Parallel Verses

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,

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.

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,

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,

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 are a shadow of things about to be; and the body of Christ. 18 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, 19 And not having power over the Head, from whom all the body, by all the senses of touch and connections furnished and joined together, increases with the increase of God.



Cross References

Colossians 2:23

Which things truly are having the word of wisdom in worship according to one's will, and humility, and prodigality of the body; not in any honour to satisfying the flesh.

Colossians 2:8

See ye lest any be carrying you off by philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ.

1 Timothy 1:7

Wishing to be teachers of the law; neither understanding what they say, nor of certain things they are assured.

Genesis 3:13

And Jehovah God will say to the woman, What is this thou didst? And the woman will say, The serpent deceived me and I shall eat.

Numbers 25:18

For they are hostile to you with their deceits in which they acted deceitfully to you, upon the word of Peor and upon the word of Cozbi, daughter of a chief of Midian, their sister, being smitten in the day of the smiting concerning the word of Peor.

Deuteronomy 29:29

Hidden things to Jehovah our God: and uncovered things to us and to our sons to forever, to do all the words of this law.

Job 38:2

Who this darkening counsel in words without knowledge?

Psalm 138:1-2

To David. I will praise thee with all my heart: before God I will play to thee on the harp.

Isaiah 57:9

And thou wilt pour out for the king with oil and thou wilt increase thy perfumes, and thou wilt send thy messengers even from far off, and thou wilt be made low, even to hades.

Ezekiel 13:3

Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Wo upon the foolish prophets which are going after their spirit, and they saw not

Daniel 11:38

And to the God of fortresses he shall do honor upon his place: and to a god which his fathers knew not he shall do honor with gold and with silver, and with precious stone, and with desires.

Matthew 24:24

For false Christs, and false prophets, shall be raised up, and give great signs and wonders; so as to deceive, if possible, also the chosen.

Romans 1:25

Who changed the truth of God into a falsehood, and reverenced and served the creation above him creating, who is praised forever. Amen.

Romans 8:6-8

For the thought of the flesh, death; and the thought of the Spirit, life and peace.

Romans 16:18

For such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by specious language and praise completely deceive the hearts of the innocent.

1 Corinthians 3:3

For yet are ye carnal: for wherefore envy in you, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk according to man?

1 Corinthians 4:18

And as my not coming to you, some were puffed up.

1 Corinthians 8:1

And concerning sacrifice to idols, we know, (for we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, and love builds the house.

1 Corinthians 8:5-6

For also though they are called gods, whether in heaven, whether upon the earth, (for there are many gods, and many lords,)

1 Corinthians 9:24

Do ye not know that they running in a race-course, all truly run, and one receives the prize of combat? Do ye so run, that ye might receive.

1 Corinthians 13:4

Love is slow to anger, possesses kindness; love envies not; love vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,

2 Corinthians 11:3

And I am afraid lest, as the serpent completely deceived Eve in his craft, so your thoughts be corrupted from the simplicity which in Christ.

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid, lest somehow, having come, I find you not such; as I will, and I find you such as ye wish not: lest somehow, strifes, jealousies, wraths, intrigues, calumnies, whisperings, inflations, derangements:

Galatians 5:19-20

And the works of the flesh are manifest, which are; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness,

Ephesians 5:6

Let none lead you astray with vain words: for by these things comes the anger of God upon the sons of disobedience.

Philippians 3:14

I pursue toward the scope for the prize of combat of the calling above of God in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 2:4

And this I say, lest any mislead you with persuasive arguments.

1 Timothy 4:1

And the Spirit says expressly, that in later times some shall be removed from the faith, holding to deceitful spirits, and doctrines of evil spirits;

James 3:14-16

And if ye have bitter envy and intrigue in your heart, boast not, and lie not against the truth.

James 4:1-6

Whence wars and fights among you? are they not hence, out of your sensual pleasures making war in your members

2 Peter 2:14

Having eyes full of an adulteress, not ceasing from sin; decoying unstable souls: having a heart exercised with covetousness; children of a curse:

1 John 2:26

These I wrote to you concerning them deceiving you.

1 John 4:1-2

Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they are of God: for many false prophets have come out into the world.

2 John 1:7-11

For many cheats come into the world, they not acknowledging Jesus Christ coming in the flesh. This is the cheat and antichrist.

Revelation 3:11

Behold, I come swiftly: hold what thou hast, that none take thy crown.

Revelation 12:9

And the great dragon was cast out, the old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, he deceiving the whole habitable globe: he was cast into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Revelation 13:8

And all they dwelling upon earth shall worship him, whose names have not been written in the book of life of the slain Lamb from the foundation of the world.

Revelation 13:14

And he deceives them dwelling upon earth by the signs which were given him to do before the wild beast; saying to them dwelling upon earth, to make an image to the wild beast, who has the blow of the sword, and he lived.

Revelation 19:10

And I fell before his feet to worship him. And he says to me, See, not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren having the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Revelation 22:8-9

And I John seeing these things, and hearing. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel pointing out to me these things.

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