Colossians 2:16
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English Standard Version
Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.

King James Bible
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

American Standard Version
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a feast day or a new moon or a sabbath day:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let no man therefore judge you in meat or in drink, or in respect of a festival day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbaths,

English Revised Version
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a feast day or a new moon or a sabbath day:

Webster's Bible Translation
Let no man therefore judge you in food, or in drink, or in respect of a holy-day, or or the new-moon, or of the sabbaths:

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore suffer no one to sit in judgement on you as to eating or drinking or with regard to a festival, a new moon or a sabbath.

Colossians 2:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Therefore

Conclusion from the canceling of the bond. The allusions which follow (Colossians 2:16-19) are to the practical and theoretical forms of the Colossian error, as in Colossians 2:9-15; excessive ritualism, asceticism, and angelic mediation.

Judge (κρινέτω)

Sit in judgment.

Meat - drink (βρώσει - πόσει)

Properly, eating, drinking, as 1 Corinthians 8:4; but the nouns are also used for that which is eaten or drunk, as John 4:32 (see note); John 6:27, John 6:55; Romans 14:17. For the subject-matter compare Romans 14:17; 1 Corinthians 8:8; Hebrews 9:10, and note on Mark 7:19. The Mosaic law contained very few provisions concerning drinks. See Leviticus 10:9; Leviticus 11:34, Leviticus 11:36; Numbers 6:3. Hence it is probable that the false teachers had extended the prohibitions as to the use of wine to all Christians. The Essenes abjured both wine and animal food.

In respect (ἐν μέρει)

See on 2 Corinthians 3:10. Lit., in the division or category.

Holyday (ἑορτῆς)

Festival or feast-day. The annual festivals. The word holyday is used in its earlier sense of a sacred day.

New moon (νουμηνίας)

Only here in the New Testament. The monthly festivals. The festival of the new moon is placed beside the Sabbath, Isaiah 1:13; Ezekiel 46:1. The day was celebrated by blowing of trumpets, special sacrifices, feasting, and religious instruction. Labor was suspended, and no national or private fasts were permitted to take place. The authorities were at great pains to fix accurately the commencement of the month denoted by the appearance of the new moon. Messengers were placed on commanding heights to watch the sky, and as soon as the new moon appeared, they hastened to communicate it to the synod, being allowed even to travel on the Sabbath for this purpose. The witnesses were assembled and examined, and when the judges were satisfied the president pronounced the words it is sanctified, and the day was declared new moon.

Sabbath days (σαββάτων)

The weekly festivals. Rev., correctly, day, the plural being used for the singular. See on Luke 4:31; see on Acts 20:7. The plural is only once used in the New Testament of more than a single day (Acts 17:2). The same enumeration of sacred seasons occurs 1 Chronicles 23:31; 2 Chronicles 2:4; 2 Chronicles 31:3; Ezekiel 45:17; Hosea 2:11.

Colossians 2:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

judge.

Romans 14:3,10,13 Let not him that eats despise him that eats not; and let not him which eats not judge him that eats: for God has received him...

1 Corinthians 10:28-31 But if any man say to you, This is offered in sacrifice to idols, eat not for his sake that showed it, and for conscience sake...

Galatians 2:12,13 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself...

James 4:11 Speak not evil one of another, brothers. He that speaks evil of his brother, and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law...

in meat, etc. or, for eating and drinking.

Leviticus 11:2-47 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which you shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth...

Leviticus 17:10-15 And whatever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eats any manner of blood...

Deuteronomy 14:3 You shall not eat any abominable thing.

*etc:

Ezekiel 4:14 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul has not been polluted...

Matthew 15:11 Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.

Acts 11:3-18 Saying, You went in to men uncircumcised, and did eat with them...

Acts 15:20 But that we write to them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

Romans 14:2,6,14-17,20,21 For one believes that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eats herbs...

1 Corinthians 8:7-13 However, there is not in every man that knowledge...

1 Timothy 4:3-5 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats...

Hebrews 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats...

in respect. or, in part. of an.

Leviticus 23:1-44 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying...

Numbers 28:1-29:40 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying...

Deuteronomy 16:1-17 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover to the LORD your God...

Nehemiah 8:9 And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said to all the people...

Nehemiah 10:31 And if the people of the land bring ware or any victuals on the sabbath day to sell, that we would not buy it of them on the sabbath...

Psalm 42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God...

Romans 14:5,6 One man esteems one day above another: another esteems every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind...

the new.

Numbers 10:10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months...

Numbers 28:11,14 And in the beginnings of your months you shall offer a burnt offering to the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram...

1 Samuel 20:5,18 And David said to Jonathan, Behold, to morrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat: but let me go...

2 Kings 4:23 And he said, Why will you go to him to day? it is neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well.

1 Chronicles 23:31 And to offer all burnt sacrifices to the LORD in the sabbaths, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number...

Nehemiah 10:33 For the show bread, and for the continual meat offering, and for the continual burnt offering, of the sabbaths, of the new moons...

Psalm 81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

Isaiah 1:13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination to me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies...

Ezekiel 45:17 And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons...

Ezekiel 46:1-3 Thus said the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court that looks toward the east shall be shut the six working days...

Amos 8:5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small...

Galatians 4:10 You observe days, and months, and times, and years.

or of the sabbath.

Leviticus 16:31 It shall be a sabbath of rest to you, and you shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever.

Leviticus 23:3,24,32,39 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; you shall do no work therein...

Cross References
Leviticus 23:2
"Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, These are the appointed feasts of the LORD that you shall proclaim as holy convocations; they are my appointed feasts.

1 Chronicles 23:31
and whenever burnt offerings were offered to the LORD on Sabbaths, new moons, and feast days, according to the number required of them, regularly before the LORD.

2 Chronicles 31:3
The contribution of the king from his own possessions was for the burnt offerings: the burnt offerings of morning and evening, and the burnt offerings for the Sabbaths, the new moons, and the appointed feasts, as it is written in the Law of the LORD.

Nehemiah 10:33
for the showbread, the regular grain offering, the regular burnt offering, the Sabbaths, the new moons, the appointed feasts, the holy things, and the sin offerings to make atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the house of our God.

Mark 2:27
And he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.

Mark 7:19
since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?" (Thus he declared all foods clean.)

Romans 14:3
Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him.

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