If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.”, 25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. Try it for 30 days FREE. Don't have an account? Colossians 2:8. All rights reserved. 26 But (W)you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, [e]as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. Sorry, you don't have permission to view that book. Used by permission. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. of no value against the indulgence of the flesh. Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial. Matthew 26:52-53 clarifies this through an example: "But Jesus said to him, 'Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. 4 And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do, though you do not believe Me, Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access, Colossians 2:8 in all English translations, Gen. 49:24; Is. The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works." There was an error while trying to create your account. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; because I lay down My life that I may take it again. 23 (U)These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and [j]neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh. The Bereans "received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so" (Acts 17:10-11). Your Faithlife account signs you in to all our sites. the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments. 9 For (C)in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead [b]bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the (D)head of all [c]principality and power. I.S.V. not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind. Because man's philosophy does not consider God, its very foundation is faulty. Colossians 2:8 Context. 10 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. Sorry, an error was encountered while loading part of the book. Colossians 2:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Colossians 2:8, NIV: "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ." Colossians 1:4 Paul lays the foundation in chapter 1 by admonishing the Colossians to remember what they heard in the beginning of their conversion. New King James Version copyright © 1982 by, Jesus Christ as Lord of the Old Testament, Whatever Happened to Gnosticism? And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Creating an account allows you to access more features and content such as: Reading the Bible is rewarding, and these plans make it easy! 8 Beware lest anyone 5cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to ithe tradition of men, according to the jbasic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. Men pass these traditions on to other men, but the powers of the spirit world keep these messengers on their track and blinded to the truth. Sunday school teachers and theologians perpetuate the Gnostic myths of the immortality of the soul, of eternal consciousness, of progressive revelation, of each person having a spark of goodness within that just needs to be fanned into a flame, and of each soul or spirit existing before in heaven and returning there upon death. 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! With an incessant drumming, the powers of the world keep prompting men and women in the same vain deceits that directly contradict the truth about God and His purpose for mankind. 15 sHaving disarmed tprincipalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. In verses 9-10, Paul again emphasizes Christ's primacy and superiority, including the facts that He is divine and over demons in authority. 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Rom. 18 Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has 3not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19 and not holding fast to wthe Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, xgrows with the increase that is from God. It is translated from the Greek philosophia, which can be broken into its individual parts: philos (fond or friendly) and sophos (clever or wise). And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. In terms of salvation, no other is able to save human beings. Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. 20 [i]Therefore, if you (Q)died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, (R)why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations— 21 (S)“Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,” 22 which all concern things which perish with the using—(T)according to the commandments and doctrines of men? This command I have received from My Father.”, The works that I do in My Father’s name, they. Paul says that this philosophy and its associated doctrines were plausible, but they were not based on solid arguments.