13 Therefore the Lord said:

(A)“Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths
And honor Me (B)with their lips,
But have removed their hearts far from Me,
And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men,

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18 Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has [a]not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19 and not holding fast to (A)the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, (B)grows with the increase that is from God.

20 [b]Therefore, if you (C)died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, (D)why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations— 21 (E)“Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,” 22 which all concern things which perish with the using—(F)according to the commandments and doctrines of men?

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  1. Colossians 2:18 NU omits not
  2. Colossians 2:20 NU, M omit Therefore

14 not giving heed to Jewish fables and (A)commandments of men who turn from the truth.

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