Since you died with Christ1 to the basic principles of this world,2 why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules:3
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"Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"?
These are all destined to perish4 with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.5
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Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility6 and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.
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