Colossians 2:13
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English Standard Version
And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,

King James Bible
And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

American Standard Version
And you, being dead through your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, you, I say , did he make alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you, when you were dead in your sins, and the uncircumcision of your flesh; he hath quickened together with him, forgiving you all offences:

English Revised Version
And you, being dead through your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, you, I say, did he quicken together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses;

Webster's Bible Translation
And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he made alive together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

Weymouth New Testament
And to you--dead as you once were in your transgressions and in the uncircumcision of your natural state--He has nevertheless given Life with Himself, having forgiven us all our transgressions.

Colossians 2:13 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Dead (νεκροὺς)

Morally, as Ephesians 2, Ephesians 1:5; Romans 6:11. In your sins (ἐν τοῖς παραπτῶμασιν) The best texts omit ἐν in, and the dative is instrumental, through or by. Rev., through your trespasses. See on Matthew 6:14.

The uncircumcision of your flesh

That sinful, carnal nature of which uncircumcision was the sign, and which was the source of the trespasses. Compare Ephesians 2:11.

He quickened together (συνεζωοποίησεν)

Only here and Ephesians 2:5. Endowed with a new spiritual life, as Colossians 2:12. This issues in immortal life. Compare Ephesians 2:6.

Having forgiven us (χαρισάμενος ἡμῖν)

Freely (χάρις grace, free gift), as Luke 7:42; 2 Corinthians 2:7, 2 Corinthians 2:10; Colossians 3:13. Note the change of pronoun from you to us, believers generally, embracing himself. This change from the second to the first person, or, vice versa, is common in Paul's writings. See Colossians 1:10-13; Colossians 3:3, Colossians 3:4; Ephesians 2:2, Ephesians 2:3, Ephesians 2:13, Ephesians 2:14; Ephesians 4:31, Ephesians 4:32.

Colossians 2:13 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

dead.

Ezekiel 37:1-10 The hand of the LORD was on me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD...

Luke 9:60 Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go you and preach the kingdom of God.

Luke 15:24,32 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry...

Romans 6:13 Neither yield you your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin: but yield yourselves to God...

2 Corinthians 5:14,15 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead...

Ephesians 2:1,5,6 And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins...

Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

1 Timothy 5:6 But she that lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.

Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on to perfection...

Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God...

James 2:17,20,26 Even so faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone...

the uncircumcision.

Ephesians 2:11 Why remember, that you being in time past Gentiles in the flesh...

he.

Psalm 71:20 You, which have showed me great and sore troubles, shall quicken me again, and shall bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

Psalm 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for your word has quickened me.

John 5:21 For as the Father raises up the dead, and vivifies them; even so the Son vivifies whom he will.

John 6:63 It is the spirit that vivifies; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Romans 4:17 (As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who vivifies the dead...

Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you...

1 Corinthians 15:36,45 You fool, that which you sow is not quickened, except it die...

2 Corinthians 3:6 Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills...

*marg:

1 Timothy 6:13 I give you charge in the sight of God, who vivifies all things, and before Christ Jesus...

having.

Psalm 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, said the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow...

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him...

Jeremiah 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me...

Acts 13:38,39 Be it known to you therefore, men and brothers, that through this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins...

2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses to them...

Hebrews 8:10-12 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, said the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind...

1 John 1:7-9 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another...

1 John 2:12 I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.

Cross References
Luke 15:24
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.' And they began to celebrate.

Ephesians 2:1
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins

Ephesians 2:5
even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ--by grace you have been saved--

Colossians 2:12
having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.

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