Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

"Don't handle, don't taste, don't touch"?

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

(Touch not; taste not; handle not;

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 [them],

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:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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,

The Emphasized Bible

Do not handle, nor taste, nor touch; -

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 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: 21 "Don't handle, don't taste, don't touch"? 22 All these [regulations] refer to what is destroyed by being used up; they are human commands and doctrines.



Cross References

1 Timothy 4:3

They forbid marriage and demand abstinence from foods that God created to be received with gratitude by those who believe and know the truth.

Genesis 3:3

But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, 'You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die.' "

Isaiah 52:11

Leave, leave, go out from there! Do not touch anything unclean; go out from her, purify yourselves, you who carry the vessels of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 6:17

Therefore, come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord; do not touch any unclean thing, and I will welcome you.

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