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Colossians 2:18-23 (English Standard Version)

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18 Let no one 1disqualify you, 2insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, 3going on in detail about visions,a4puffed up without reason by 5his sensuous mind, 19 and 6not 7holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God. 20 If with Christ 8you died to the 9elemental spirits of the world, 10why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations-- 21 11"Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch" 22 (12referring to things that all perish as they are used)--according to 13human precepts and teachings? 23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in 14promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are 15of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.
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