Parallel Verses

Anderson New Testament

See that no one make you the victims of imposture by means of philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the rudiments of the world, and not ac cording to Christ:

New American Standard Bible

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.

King James Version

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Holman Bible

Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition, based on the elemental forces of the world, and not based on Christ.

International Standard Version

See to it that no one enslaves you through philosophy and empty deceit according to human tradition, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to the Messiah,

A Conservative Version

Take heed lest there will be any man taking you captive through the love of wisdom and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the rudiments of the world, and not according to Christ.

American Standard Version

Take heed lest there shall be any one that maketh spoil of you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ:

Amplified

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception [pseudo-intellectual babble], according to the tradition [and musings] of mere men, following the elementary principles of this world, rather than following [the truth—the teachings of] Christ.

An Understandable Version

Pay attention so that no one takes you [spiritually] captive through his philosophy and empty deception based on human tradition, according to the principles of the world and not according to Christ.

Bible in Basic English

Take care that no one takes you away by force, through man's wisdom and deceit, going after the beliefs of men and the theories of the world, and not after Christ:

Common New Testament

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to human tradition, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.

Daniel Mace New Testament

beware lest any one seduce you by the vain illusions of philosophy, founded upon human traditions, and meer shadows, and not upon Christ:

Darby Translation

See that there be no one who shall lead you away as a prey through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the teaching of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ.

Godbey New Testament

See that no one shall be deceiving you through philosophy and empty delusion, according to the tradition of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ,

Goodspeed New Testament

Take care that nobody exploits you through the pretensions of philosophy, guided by human tradition, following material ways of looking at things, instead of following Christ.

John Wesley New Testament

Beware lest any man make a prey of you through philosophy and empty deceit, after the traditions of men, after the rudiments of this world, and not after Christ.

Julia Smith Translation

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.

King James 2000

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Beware lest {anyone take you captive} through philosophy and empty deceit, according to {human tradition}, according to the elemental spirits of the world and not according to Christ,

Modern King James verseion

Beware lest anyone rob you through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Beware lest any man come and spoil you through philosophy and deceitful vanity, through the traditions of men, and ordinances after the world, and not after Christ.

Moffatt New Testament

Beware of anyone getting hold of you by means of a theosophy which is specious make-believe, on the lines of human tradition, corresponding to the Elemental spirits of the world and not to Christ.

Montgomery New Testament

Take care lest any man drag you away captive by his philosophy which is a vain deceit, following the traditions of men and the world's crude notions, and not Christ.

NET Bible

Be careful not to allow anyone to captivate you through an empty, deceitful philosophy that is according to human traditions and the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

New Heart English Bible

Be careful that you do not 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.

Noyes New Testament

Beware lest there be some one who shall make a prey of you through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the rudiments of the world, and not according to Christ.

Sawyer New Testament

See that no one leads you off as a prey through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the rudiments of the world, and not according to Christ,

The Emphasized Bible

Be taking heed, lest there shall be anyone leading, you, off as a spoil, through means of their philosophy, and an empty deceit, - according to the instruction of men, according to the first principles of the world, - and not according to Christ:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Beware that no man make a prey of you by means of philosophy and vain delusion, after the tradition of men, after the principles of the world, and not after Christ:

Twentieth Century New Testament

Take care there is not some one who will carry you away by his 'philosophy'--a hollow sham!--following, as it does, mere human traditions, and dealing with puerile questions of this world, and not with Christ.

Webster

Beware lest any man make a prey of you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Weymouth New Testament

Take care lest there be some one who leads you away as prisoners by means of his philosophy and idle fancies, following human traditions and the world's crude notions instead of following Christ.

Williams New Testament

Take care that nobody captures you by the idle fancies of his so-called philosophy, following human tradition and the world's crude notions instead of Christ.

World English Bible

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.

