18 Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has [a]not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

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  1. Colossians 2:18 NU omits not

18 Take care that no one keeps [a](A)defrauding you of your prize by (B)delighting in humility and the worship of the angels, [b]taking his stand on visions he has seen, [c](C)inflated without cause by his (D)fleshly mind,

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  1. Colossians 2:18 Or deciding against you
  2. Colossians 2:18 Or going into detail about
  3. Colossians 2:18 Or conceited

18 Let no one defraud you of your prize [your freedom in Christ and your salvation] by insisting on mock humility and the worship of angels, going into detail about visions [he claims] he has seen [to justify his authority], puffed up [in conceit] by his unspiritual mind,

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18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility(A) and the worship of angels disqualify you.(B) Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind.

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18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

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Guard the Faith

20 O Timothy! (A)Guard what was committed to your trust, (B)avoiding the profane and [a]idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge—

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  1. 1 Timothy 6:20 empty chatter

20 (A)Timothy, protect (B)what has been entrusted to you, avoiding (C)worldly, empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge”—

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20 O Timothy, guard and keep safe the deposit [of godly truth] entrusted to you, turn away from worldly and godless chatter [with its profane, empty words], and the contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge”—

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20 Timothy, guard what has been entrusted(A) to your care. Turn away from godless chatter(B) and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge,

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20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

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14 (A)But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

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14 But [a]a (A)natural person (B)does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are (C)foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 2:14 Or an unspiritual

14 But the natural [unbelieving] man does not accept the things [the teachings and revelations] of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness [absurd and illogical] to him; and he is incapable of understanding them, because they are spiritually discerned and appreciated, [and he is unqualified to judge spiritual matters].

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14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God(A) but considers them foolishness,(B) and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.

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14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

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