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Colossians 2:8 New King James Version (NKJV)

Beware lest anyone [a]cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 2:8 Lit. plunder you or take you captive
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Colossians 2:8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, [a]rather than according to Christ.

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 2:8 Lit and not
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Colossians 2:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception [pseudo-intellectual babble], according to the tradition [and musings] of mere men, following the [a]elementary principles of this world, rather than following [the truth—the teachings of] Christ.

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 2:8 Perhaps a reference to ancient philosophies based on the belief that only the material world is real.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Colossians 2:8 King James Version (KJV)

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

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