20 Since you died with Christ(A) to the elemental spiritual forces of this world,(B) why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules:(C) 21 “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? 22 These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish(D) with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings.(E) 23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility(F) and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.

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For you died,(A) and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your[a] life,(B) appears,(C) then you also will appear with him in glory.(D)

Put to death,(E) therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature:(F) sexual immorality,(G) impurity, lust, evil desires and greed,(H) which is idolatry.(I)

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