Parallel Bible results for Colossians 2:16-19

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Colossians 2:16-19

MSG 16 So don't put up with anyone pressuring you in details of diet, worship services, or holy days. NIV 16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. MSG 17 All those things are mere shadows cast before what was to come; the substance is Christ. NIV 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. MSG 18 Don't tolerate people who try to run your life, ordering you to bow and scrape, insisting that you join their obsession with angels and that you seek out visions. They're a lot of hot air, that's all they are. NIV 18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions. MSG 19 They're completely out of touch with the source of life, Christ, who puts us together in one piece, whose very breath and blood flow through us. He is the Head and we are the body. We can grow up healthy in God only as he nourishes us. NIV 19 He has lost connection with the Head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.