Parallel Verses

Anderson New Testament

Let no one gain his purpose in depriving you of the palm by an affected humility and worship of angels, prying into things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

New American Standard Bible

Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,

King James Version

Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Holman Bible

Let no one disqualify you, insisting on ascetic practices and the worship of angels, claiming access to a visionary realm and inflated without cause by his unspiritual mind.

International Standard Version

Let no one who delights in humility and the worship of angels cheat you out of the prize by rejoicing about what he has seen. Such a person is puffed up for no reason by his carnal mind.

A Conservative Version

Let no man umpire against you insisting on self-mortification, and worship of the heavenly agents, intruding in things that he has not seen, vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh,

American Standard Version

Let no man rob you of your prize by a voluntary humility and worshipping of the angels, dwelling in the things which he hath seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Amplified

Let no one defraud you of your prize [your freedom in Christ and your salvation] by insisting on mock humility and the worship of angels, going into detail about visions [he claims] he has seen [to justify his authority], puffed up [in conceit] by his unspiritual mind,

An Understandable Version

Do not allow anyone, who delights in acting humble [i.e., living an ascetic life] and who worships angels, to rob you of your reward [in heaven]. [Note: This "angel worship" could mean holding angels in high regard because of their role as God's messengers, or the claim that God can be approached only through angelic intermediaries]. He places great importance on what he [claims to] see [i.e., visions], being inflated with pride by his fleshly mind for no [good] reason.

Bible in Basic English

Let no man take your reward from you by consciously making little of himself and giving worship to angels; having his thoughts fixed on the things which he has seen, being foolishly lifted up in his natural mind,

Common New Testament

Let no one disqualify you for the prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, puffed up without cause by his fleshly mind,

Daniel Mace New Testament

Let no man condemn you, from an affectation of humility, in worshipping of Angels, boldly prying into matters which he knows nothing of, being vainly puft up with his Jewish conceits:

Darby Translation

Let no one fraudulently deprive you of your prize, doing his own will in humility and worship of angels, entering into things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh,

Godbey New Testament

Let no one purposely rob you of your prize by humiliation and worship of the angels, trusting in those things which he has seen, being vainly puffed up by the mind of his depravity,

Goodspeed New Testament

No one can put you in the wrong by persisting in studied humility and the worship of angels, being absorbed in the visions he has seen, and groundlessly conceited over his mere human mind.

John Wesley New Testament

Let none defraud you of your reward by a voluntary humility and worship of angels, intruding into the things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Julia Smith Translation

Let none condemn you being willing in humility and religious worship of angels, going into what he has not seen, vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh,

King James 2000

Let no man deceive you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshiping of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Lexham Expanded Bible

Let no one condemn you, taking pleasure in humility and the worship of angels, going into detail [about] [the things] which he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,

Modern King James verseion

Let no one defraud you, delighting in humility and worship of the angels, intruding into things which he has not seen, without a cause being vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let no man make you shoot at a wrong mark, which after his own imagination walketh in the humbleness and holiness of angels, things which he never saw: causeless, puffed up with his fleshly mind,

Moffatt New Testament

Let no one lay down rules for you as he pleases, with regard to fasting and the cult of angels, presuming on his visions and inflated by his sensuous notions,

Montgomery New Testament

Let no man at his will defraud you of your prize through his false humility and worship of the angels, taking his stand on the visions he has seen, and vainly puffed up by his material mind;

NET Bible

Let no one who delights in humility and the worship of angels pass judgment on you. That person goes on at great lengths about what he has supposedly seen, but he is puffed up with empty notions by his fleshly mind.

New Heart English Bible

Let no one rob you of your prize by a voluntary humility and worshipping of the angels, dwelling in the things which he has seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Noyes New Testament

Let no one defraud you of the prize, desiring to do it in humiliation and worshipping of the angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, puffed up without reason by the mind of his own flesh,

Sawyer New Testament

Let no one wishing [it] deprive you of your reward by humility and a worship of angels, intruding into what he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his carnal mind,

The Emphasized Bible

Let, no one, against you, be arbitrating, however wishful, - in respect of lowliness of mind, and of a religious observance of the messengers: upon what things he hath seen, taking his stand, in vain, puffed up by his carnal mind, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Let no man juggle you out of your prize, voluntary in [his] humility and the worship of angels, intruding into things which he never saw, vainly puffed up by his carnal imagination;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Do not let any one defraud you of the reality by affecting delight in so-called 'humility' and angel-worship. Such a man busies himself with his visions, and without reason is rendered conceited by his merely human intellect.

Webster

Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshiping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Weymouth New Testament

Let no one defraud you of your prize, priding himself on his humility and on his worship of the angels, and taking his stand on the visions he has seen, and idly puffed up with his unspiritual thoughts.

Williams New Testament

Stop letting anyone, in gratuitous humility and worship of angels, defraud you as an umpire, for such a one is taking his stand on the mere visions he has seen, and is groundlessly conceited over his sensuous mind.

