(A)Let no man deceive you with vain words: for, for such things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

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18 [a]Let no man at his pleasure bear rule over you by [b]humbleness of mind, and worshipping of Angels, [c]advancing himself in those things which he never saw, [d][e]rashly puffed up with his fleshly mind,

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 2:18 He disputeth against the first kind of corruptions, and setteth down the worshipping of Angels for an example: which kind of false religion he confuteth, first this way: because that they which being in such a worship, attribute that unto themselves which is proper only to God, to wit, authority to bind men’s consciences with religion, although they seem to bring in these things by humbleness of mind.
  2. Colossians 2:18 By a foolish humbleness of mind: for otherwise humbleness is a virtue. For these Angel worshippers blamed such of pride, as would go straight to God, and use no other under means besides Christ.
  3. Colossians 2:18 Secondly, because they rashly thrust upon them for oracles, those things which they neither saw nor heard, but devised of themselves.
  4. Colossians 2:18 Thirdly, because these things have no other ground, whereupon they are built, but only the opinion of men, which please themselves without all measure in their own duties.
  5. Colossians 2:18 Without reason.