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Colossians 2:20-23 New King James Version (NKJV)

20 [a]Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations— 21 “Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,” 22 which all concern things which perish with the using—according to the commandments and doctrines of men? 23 These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and [b]neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 2:20 NU, M omit Therefore
  2. Colossians 2:23 severe treatment, asceticism
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Colossians 2:20-23 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

20 If you have died with Christ [a]to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as, 21 “Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!” 22 (which all refer to things destined to perish [b]with use)—in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men? 23 These are matters which have, to be sure, the [c]appearance of wisdom in [d]self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 2:20 Lit from
  2. Colossians 2:22 Or by being consumed
  3. Colossians 2:23 Lit report; Gr logos
  4. Colossians 2:23 Or would-be religion
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Colossians 2:20-23 Amplified Bible (AMP)

20 If you have died with Christ to the [a]elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were still living in the world, do you submit to rules and regulations, such as, 21 “Do not handle [this], do not taste [that], do not [even] touch!”? 22 (these things all perish with use)—in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men. 23 These practices indeed have the appearance [that popularly passes as that] of wisdom in self-made religion and mock humility and severe treatment of the body (asceticism), but are of no value against sinful indulgence [because they do not honor God].

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 2:20 See note v 8.
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Colossians 2:20-23 New International Version (NIV)

20 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: 21 “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? 22 These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings. 23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.

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Colossians 2:20-23 King James Version (KJV)

20 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,

21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;

22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?

23 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 flesh.

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