Of Saint Paul To The Colossians
Biblical Verses Omitted From Roman Catholic
covered in full in the Mass Readings
sometime at least every three years.
4-5 and 16-23 have been omitted from the Mass readings.
I say, that no man may deceive you by loftiness of words. 
though I be absent in body, yet in spirit I am with you; rejoicing, and
beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith which is in
Let no man therefore judge you in meat or in drink, or in
respect of a festival day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbaths,  Which
are a shadow of things to come, but the body is of Christ.  Let no
man seduce you, willing in humility, and religion of angels,
walking in the things which he hath not seen, in vain puffed up by the
sense of his flesh,  And
not holding the head, from which the whole body, by joints and bands,
being supplied with nourishment and compacted, groweth unto the
increase of God.
If then you be dead with Christ from the elements of this world, why do
you yet decree as though living in the world?  Touch
not, taste not, handle not:  Which
all are unto destruction by the very use, according to the precepts and
doctrines of men.  Which
things have indeed a shew of wisdom in superstition and humility, and
not sparing the body; not in any honour to the filling of the flesh.
3 verses 22 and 25 have been omitted from the
Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not
serving to the eye, as pleasing men, but in simplicity of heart,
fearing God. ...
that doth wrong, shall receive for that which he hath done wrongfully:
and there is no respect of persons with God.
4 verses 1-18
have been omitted from the Mass readings.
do to your servants that which is just and equal: knowing that you also
have a master in heaven.
instant in prayer; watching in it with thanksgiving: 
withal for us also, that God may open unto us a door of speech to speak
the mystery of Christ (for which also I am bound;) 
may make it manifest as I ought to speak. 
with wisdom towards them that are without, redeeming the time. 
speech be always in grace seasoned with salt: that you may know how you
ought to answer every man.
the things that concern me, Tychicus, our dearest brother, and faithful
minister and fellow servant in the Lord, will make known to you, 
have sent to you for this same purpose, that he may know the things
that concern you, and comfort your hearts, 
Onesimus, a most beloved and faithful brother, who is one of you. All
things that are done here, they shall make known to you.
Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, saluteth you, and Mark, the cousin
german of Barnabus, touching whom you have received commandments; if he
come unto you, receive him: 
Jesus, that is called Justus: who are of the circumcision: these only
are my helpers in the kingdom of God; who have been a comfort to me. 
Epaphras saluteth you, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus,
who is always solicitous for you in prayers, that you may stand
perfect, and full in all the will of God. 
bear him testimony that he hath much labour for you, and for them that
are at Laodicea, and them at Hierapolis. 
the most dear physician, saluteth you: and Demas. 
the brethren who are at Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church that is
in his house. 
And when this epistle shall have been read with you, cause that it be
read also in the church of the Laodiceans: and that you read that
which is of the Laodiceans
say to Archippus: Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in
the Lord, that thou fulfill it.
salutation of Paul with my own hand. Be mindful of my bands. Grace be
with you. Amen.
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