Colossians 2:13-14 has to do with Jesus forgiving us of our trespasses / sins. verse 13 – “...having forgiven you all trespasses;” verse 14 – “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances / record of debt....” These two phrases are appositives; they are equivalent. Jesus forgave our trespasses; HE blotted out our 'record of debt'. The 'handwriting of ordinances' is where our trespasses (sins) are written down ---- which Jesus "nailed to His cross". Jesus became sin for us - 2cor 5:21. -------------- different translations ----------- COLOSSIANS 2:14 The New Living Translation -- He canceled the record that contained the charges against us. He took it and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ's cross. GOD'S WORD -- He did this by erasing the charges that were brought against us by the written laws God had established. He took the charges away by nailing them to the cross. The Message -- the slate wiped clean, that old arrest warrant canceled and nailed to Christ's Cross. The Complete Jewish Bible -- He wiped away the bill of charges against us. Because of the regulations, it stood as a testimony against us; but he removed it by nailing it to the execution-stake.