But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be (A)known by God, (B)how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless [a](C)elementary principles, to which you want to be enslaved all over again?

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  1. Galatians 4:9 Or rudimentary teachings

(A)See to it that there is no one who takes you captive through (B)philosophy and empty deception in accordance with human tradition, in accordance with the (C)elementary principles of the world, [a]rather than in accordance with Christ.

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  1. Colossians 2:8 Lit and not

20 (A)If you have died with Christ [a]to the (B)elementary principles of the world, (C)why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to (D)decrees, such as,

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  1. Colossians 2:20 Lit from

12 For though [a]by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you (A)the [b](B)elementary principles of the (C)actual words of God, and you have come to need (D)milk and not solid food.

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  1. Hebrews 5:12 Lit because of the time
  2. Hebrews 5:12 Lit elements of the beginning