Let noone keep a1defrauding you of your prize by 2delighting in bself-abasement and the worship of the angels, ctaking his stand on visions he has seen, d3inflatedwithoutcause by his 4fleshlymind,
and not holdingfast to 5the head, from whom6the entirebody, being supplied and heldtogether by the joints and eligaments, grows with a growthfwhich is from God.
207If you have died with Christgto the 8elementaryprinciples of the world, 9why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to 10decrees, such as,
"Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch !"
(whichall refer 11to things destined to perishhwith use )-in accordance with the 12commandments and teachings of men ?
23These are matterswhichhave, to be sure, the iappearance of wisdom in j13self-madereligion and self-abasement and 14severetreatment of the body, but are of novalueagainst15fleshlyindulgence.