Colossians 2:20



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as,

King James Version

Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,

International Standard Version

If you have died with the Messiah to the basic principles of the world, why are you submitting to its decrees as though you still lived in the world?

A Conservative Version

If ye died with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why do ye submit to rules, as though living in the world?

American Standard Version

If ye died with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, do ye subject yourselves to ordinances,

Amplified

If then you have died with Christ to material ways of looking at things and have escaped from the world's crude and elemental notions and teachings of externalism, why do you live as if you still belong to the world? [Why do you submit to rules and regulations? -- "such as]

An Understandable Version

Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of the world, [then] why, as though you [still] lived in [harmony with] the world, do you submit yourselves to [its] rules, [such as]:

Anderson New Testament

If, then, you have died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you submit to ordinances?

Bible in Basic English

If you were made free, by your death with Christ, from the rules of the world, why do you put yourselves under the authority of orders

Common New Testament

If with Christ you died to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you still belonged to it, do you submit to regulations such as,

Daniel Mace New Testament

If then you are dead with Christ, in respect of those shadows of the Jewish state; why do ye, as if you were still in that state, submit to those ordinances?

Darby Translation

If ye have died with Christ from the elements of the world, why as if alive in the world do ye subject yourselves to ordinances?

Godbey New Testament

If along with Christ you are dead from the elements of the world, why are you dogmatized as living in the world,

Goodspeed New Testament

If you have died with Christ to material ways of looking at things, why do you act as though you still belonged to the world, and submit to rules like

Holman Bible

If you died with Christ to the elemental forces of this world, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations:

John Wesley New Testament

Therefore if ye are dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as living in the world, receive ye ordinances,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For if ye are dead with the Christ to the elements of the world, why, as though living unto the world, do ye decree rites,

Julia Smith Translation

If therefore ye died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as living in the world, do ye dogmatize,

King James 2000

Therefore if you be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are you subject to ordinances,

Lexham Expanded Bible

If you have died with Christ to the elemental spirits of the world, why do you submit [to them] as [if] living in the world?

Modern King James verseion

If then you died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as though living in the world, are you subject to its ordinances:

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore, if ye be dead with Christ from ordinances of the world: Why as though ye yet lived in the world, are ye led with traditions of them that say

Moffatt New Testament

As you died with Christ to the Elemental spirits of the world, why live as if you still belonged to the world? Why submit to rules and regulations like

Montgomery New Testament

If you died with Christ to the world's rudimentary notions, why, as if you still lived in the world, do you submit yourselves to dogmatisms found on teachings and doctrines of men??21 such as "Do not handle this," "You must not taste that," "Do not touch this"??22 all things which are intended to perish in the using?

NET Bible

If you have died with Christ to the elemental spirits of the world, why do you submit to them as though you lived in the world?

New Heart English Bible

If you died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to ordinances,

New simplified Bible

If you died with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to ordinances:

Noyes New Testament

If ye died with Christ to the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, do ye subject yourselves to ordinances, such as,

Sawyer New Testament

If therefore you died with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why do you practice ordinances as living in the world,??21 you shall not touch, you shall not taste, you shall not feel,??22 all which are to perish in the using??ccording to the commandments and instructions of men?

The Emphasized Bible

If ye have died, together with Christ, from the first principles of the world, why, as though alive in the world, are ye submitting to decrees, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

If then ye have been dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye dogmatically taught,

Twentieth Century New Testament

Since, with Christ, you became dead to the puerile teaching of this world, why do you submit, as though your life were still that of the world,

Webster

Wherefore, if ye are dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,

Weymouth New Testament

If you have died with Christ and have escaped from the world's rudimentary notions, why, as though your life still belonged to the world, do you submit to such precepts as

Williams New Testament

If once through fellowship with Christ you died and were separated from the world's crude notions, why do you live as though you belonged to the world? Why submit to rules such as,

World English Bible

If you died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to ordinances,

Worrell New Testament

If ye died with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as if living in the world, do ye subject yourselves to decrees,

Worsley New Testament

If therefore ye be dead with Christ from the elements of the world; why, as if living in the world, are ye subject to ceremonial ordinances,

Youngs Literal Translation

If, then, ye did die with the Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
οὖν 
Oun 
therefore , then , so , and , now , wherefore , but , not tr ,
Usage: 417

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if , whether , that , not tr ,
Usage: 218

ye be dead
ἀποθνήσκω 
Apothnesko 
die , be dead , be at the point of death +9 , perish , lie a dying , be slain + , vr dead
Usage: 93

with
σύν 
sun 
Usage: 120

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

ἀπό 
Apo 
from , of , out of , for , off , by , at , in , since 9 , on , not tr. , .
Usage: 490

στοιχεῖον 
Stoicheion 
Usage: 7

of the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

τίς 
Tis 
what , who , why , whom , which ,
Usage: 344

as though
ὡς 
Hos 
as , when , how , as it were , about ,
Usage: 417

ζάω 
Zao 
live , be alive , alive , quick , lively , not tr , , vr live
Usage: 115

in
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128

the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

Context Readings

Beware Of Requirements Invented By Humans

19 and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God. 20 If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as, 21 "Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!"



Cross References

Colossians 2:8

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.

Colossians 2:14

having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

Colossians 2:16

Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day--

Galatians 4:3

So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental things of the world.

John 15:19

"If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.

John 17:14-16

"I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Romans 6:2-11

May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?

Romans 7:4-6

Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.

2 Corinthians 10:3

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh,

Galatians 2:19-20

"For through the Law I died to the Law, so that I might live to God.

Galatians 4:9-12

But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?

Galatians 6:14

But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Ephesians 2:15

by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace,

Colossians 3:3

For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Hebrews 13:9

Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.

James 4:4

You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

1 Peter 4:1-3

Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,

1 John 5:19

We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.



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