Colossians 2:8 New International Version

Dead but Risen with Christ

8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces[1] of this world rather than on Christ.

Colossians 2:20 New International Version

20 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules:


[1] 2:8 Or "the basic principles" ; also in verse 20

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