See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy,(A) which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces[a] of this world(B) rather than on Christ.

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  1. Colossians 2:8 Or the basic principles; also in verse 20

So also, when we were underage, we were in slavery(A) under the elemental spiritual forces[a] of the world.(B)

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  1. Galatians 4:3 Or under the basic principles

But now that you know God—or rather are known by God(A)—how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable forces[a]? Do you wish to be enslaved(B) by them all over again?(C)

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  1. Galatians 4:9 Or principles