New Living Translation
"Don't handle! Don't taste! Don't touch!"?
King James Bible
(Touch not; taste not; handle not;
Darby Bible Translation
Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch,
World English Bible
"Don't handle, nor taste, nor touch"
Young's Literal Translation
-- thou mayest not touch, nor taste, nor handle --
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:21 Touch not - An unclean thing. Taste not - Any forbidden meat. Handle not - Any consecrated vessel.
I shall this morning, by God's help, address you upon the two portions of the text. First, I shall endeavour to describe Christ as spoiling his enemies on the cross; and having done that I shall lead your imagination and your faith further on to see the Saviour in triumphal procession upon his cross, leading his enemies captive, and making a shew of them openly before the eyes of the astonished universe. I.First, our faith is invited this morning to behold CHRIST MAKING A SPOIL OF PRINCIPALITIES …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
A Warning to Believers
Conflict and Comfort.
Bands of Love; Or, Union to Christ. "I Drew them with Cords of a Man, with Bands of Love: and I was to them as they that Take Off the Yoke on their Jaws, and I Laid Meat unto Them. " --Hosea xi. 4.
You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world. So why do you keep on following the rules of the world, such as,
Such rules are mere human teachings about things that deteriorate as we use them.
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