Be careful that you don't let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Christ.
Timothy, guard that which is committed to you, turning away from the empty chatter and oppositions of the knowledge which is falsely so called;
So we also, when we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental principles of the world.
Let no one deceive you with empty words. For because of these things, the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience.
If you died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to ordinances,
then beware lest you forget Yahweh, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards; for our vineyards are in blossom. Beloved
For thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: Don't let your prophets who are in the midst of you, and your diviners, deceive you; neither listen to your dreams which you cause to be dreamed.
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.
But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you.
"Why do your disciples disobey the tradition of the elders? For they don't wash their hands when they eat bread."
Jesus said to them, "Take heed and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
(For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, don't eat unless they wash their hands and forearms, holding to the tradition of the elders.
Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also were conversing with him. Some said, "What does this babbler want to say?" Others said, "He seems to be advocating foreign deities," because he preached Jesus and the resurrection.
Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked; but others said, "We want to hear you again concerning this."
Because, knowing God, they didn't glorify him as God, neither gave thanks, but became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless heart was darkened.
Now I beg you, brothers, look out for those who are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and turn away from them.
For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, I will bring the discernment of the discerning to nothing."
Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.
But someone will say, "How are the dead raised?" and, "With what kind of body do they come?"
throwing down imaginations and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ;
I advanced in the Jews' religion beyond many of my own age among my countrymen, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, why do you turn back again to the weak and miserable elemental principles, to which you desire to be in bondage all over again?
in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience;
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,
and their word will consume like gangrene, of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
Don't be carried away by various and strange teachings, for it is good that the heart be established by grace, not by food, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.
knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers,
You therefore, beloved, knowing these things beforehand, beware, lest being carried away with the error of the wicked, you fall from your own steadfastness.