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.
O Timothy, watch that which holds firm, turning aside from profane, idle talk, and oppositions of knowledge, bearing a false name:
Let none lead you astray with vain words: for by these things comes the anger of God upon the sons of disobedience.
If therefore ye died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as living in the world, do ye dogmatize,
Watch to thyself lest thou shalt forget Jehovah who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of servants,
Seize for us the foxes, the little foxes destroying the vineyards: and our vineyards are in blossom.
For thus said Jehovah of armies, God of Israel, Your prophets in the midst of you shall not deceive to you, and your diviners and you shall not hear to your dreams which ye dream.
And hold from false prophets which come in to you in sheep's dresses, but within they are rapacious wolves.
And hold ye from men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their assemblies will they scourge you.
Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
And Jesus said to them, Attend and keep from the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.
(For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they vigorously wash hands, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
And certain of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers deliberated with him. And certain said, What may this idle, talkative man wish to say? and others, He seems to be a declarer of strange demons: because he announced to them good news, and the rising up.
And having heard of the rising up of the dead, they treated with mockery; and said, We will hear thee again concerning this.
Wherefore having known God, not as God did they honour or return thanks; but were rendered vain in their conversations, and their heart without understanding was darkened.
And I beseech you, brethren, to observe narrowly them having made divisions and scandals against the teaching which ye learned; and bend away from them.
For it has been written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and put away the understanding of the intelligent.
Let none completely deceive himself. If any think to be wise in this life, let him be foolish, that he may he wise.
But some one will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
Taking down reckonings, and every elevation lifted up against the knowledge of God, and taking captive every thought to the obedience of Christ;
And I advanced in Judaism above many like in my race, being more abundantly zealous of paternal traditions.
And now, having known God, and rather known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and poor elements, to which again ye wish anew to be in a servile condition
In which when ye walked according to the life of this world, according to the ruler of the power of the air, of the spirit now energetic in the sons of disobedience:
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,
Which are all for corruption in the using;) according to the commands and doctrines of men?
And this word as a gangrene, will have an eating ulcer: of whom is Hymeneus and Philetus;
With various and strange teachings be not carried about. For good the heart be rendered firm by grace; not by food, in which they having walked about were not profited.
Knowing that not with corruptible things, silver and gold, were ye redeemed from your vain mode of life transmitted from your fathers
You therefore, dearly beloved, knowing beforehand, watch, lest, led away by the error of the lawless, ye fall from your own stability.