Parallel Bible results for Colossians 2:20-23

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Colossians 2:20-23

ESV 20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations-- NIV 20 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: ESV 21 "Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch" NIV 21 “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? ESV 22 (referring to things that all perish as they are used)--according to human precepts and teachings? NIV 22 These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings. ESV 23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence 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.

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