Colossians 2:4
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New International Version
I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.

New Living Translation
I am telling you this so no one will deceive you with well-crafted arguments.

English Standard Version
I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments.

Berean Study Bible
I say this so that no one will deceive you by smooth rhetoric.

Berean Literal Bible
I say this so that no one might delude you by persuasive speech.

New American Standard Bible
I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument.

King James Bible
And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am saying this so that no one will deceive you with persuasive arguments.

International Standard Version
I say this so that no one will mislead you with nice-sounding rhetoric.

NET Bible
I say this so that no one will deceive you through arguments that sound reasonable.

New Heart English Bible
Now this I say that no one may delude you with persuasiveness of speech.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I say this: Let no man deceive you with persuasiveness of words.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I say this so that no one will mislead you with arguments that merely sound good.

New American Standard 1977
I say this in order that no one may delude you with persuasive argument.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And this I say lest anyone should beguile you with enticing words.

King James 2000 Bible
And this I say, lest any man should deceive you with enticing words.

American King James Version
And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.

American Standard Version
This I say, that no one may delude you with persuasiveness of speech.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now this I say, that no man may deceive you by loftiness of words.

Darby Bible Translation
And I say this to the end that no one may delude you by persuasive speech.

English Revised Version
This I say, that no one may delude you with persuasiveness of speech.

Webster's Bible Translation
And this I say, lest any man should deceive you with enticing words.

Weymouth New Testament
I say this to prevent your being misled by any one's plausible sophistry.

World English Bible
Now this I say that no one may delude you with persuasiveness of speech.

Young's Literal Translation
and this I say, that no one may beguile you in enticing words,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-7 The soul prospers when we have clear knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus. When we not only believe with the heart, but are ready, when called, to make confession with the mouth. Knowledge and faith make a soul rich. The stronger our faith, and the warmer our love, the more will our comfort be. The treasures of wisdom are hid, not from us, but for us, in Christ. These were hid from proud unbelievers, but displayed in the person and redemption of Christ. See the danger of enticing words; how many are ruined by the false disguises and fair appearances of evil principles and wicked practices! Be aware and afraid of those who would entice to any evil; for they aim to spoil you. All Christians have, in profession at least, received Jesus Christ the Lord, consented to him, and taken him for theirs. We cannot be built up in Christ, or grow in him, unless we are first rooted in him, or founded upon him. Being established in the faith, we must abound therein, and improve in it more and more. God justly withdraws this benefit from those who do not receive it with thanksgiving; and gratitude for his mercies is justly required by God.
Study Bible
Absent in Body, Present in Spirit
3in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4I say this so that no one will deceive you by smooth rhetoric. 5For although I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit, and I delight to see your orderly condition and firm faith in Christ.…
Cross References
Romans 16:18
For such as these are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

1 Corinthians 2:4
My message and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power,

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.
Treasury of Scripture

And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.

lest.

Colossians 2:8,18 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, …

Matthew 24:4,24 And Jesus answered and said to them, Take heed that no man deceive you…

Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs …

Acts 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, …

Romans 16:18,19 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly…

2 Corinthians 11:3,11-13 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through …

Galatians 2:4 And that because of false brothers unawares brought in, who came …

Ephesians 4:14 That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried …

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

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power …

1 Timothy 4:1,2 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall …

2 Timothy 2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase to more ungodliness.

2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and …

Titus 1:10,11 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially …

1 Peter 2:1-3 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and …

1 John 2:18,26 Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that …

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

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

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

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

Revelation 20:3,8 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a …

enticing.

1 Corinthians 2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's …

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