Colossians 2:14-23 NIV

14 having canceled the written code, with its regulations,1 that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.2

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15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities,3 he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them4 by the cross.a

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    • d 2:15 - Or "them in him"
      16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you5 by what you eat or drink,6 or with regard to a religious festival,7 a New Moon celebration8 or a Sabbath day.9

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      17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come;10 the reality, however, is found in Christ.

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      18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility11 and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize.12 Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions.

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      19 He has lost connection with the Head,13 from whom the whole body,14 supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.15

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      20 Since you died with Christ16 to the basic principles of this world,17 why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules:18

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          21 "Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"?
          22 These are all destined to perish19 with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.20

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          23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility21 and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.

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