Colossians 2:16-23 LEB

Do Not Be Judged by Human Religious Rules

16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you with reference to eating ora drinking or participation in a feast or a new moon or a Sabbath,

References for Colossians 2:16

    • { 2:16 - Some manuscripts have "and"
      17 which are a shadow of what is to come, but the reality [is] Christ.
      18 Let no one condemn you, taking pleasure in humility and the worship of angels, going into detail [about] [the things] which he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,
      19 and not holding fast to the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by the ligaments and sinews, grows with the growth of God.
      20 If you have died with Christ to the elemental spirits of the world, why do you submit [to them] as [if] living in the world?
      21 "Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch,"
      22 which [things] are all [meant] for destruction by consuming according to human commandments and teachings,
      23 which [things] {although they have}b,c to be sure, an appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and humility and unsparing treatment of the body, {do not have any value}d against the indulgence of the flesh.

      References for Colossians 2:23

        • | 2:23 - Literally "having"
        • } 2:23 - *Here the participle ("having") is understood as concessive
        • ~ 2:23 - Literally "are not with any value"