20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the universe, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations,

References for Colossians 2:20

    • k 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.

      References for Colossians 2:23

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