Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

Do not handle, nor taste, nor touch; -

New American Standard Bible

“Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!”

King James Version

(Touch not; taste not; handle not;

Holman Bible

“Don’t handle, don’t taste, don’t touch”?

International Standard Version

"Don't handle this! Don't taste or touch that!"

A Conservative Version

Do not handle, nor taste, nor touch

American Standard Version

Handle not, nor taste, nor touch

Amplified

“Do not handle [this], do not taste [that], do not [even] touch!”?

An Understandable Version

"Do not handle [this]; do not taste [that]; do not touch [those things]?"

Anderson New Testament

Touch not, taste not, handle not,

Bible in Basic English

Which say there may be no touching, tasting, or taking in your hands,

Common New Testament

"Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!"

Daniel Mace New Testament

"don't eat this, don't taste that, nor touch it:"

Darby Translation

Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch,

Godbey New Testament

Touch not, taste not, handle not,

Goodspeed New Testament

"You must not handle," "You must not taste," "You must not touch"??22 referring to things that are all meant to be used up and destroyed? This is to follow mere human rules and regulations.

John Wesley New Testament

(Touch not, taste not, handle not:

Julia Smith Translation

(Touch not; neither taste; neither shouldest thou handle;

King James 2000

(Touch not; taste not; handle not;

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch,"

Modern King James verseion

touch not, taste not, handle not;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Touch not; Taste not; Handle not:"

Moffatt New Testament

"Hands off this!" "Taste not that!" "Touch not this!" ??22 referring to things that perish by being used? These rules are determined by human precepts and tenets;

NET Bible

"Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"

New Heart English Bible

"Do not handle, nor taste, nor touch"

Noyes New Testament

Handle not, Taste not, Touch not,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

eat not, nor talk, nor touch,

Twentieth Century New Testament

To such ordinances as 'Do not handle, or taste, or touch'?

Webster

(Touch not; taste not; handle not;

Weymouth New Testament

"Do not handle this;" "Do not taste that;" "Do not touch that other thing" --

Williams New Testament

"You must not handle," "You must not taste," "You must not touch,"

World English Bible

"Don't handle, nor taste, nor touch"

Worrell New Testament

"Handle not, taste not, touch not,"

Worsley New Testament

(such as "touch not, taste not,

Youngs Literal Translation

-- thou mayest not touch, nor taste, nor handle --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἅπτομαι 
Haptomai 
Usage: 32

not
μή 
me 
μηδέ 
mede 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
neither, nor, not, nor yet, not once, no not, not so much as
Usage: 493
Usage: 31

γεύομαι 
Geuomai 
Usage: 11

θιγγάνω 
Thiggano 
Usage: 3

Images Colossians 2:21

Prayers for Colossians 2:21

Context Readings

Beware Of Requirements Invented By Humans

20 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, - 21 Do not handle, nor taste, nor touch; - 22 Which things are all for decay in the using up; - according to the commandments and teachings of men?



Cross References

1 Timothy 4:3

Forbidding to marry, commanding to abstain from foods which, God, created to be received with thanksgiving by them who believe and personally know the truth;

Genesis 3:3

but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said Ye shall not eat of it neither shall ye touch it, - lest ye die.

Isaiah 52:11

Away! away! come, forth from thence! - Nought unclean, may ye touch, - Come forth out of her midst, Purify yourselves, ye who are to carry the vessels of Yahweh;

2 Corinthians 6:17

Wherefore come ye forth out of their midst, and be separated, - saith the Lord, - and, one impure, do not touch; and, I, will give you welcome,

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