Colossians 2:16
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New International Version
Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.

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:

Darby Bible Translation
Let none therefore judge you in meat or in drink, or in matter of feast, or new moon, or sabbaths,

World English Bible
Let no one therefore judge you in eating, or in drinking, or with respect to a feast day or a new moon or a Sabbath day,

Young's Literal Translation
Let no one, then, judge you in eating or in drinking, or in respect of a feast, or of a new moon, or of sabbaths,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let no man - judge you in meat, or in drink - The apostle speaks here in reference to some particulars of the hand-writing of ordinances, which had been taken away, viz., the distinction of meats and drinks, what was clean and what unclean, according to the law; and the necessity of observing certain holydays or festivals, such as the new moons and particular sabbaths, or those which should be observed with more than ordinary solemnity; all these had been taken out of the way and nailed to the cross, and were no longer of moral obligation. There is no intimation here that the Sabbath was done away, or that its moral use was superseded, by the introduction of Christianity. I have shown elsewhere that, Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, is a command of perpetual obligation, and can never be superseded but by the final termination of time. As it is a type of that rest which remains for the people of God, of an eternity of bliss, it must continue in full force till that eternity arrives; for no type ever ceases till the antitype be come. Besides, it is not clear that the apostle refers at all to the Sabbath in this place, whether Jewish or Christian; his σαββατων, of sabbaths or weeks, most probably refers to their feasts of weeks, of which much has been said in the notes on the Pentateuch.

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...

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Notes on the Fourth Century
Page 238. Med. 1. In the wording of this meditation, and of several other passages in the Fourth Century, it seems as though Traherne is speaking not of himself, but of, a friend and teacher of his. He did this, no doubt, in order that he might not lay himself open to the charge of over-egotism. Yet that he is throughout relating his own experiences is proved by the fact that this Meditation, as first written, contains passages which the author afterwards marked for omission. In its original form
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

June 2. "As Ye have Therefore Received Christ Jesus the Lord So Walk Ye in Him" (Col. Ii. 6).
"As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord so walk ye in Him" (Col. ii. 6). Here is the very core of spiritual life. It is not a subjective state so much as a life in the heart. Christ for us is the ground of our salvation and the source of our justification; Christ in us of our sanctification. When this becomes real, "Ye are dead"; your own condition, states and resources are no longer counted upon any more than a dead man's, but "your life is hid with Christ in God." It is not even always
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Sinner's Need of Christ
Man was originally endowed with noble powers and a well-balanced mind. He was perfect in his being, and in harmony with God. His thoughts were pure, his aims holy. But through disobedience, his powers were perverted, and selfishness took the place of love. His nature became so weakened through transgression that it was impossible for him, in his own strength, to resist the power of evil. He was made captive by Satan, and would have remained so forever had not God specially interposed. It was the
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ

The Faithful Steward
"GOD IS LOVE." Perfectly blessed in Himself, he desired that other intelligences should participate in his own holy felicity. This was his primary motive in creating moral beings. They were made in his own image--framed to resemble him in their intellectual and moral capacities, and to imitate him in the spirit of their deportment. Whatever good they enjoyed, like him, they were to desire that others might enjoy it with them; and thus all were to be bound together by mutual sympathy,--linked
Sereno D. Clark—The Faithful Steward

Cross References
Leviticus 23:2
"Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'These are my appointed festivals, the appointed festivals of the LORD, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.

1 Chronicles 23:31
and whenever burnt offerings were presented to the LORD on the Sabbaths, at the New Moon feasts and at the appointed festivals. They were to serve before the LORD regularly in the proper number and in the way prescribed for them.

2 Chronicles 31:3
The king contributed from his own possessions for the morning and evening burnt offerings and for the burnt offerings on the Sabbaths, at the New Moons and at the appointed festivals as written in the Law of the LORD.

Nehemiah 10:33
for the bread set out on the table; for the regular grain offerings and burnt offerings; for the offerings on the Sabbaths, at the New Moon feasts and at the appointed festivals; for the holy offerings; for sin offerings to make atonement for Israel; and for all the duties of the house of our God.

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

Mark 7:19
For it doesn't go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body." (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.)

Romans 14:3
The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them.

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