. They will try to control you by using false reasoning that has no meaning. Their ideas depend on human teachings. They also depend on the basic spiritual powers of this world. They don’t depend on Christ.

9God’s whole nature is living in Christ in human form. 10Because you belong to Christ, you have been made complete. He is the ruler over every power and authority. 11When you received Christ, your circumcision was not done by human hands. Instead, your circumcision was done by Christ. He put away the person you used to be. At that time, sin’s power ruled over you. 12When you were baptized, you were buried together with Christ. And you were raised to life together with him when you were baptized. You were raised to life by believing in God’s work. God himself raised Jesus from the dead.

13At one time you were dead in your sins. Your desires controlled by sin were not circumcised. But God gave you new life together with Christ. He forgave us all our sins. 14He wiped out what the law said that we owed. The law stood against us. It judged us. But he has taken it away and nailed it to the cross. 15He took away the weapons of the powers and authorities. He made a public show of them. He won the battle over them by dying on the cross.

Freedom From Human Rules

16So don’t let anyone judge you because of what you eat or drink. Don’t let anyone judge you about holy days. I’m talking about special feasts and New Moons and Sabbath days. 17They are only a shadow of the things to come. But what is real is found in Christ. 18Some people enjoy pretending they aren’t proud. They worship angels. But don’t let people like that judge you. These people tell you every little thing about what they have seen. They are proud of their useless ideas. That’s because their minds are not guided by the Holy Spirit. 19They aren’t connected anymore to the head, who is Christ. But the whole body grows from the head. The muscles and tendons hold the body together. And God causes it to grow.

20Some people still follow the basic spiritual powers of the world. But you died with Christ as far as these powers are concerned. So why do you act as if you still belong to the world? Here are the rules you follow. 21“Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!” 22Rules like these are about things that will pass away soon. They are based on merely human rules and teachings. 23It is true that these rules seem wise. Because of them, people give themselves over to their own kind of worship. They pretend they are humble. They treat their bodies very badly. But rules like these don’t help. They don’t stop people from chasing after sinful pleasures.