World English Bible

Let no one rob you of your prize by a voluntary humility and worshipping of the angels, dwelling in the things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Worrell New Testament

Let no one rob you of your prize, wishing to do it in humility and in a worshipping of angels, speculating about the things which he has seen, being vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh,

Worsley New Testament

Let no one deprive you of your reward by an affected humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into what he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his carnal mind;

Youngs Literal Translation

let no one beguile you of your prize, delighting in humble-mindedness and in worship of the messengers, intruding into the things he hath not seen, being vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Let no man
μηδείς μηδεμία μηδέν 
medeis 
no man, nothing, no, none, not, anything,
Usage: 79

καταβραβεύω 
Katabrabeuo 
Usage: 1

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

καταβραβεύω 
Katabrabeuo 
Usage: 1

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

θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

ταπεινοφροσύνη 
Tapeinophrosune 
Usage: 7

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

θρησκεία 
Threskeia 
Usage: 4

of angels
G32
ἄγγελος 
Aggelos 
Usage: 153

ἐμβατεύω 
Embateuo 
Usage: 1

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

he hath
ὁράω 
Horao 
see, take heed, behold, perceive, not tr
Usage: 36

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

ὁράω 
Horao 
see, take heed, behold, perceive, not tr
Usage: 36

εἰκῆ 
Eike 
Usage: 6

puffed up
φυσιόω 
Phusioo 
puff up
Usage: 7

by
ὑπό 
Hupo 
of, by, under, with, in, not tr,
Usage: 188

his

Usage: 0

σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Colossians 2:18

Images Colossians 2:18

Prayers for Colossians 2:18

Context Readings

Beware Of Requirements Invented By Humans

17 which things are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is in Christ, 18 Let no one gain his purpose in depriving you of the palm by an affected humility and worship of angels, prying into things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19 and not holding the head, from which the whole body gathering vigor, and firmly united by joints and bands, increases with the increase of God.



Cross References

Colossians 2:23

and these have a show of wisdom in will-worship and affected humility and neglect of the body, and in no regard for the gratification of the flesh.

Colossians 2:8

See that no one make you the victims of imposture by means of philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the rudiments of the world, and not ac cording to Christ:

1 Timothy 1:7

desiring to be teachers of law, though under standing neither what they say nor of what they boldly affirm.

1 Timothy 1:7

desiring to be teachers of law, though under standing neither what they say nor of what they boldly affirm.

1 Timothy 1:7

desiring to be teachers of law, though under standing neither what they say nor of what they boldly affirm.

1 Timothy 1:7

desiring to be teachers of law, though under standing neither what they say nor of what they boldly affirm.

1 Timothy 1:7

desiring to be teachers of law, though under standing neither what they say nor of what they boldly affirm.

1 Timothy 1:7-2

desiring to be teachers of law, though under standing neither what they say nor of what they boldly affirm.

1 Timothy 1:7

desiring to be teachers of law, though under standing neither what they say nor of what they boldly affirm.

1 Timothy 1:7

desiring to be teachers of law, though under standing neither what they say nor of what they boldly affirm.

1 Timothy 1:7

desiring to be teachers of law, though under standing neither what they say nor of what they boldly affirm.

Matthew 24:24

For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

Romans 1:25

who exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

Romans 8:6-8

For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace.

Romans 16:18

For such serve not our Lord Christ, but their own appetites; and, by good words and fair speeches, they deceive the hearts of the simple.

1 Corinthians 3:3

for you are yet carnal. For, since envy and strife and divisions are among you, are you not carnal, and do you not walk as men?

1 Corinthians 4:18

Now, some have become arrogant, as if I were not coming to you;

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now, with respect to meats offered to idols, we know, (for we all have knowledge: knowledge puffs up with pride, but love edifies.

1 Corinthians 8:5-6

For though there are those which are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth, (as there are many gods, and many lords,)

1 Corinthians 9:24

Know you not that all the runners in the race-course run the race, but that one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain the prize.

1 Corinthians 13:4

Love suffers long, and is kind; love envies not; love boasts not; is not vain,

2 Corinthians 11:3

But I fear lest, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity which pertains to Christ.

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear, lest when I come I shall find you not, such as I wish, and I shall be found by you not such as you wish: lest there shall be contentions, envies, excitements, strife, evil speaking, whisperings, party spirit, disorderly conduct:

Galatians 5:19-20

Now the works of the flesh are well known, and they are these lewdness, uncleanness, wantonness,

Ephesians 5:6

Let no one deceive you with vain words: for on account of these things, the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

Philippians 3:14

but one thing I do; forgetting the things which are behind, and reaching forward to those which are before, I press toward the goal, for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 2:4

Now I say this, that no one may deceive you by persuasive words.

1 Timothy 4:1

Now the Spirit says expressly, that, in the last times, some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and teachings suggested by demons,

James 3:14-16

But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

James 4:1-6

Whence come wars and strifes among you? Come they not hence, even of your passions, which war in your members?

2 Peter 2:14

having eyes that are full of the adulteress, and that can not cease from sin, deceiving unstable souls, having a heart exercised in covetousness, accursed children,

1 John 2:26

I have written these things to you concerning those who deceive you.

1 John 4:1-2

Beloved, believe not every spirit; but prove the spirits, whether they are from God: for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

2 John 1:7-11

For many deceivers have entered into the world, who con fess not that Jesus Christ came in the flesh: this is the deceiver and the antichrist.

Revelation 3:11

I come quickly: hold fast that which you have, that no one take your crown.

Revelation 12:9

And the great dragon, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, who deceives the whole world, was cast into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Revelation 13:8

And all that dwell upon the earth will worship him, those whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb that was slain from the foundation of the world.

Revelation 13:14

And he deceives those who dwell on the earth, by means of the signs which he is allowed to do in the presence of the beast, saying to those who dwell on the earth, that they should make an image for the beast which had the wound by the sword, and did live.

Revelation 19:10

And I fell at his feet to worship him; and he said to me: See that you do it not; I am your fellow-servant, and of your brethren that have the testimony of Jesus; worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Revelation 22:8-9

And I, John, am he that saw and heard these things. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel that showed me these things.

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