Colossians 2:16-23 NRS

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 a on visions, b puffed up without cause by a human way of thinking, c

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, d 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. e

          References for Colossians 2:23

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