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Galatians 4:9 New King James Version (NKJV)

But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage?

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Galatians 4:9 New International Version (NIV)

But now that you know God—or rather are known by God—how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable forces[a]? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again?

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 4:9 Or principles
New International Version (NIV)

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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 International Version (NIV)

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces[a] of this world rather than on Christ.

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 2:8 Or the basic principles; also in verse 20
New International Version (NIV)

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Colossians 2:20 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—

Footnotes:

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

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Colossians 2:20 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:

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Hebrews 5:12 New King James Version (NKJV)

Spiritual Immaturity

12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the [a]oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 5:12 sayings, Scriptures
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Hebrews 5:12 New International Version (NIV)

12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!

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Hebrews 9:10 New King James Version (NKJV)

10 concerned only with foods and drinks, various [a]washings, and fleshly ordinances imposed until the time of reformation.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 9:10 Lit. baptisms
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Hebrews 9:10 New International Version (NIV)

10 They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings—external regulations applying until the time of the new order.

New International Version (NIV)

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