Parallel Bible results for Colossians 2:16-23


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Colossians 2:16-23

WYC 16 Therefore no man judge you in meat, or in drink, or in part of feast day, or of new moon, or of sabbaths, 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. WYC 17 which be shadow of things to coming [which be shadow of things to come]; for the body is of Christ. NIV 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. WYC 18 No man deceive you, willing to teach in meekness, and [the] religion of angels, those things which he hath not seen, walking vainly, swollen with wit of his flesh [in-blown with wit of his flesh], 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. WYC 19 and not holding the head, of which all the body, by bands and joinings together [by bonds and joinings together] under-ministered and made, waxeth into [the] increasing of God. 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. WYC 20 For if ye be dead with Christ from the elements of the world, what yet as men living to the world deem ye? NIV 20 Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: WYC 21 That ye touch not, neither taste, neither treat with hands those things, [Neither ye shall touch, neither taste, neither treat with hands,] NIV 21 "Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"? WYC 22 which all be into death by that use, after the commandments and teachings of men; NIV 22 These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings. WYC 23 which have a reason of wisdom in vain religion and meekness [which be soothly having reason of wisdom in superstition, or vain religion, and meekness], and not to spare the body, not in any honour to the fulfilling of the flesh. NIV 23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.