Colossians 2:18
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New International Version
Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind.

New Living Translation
Don't let anyone condemn you by insisting on pious self-denial or the worship of angels, saying they have had visions about these things. Their sinful minds have made them proud,

English Standard Version
Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind,

Berean Study Bible
Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you with speculation about what he has seen. Such a man is puffed up without basis by his unspiritual mind,

Berean Literal Bible
Let no one disqualify you, delighting in humility and the worship of the angels, detailing what he has seen, being puffed up vainly by his mind of the flesh,

New American Standard Bible
Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,

King James Bible
Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let no one disqualify you, insisting on ascetic practices and the worship of angels, claiming access to a visionary realm and inflated without cause by his unspiritual mind.

International Standard Version
Let no one who delights in humility and the worship of angels cheat you out of the prize by rejoicing about what he has seen. Such a person is puffed up for no reason by his carnal mind.

NET Bible
Let no one who delights in humility and the worship of angels pass judgment on you. That person goes on at great lengths about what he has supposedly seen, but he is puffed up with empty notions by his fleshly mind.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let not a man wish by humility of mind to subjugate you to the worship of Angels to your condemnation, by which he presumes upon something that he does not see, and is emptily puffed up in his carnal mind,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let no one who delights in [false] humility and the worship of angels tell you that you don't deserve a prize. Such a person, whose sinful mind fills him with arrogance, gives endless details of the visions he has seen.

New American Standard 1977
Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let no one govern you according to their own will under pretext of humility and religion of angels, intruding into those things which they have not seen, vainly puffed up by their fleshly mind,

King James 2000 Bible
Let no man deceive you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshiping of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

American King James Version
Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

American Standard Version
Let no man rob you of your prize by a voluntary humility and worshipping of the angels, dwelling in the things which he hath seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let no man seduce you, willing in humility, and religion of angels, walking in the things which he hath not seen, in vain puffed up by the sense of his flesh,

Darby Bible Translation
Let no one fraudulently deprive you of your prize, doing his own will in humility and worship of angels, entering into things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh,

English Revised Version
Let no man rob you of your prize by a voluntary humility and worshipping of the angels, dwelling in the things which he hath seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Webster's Bible Translation
Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshiping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Weymouth New Testament
Let no one defraud you of your prize, priding himself on his humility and on his worship of the angels, and taking his stand on the visions he has seen, and idly puffed up with his unspiritual thoughts.

World English Bible
Let no one rob you of your prize by a voluntary humility and worshipping of the angels, dwelling in the things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Young's Literal Translation
let no one beguile you of your prize, delighting in humble-mindedness and in worship of the messengers, intruding into the things he hath not seen, being vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:18-23 It looked like humility to apply to angels, as if men were conscious of their unworthiness to speak directly to God. But it is not warrantable; it is taking that honour which is due to Christ only, and giving it to a creature. There really was pride in this seeming humility. Those who worship angels, disclaim Christ, who is the only Mediator between God and man. It is an insult to Christ, who is the Head of the church, to use any intercessors but him. When men let go their hold of Christ, they catch at what will stand them in no stead. The body of Christ is a growing body. And true believers cannot live in the fashions of the world. True wisdom is, to keep close to the appointments of the gospel; in entire subjection to Christ, who is the only Head of his church. Self-imposed sufferings and fastings, might have a show of uncommon spirituality and willingness for suffering, but this was not in any honour to God. The whole tended, in a wrong manner, to satisfy the carnal mind, by gratifying self-will, self-wisdom, self-righteousness, and contempt of others. The things being such as carry not with them so much as the show of wisdom; or so faint a show that they do the soul no good, and provide not for the satisfying of the flesh. What the Lord has left indifferent, let us regard as such, and leave others to the like freedom; and remembering the passing nature of earthly things, let us seek to glorify God in the use of them.
Study Bible
Alive in Christ
17These are a shadow of the things to come, but the body that casts it belongs to Christ. 18Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you with speculation about what he has seen. Such a man is puffed up without basis by his unspiritual mind, 19and he loses connection to the head, from whom the whole body, supported and knit together by its joints and ligaments, grows as God causes it to grow.…
Cross References
Romans 8:7
because the mind of the flesh is hostile to God: It does not submit to God's Law, nor can it do so.

1 Corinthians 4:6
Brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us not to go beyond what is written. Then you will not take pride in one man over another.

1 Corinthians 9:24
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way as to take the prize.

Ephesians 4:17
So I tell you this, and testify to it in the Lord: You must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.

Philippians 3:14
I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God's heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 2:23
Such restrictions indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-prescribed worship, their false humility, and their harsh treatment of the body; but they are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.
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Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

no.

Colossians 2:4,8 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words…

Genesis 3:13 And the LORD God said to the woman, What is this that you have done? …

Numbers 25:18 For they vex you with their wiles, with which they have beguiled …

Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall …

Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly…

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through …

Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things …

2 Peter 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling …

1 John 2:26 These things have I written to you concerning them that seduce you.

1 John 4:1,2 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they …

2 John 1:7-11 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that …

Revelation 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man …

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, …

Revelation 13:8,14 And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him…

beguile you. or, judge against you.

Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect …

in a voluntary humility. Gr. being a voluntary in humility. ver.

Colossians 2:23 Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will worship, and humility, …

Isaiah 57:9 And you went to the king with ointment, and did increase your perfumes, …

worshipping.

Daniel 11:38 But in his estate shall he honor the God of forces: and a god whom …

Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served …

1 Corinthians 8:5,6 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in …

1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall …

Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said to me, See you …

Revelation 22:8,9 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen…

intruding.

Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong to the LORD our God: but those things which …

Job 38:2 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

Psalm 138:1,2 I will praise you with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing …

Ezekiel 13:3 Thus said the Lord GOD; Woe to the foolish prophets, that follow …

1 Timothy 1:7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they …

vainly.

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, …

1 Corinthians 4:18 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.

1 Corinthians 8:1 Now as touching things offered to idols, we know that we all have …

1 Corinthians 13:4 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs …

fleshly.

Romans 8:6-8 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded …

1 Corinthians 3:3 For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and …

2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, …

Galatians 5:19,20 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, …

James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, …

James 4:1-6 From where come wars and fights among you? come they not hence, even …

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