Worrell New Testament

Beware, lest there should be any one who makes a spoil of you through his philosophy and vain deceits, according to the tradition of men, according to the rudiments of the world, and not according to Christ;

Worsley New Testament

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:

Youngs Literal Translation

See that no one shall be carrying you away as spoil through the philosophy and vain deceit, according to the deliverance of men, according to the rudiments of the world, and not according to Christ,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
βλέπω 
Blepo 
Usage: 85

μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

συλαγωγέω 
Sulagogeo 
Usage: 1

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

φιλοσοφία 
Philosophia 
Usage: 1

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

κενός 
Kenos 
Usage: 15

ἀπάτη 
Apate 
Usage: 5

κατά 
Kata 
κατά 
Kata 
κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428
Usage: 428
Usage: 428

the tradition
παράδοσις 
Paradosis 
Usage: 8

of men
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

the rudiments
στοιχεῖον 
Stoicheion 
Usage: 7

of the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 2:8

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Prayers for Colossians 2:8

Context Readings

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7 rooted, and built up in him, and strengthened in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. 8 See that no one make you the victims of imposture by means of philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the rudiments of the world, and not ac cording to Christ: 9 for in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhood bodily.



Cross References

1 Timothy 6:20

Timothy, keep that which is committed to your charge, avoiding those profane and empty babblings, and disputations about knowledge falsely so called;

Galatians 4:3

So, also, we, when we were minors, were in bondage under the rudiments of the world.

Ephesians 5:6

Let no one deceive you with vain words: for on account of these things, the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

Colossians 2:20

If, then, you have died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you submit to ordinances?

Colossians 2:20

If, then, you have died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you submit to ordinances?

Colossians 2:20

If, then, you have died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you submit to ordinances?

Colossians 2:20

If, then, you have died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you submit to ordinances?

Matthew 7:15

But beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but within are ravenous wolves.

Matthew 10:17

But beware of men: for they will deliver you to the councils, and scourge you in their synagogues;

Matthew 15:2-9

Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.

Matthew 16:6

And Jesus said to them: Take heed and be ware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Mark 7:3-13

(for the Pharisees and all the Jews eat not, unless they wash their hands carefully, because they hold the tradition of the elders:

Acts 17:18

And some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers disputed with him; and some said: What can this babbler possibly wish to say? Others said: He seems to be a proclaimer of strange demons: for he preached to them Jesus and the Resurrection.

Acts 17:32

And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked; others said: We will hear you again concerning this matter.

Romans 1:21-22

because, when they knew God, they did not glorify him as God, nor were they thankful; but they became perverse in their reasonings, and their wicked heart was darkened;

Romans 16:17

Now I beseech you, brethren, to mark those who make divisions and cause offenses in opposition to the teaching which you have learned, and avoid them.

1 Corinthians 1:19-23

For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; and I will set aside the understanding of the prudent.

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

Let no one deceive himself: if any one among you is considered as wise in this age, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

1 Corinthians 15:35-36

But some one will say: How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?

2 Corinthians 10:5

overthrowing reasonings and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and leading captive every thought to the obedience of the Christ,

Galatians 1:14

and I surpassed in Judaism many of my own age and nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the tradition of my fathers.

Galatians 4:9

now, however, after having known God, rather indeed having been known by God, how is it that you are turning back to the weak and beggarly rudiments, to which you desire again to be in bondage, as at first?

Ephesians 2:2

in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is actively at work in the sons of disobedience:

Ephesians 4:20

But you have not so learned the Christ,

Philippians 3:2

Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the concision.

Colossians 2:18

Let no one gain his purpose in depriving you of the palm by an affected humility and worship of angels, prying into things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Colossians 2:22

(all of which are for the destruction of those who use them,) according to the commandments and teachings of men;

2 Timothy 2:17-18

and their word will eat as a gangrene: of whom are Hyrnenaeus and Philetus,

2 Timothy 3:13

But evil men and impostors will become worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Hebrews 13:9

Be not carried away by various and strange teachings: for it is good that the heart be strengthened with grace, not with meats, which have not profited those who were occupied with them.

1 Peter 1:18

because you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver or gold, from your vain mode of life received by tradition from your fathers,

2 Peter 3:17

Do you, therefore, beloved, since you know these things be forehand, beware, lest, being led away with the error of the wicked, you fall from your own steadfastness.

2 John 1:8

Look to yourselves, that we lose not the things that we have gained, but that we receive a full reward.

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