20 [a]Therefore, if you (A)died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, (B)why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations— 21 (C)“Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,” 22 which all concern things which perish with the using—(D)according to the commandments and doctrines of men? 23 (E)These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and [b]neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 2:20 NU, M omit Therefore
  2. Colossians 2:23 severe treatment, asceticism