20 If with Christ (A)you died to the (B)elemental spirits of the world, (C)why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations— 21 (D)“Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” 22 ((E)referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to (F)human precepts and teachings? 23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in (G)promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are (H)of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.

Put On the New Self

(I)If then you have been raised with Christ, seek (J)the things that are above, where Christ is, (K)seated at the right hand of God. (L)Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For (M)you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ (N)who is your[a] life (O)appears, then you also will appear with him (P)in glory.

Footnotes

  1. Colossians 3:4 Some manuscripts our

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