Take heed least any one make a prey of you by philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Christ:
O Timothy, keep that with which thou art entrusted, avoiding profane empty babblings, and the oppositions of science falsely so called:
Let no one deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
And beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
Beware of evil men; for they will deliver you up to their councils, and will scourge you in their synagogues.
Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat.
and therefore when Jesus said to them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the pharisees and of the sadducees,
for the pharisees, and indeed all the Jews, do not eat till they have washed their hands thoroughly, observing the tradition of the ancients.
But some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers encountered him; and some said, What would this babler say? and others, He seemeth to be a proclaimer of foreign deities: because he preached to them Jesus and the resurrection.
And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some laughed at it: and others said, We will hear thee again concerning this matter.
so that they are inexcusable; because having thus known God they glorified Him not as God, neither were they thankful; but were infatuated by their own reasonings, and their heart being void of understanding was darkened.
Now I exhort you, brethren, to mark those who cause divisions and offences, contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned:
For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent."
Let no one deceive himself: if any among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be truly wise.
But some will say, How are the dead raised, and with what body do they come?
destroying false reasonings, and every height that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and captivating every thought to the obedience of Christ.
and I made a proficiency in Judaism above many of the same age with me in my own nation, being excessively zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
But now that ye know God, or rather are known by God, how is it that ye turn again to the poor weak elements, to which ye desire again to be in bondage as before?
in which ye formerly walked after the manner of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that still operates in the children of disobedience:
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;
handle not," which all tend to corruption in the using,) according to the commandments and doctrines of men?
and their discourse will eat like a gangrene. Of whom is Hymeneus and Philetus; who have erred from the truth,
But wicked men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
be not then carried about by various and strange doctrines; for it is good that the heart be established by grace, and not in meats, in which those that have been most exact, have not profited by them.
knowing that ye were redeemed from your vain conversation learned by tradition from your fathers, not with corruptible things, as silver and gold;
Do ye therefore, beloved, as ye know these things before, take heed least being seduced together with them by the error of the wicked, ye should fall from your own stedfastness.