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, 21 “Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!” 22 (which all refer (E)to things destined to perish [b]with use)—in accordance with the (F)commandments and teachings of men? 23 These are matters which have, to be sure, the [c]appearance of wisdom in [d](G)self-made religion and self-abasement and (H)severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against (I)fleshly indulgence.

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 2:20 Lit from
  2. Colossians 2:22 Or by being consumed
  3. Colossians 2:23 Lit report; Gr logos
  4. Colossians 2:23 Or would-be religion

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