Colossians 2:14-23 NRS

14 erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands. He set this aside, nailing it to the cross.
15 He disarmed a the rulers and authorities and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in it.

References for Colossians 2:15

    • r 2:15 - Or [divested himself of]
      16 Therefore do not let anyone condemn you in matters of food and drink or of observing festivals, new moons, or sabbaths.
      17 These are only a shadow of what is to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.
      18 Do not let anyone disqualify you, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, dwelling b on visions, c puffed up without cause by a human way of thinking, d

      References for Colossians 2:18

        • s 2:18 - Other ancient authorities read [not dwelling]
        • t 2:18 - Meaning of Gk uncertain
        • u 2:18 - Gk [by the mind of his flesh]
          19 and not holding fast to the head, from whom the whole body, nourished and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows with a growth that is from God.
          20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the universe, e why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations,

          References for Colossians 2:20

            • v 2:20 - Or [the rudiments of the world]
              21 "Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch"?
              22 All these regulations refer to things that perish with use; they are simply human commands and teachings.
              23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-imposed piety, humility, and severe treatment of the body, but they are of no value in checking self-indulgence. f

              References for Colossians 2:23

                • w 2:23 - Or [are of no value, serving only to indulge the flesh]