Colossians 2:21
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New International Version
"Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"?

New Living Translation
"Don't handle! Don't taste! Don't touch!"?

English Standard Version
“Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch”

Berean Study Bible
"Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!"?

Berean Literal Bible
"You should not handle! You should not taste! You should not touch!"?--

New American Standard Bible
"Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!"

King James Bible
(Touch not; taste not; handle not;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't handle, don't taste, don't touch"?

International Standard Version
"Don't handle this! Don't taste or touch that!"

NET Bible
"Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"

New Heart English Bible
"Do not handle, nor taste, nor touch"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Namely, “Do not touch”, “Do not taste”, “Do not hold”,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People will tell you, "Don't handle this! Don't taste or touch that!"

New American Standard 1977
“Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
touch not; taste not; handle not?

King James 2000 Bible
(Touch not; taste not; handle not;

American King James Version
(Touch not; taste not; handle not;

American Standard Version
Handle not, nor taste, nor touch

Douay-Rheims Bible
Touch not, taste not, handle not:

Darby Bible Translation
Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch,

English Revised Version
Handle not, nor taste, nor touch

Webster's Bible Translation
(Touch not; taste not; handle not;

Weymouth New Testament
"Do not handle this;" "Do not taste that;" "Do not touch that other thing" --

World English Bible
"Don't handle, nor taste, nor touch"

Young's Literal Translation
-- thou mayest not touch, nor taste, nor handle --
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
20If you have died with Christ to the spiritual forces of the world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its regulations: 21“Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!”? — 22These will all perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.…
Cross References
Colossians 2:20
If you have died with Christ to the spiritual forces of the world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its regulations:

Colossians 2:22
These will all perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.
Treasury of Scripture

(Touch not; taste not; handle not;

Genesis 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, …

Isaiah 52:11 Depart you, depart you, go you out from there, touch no unclean thing; …

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, …

1 Timothy 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats…

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