20 1If you have died with Christ to the 2elementary principles of the world, 3why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to 4decrees, such as,

References for Colossians 2:20

21 "Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!"
22 (which all refer 5to things destined to perish with use )-in accordance with the 6commandments and teachings of men?

References for Colossians 2:22

    • y 2:22 - Or "by being consumed"
      23 These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in 7self-made religion and self-abasement and 8severe treatment of the body, but are of no * value against 9fleshly indulgence.

      References for Colossians 2:23

        • z 2:23 - Lit "report;" Gr "logos"
        • { 2:23 - Or "would-be religion"