Colossians 2:18
Good News Translation
Do not allow yourselves to be condemned by anyone who claims to be superior because of special visions and who insists on false humility and the worship of angels. For no reason at all, such people are all puffed up by their human way of thinking

Contemporary English Version
Don't be cheated by people who make a show of acting humble and who worship angels. They brag about seeing visions. But it is all nonsense, because their minds are filled with selfish desires.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let no man seduce you, willing in humility and religion of angels, walking in the things which he hath not seen, in vain puffed up by the sense of his flesh:

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Let no man seduce you, willing in humility and religion of angels, walking in the things which he hath not seen, in vain puffed up by the sense of his flesh:

no.

Colossians 2:4,8 Now this I say, that no man may deceive you by loftiness of words. . . .

Genesis 3:13 And the Lord God said to the woman: Why hast thou done this? And she answered: The serpent deceived me, and I did eat.

Numbers 25:18 Because they also have acted like enemies against you, and have guilefully deceived you by the idol Phogor, and Cozbi their sister, a daughter of a prince of Madian, who was slain in the day of the plague for the sacrilege of Phogor.

Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect.

Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not Christ our Lord but their own belly: and by pleasing speeches and good words seduce the hearts of the innocent.

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear lest, as the serpent seduced Eve by his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted and fall from the simplicity that is in Christ.

Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words. For because of these things cometh the anger of God upon the children of unbelief.

2 Peter 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery and of sin that ceaseth not: alluring unstable souls: having their heart exercised with covetousness: children of malediction.

1 John 2:26 These things have I written to you concerning them that seduce you.

1 John 4:1,2 Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. . . .

2 John 1:7-11 For many seducers are gone out into the world who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a seducer and an antichrist. . . .

Revelation 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Revelation 12:9 And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world. And he was cast unto the earth: and his angels were thrown down with him.

Revelation 13:8,14 And all that dwell upon the earth adored him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb which was slain from the beginning of the world. . . .

beguile you.

Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat or in drink or in respect of a festival day or of the new moon or of the sabbaths,

in a voluntary humility.

Colossians 2:23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in superstition and humility, and not sparing the body; not in any honour to the filling of the flesh.

Isaiah 57:9 And thou hast adorned thyself for the king with ointment, and hast multiplied thy perfumes. Thou hast sent thy messengers far off, and wast debased even to hell.

worshipping.

Daniel 11:38 But he shall worship the god Maozim, in his place: and a god whom his fathers knew not, he shall worship with gold, and silver, and precious stones, and things of great price.

*Heb:

Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 8:5,6 For although there be that are called gods, either in heaven or on earth (for there be gods many and lords many): . . .

1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit manifestly saith that in the last times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error and doctrines of devils,

*Gr:

Revelation 19:10 And I fell down before his feet, to adore him. And he saith to me: See thou do it not. I am thy fellow servant and of thy brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Adore God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Revelation 22:8,9 And I, John, who have heard and seen these things. And, after I had heard and seen, I fell down to adore before the feet of the angel who shewed me the things. . . .

intruding.

Deuteronomy 29:29 Secret things to the Lord our God: things that are manifest, to us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Job 38:2 Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskilful words?

Psalm 138:1,2 For David himself. I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart: for thou hast heard the words of my mouth. I will sing praise to thee in the sight of the angels: . . .

Ezekiel 13:3 Thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the foolish prophets that follow their own spirit, and see nothing.

1 Timothy 1:7 Desiring to be teachers of the law: understanding neither the things they say, nor whereof they affirm.

vainly.

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man cheat you by philosophy and vain deceit: according to the tradition of men according to the elements of the world and not according to Christ.

1 Corinthians 4:18 As if I would not come to you, so some are puffed up.

1 Corinthians 8:1 Now concerning those things that are sacrificed to idols: we know we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up: but charity edifieth.

1 Corinthians 13:4 Charity is patient, is kind: charity envieth not, dealeth not perversely, is not puffed up,

fleshly.

Romans 8:6-8 For the wisdom of the flesh is death: but the wisdom of the spirit is life and peace. . . .

1 Corinthians 3:3 For, whereas there is among you envying and contention, are you not carnal and walk you not according to man?

2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear lest perhaps, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found by you such as you would not. Lest perhaps contentions, envyings, animosities, dissensions, detractions, whisperings, swellings, seditions, be among you.

Galatians 5:19,20 Now the works of the flesh are manifest: which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury, . . .

James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter zeal, and there be contention in your hearts: glory not and be not liars against the truth. . . .

James 4:1-6 From whence are wars and contentions among you? Are they not hence, from your concupiscences, which war in your members? . . .

Context
Alive in Christ
17Which are a shadow of things to come: but the body is of Christ. 18Let no man seduce you, willing in humility and religion of angels, walking in the things which he hath not seen, in vain puffed up by the sense of his flesh: 19And not holding the head, from which the whole body, by joints and bands, being supplied with nourishment and compacted, groweth into the increase of God.…
Cross References
Romans 8:7
Because the wisdom of the flesh is an enemy to God. For it is not subject to the law of God: neither can it be.

1 Corinthians 4:6
But these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollo, for your sakes: that in us you may learn that one be not puffed up against the other for another, above that which is written.

1 Corinthians 9:24
Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize. So run that you may obtain.

Ephesians 4:17
This then I say and testify in the Lord: That henceforward you walk not as also the Gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind:

Philippians 3:14
I press towards the mark, to the prize of the supernal vocation of God in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 2:23
Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in superstition and humility, and not sparing the body; not in any honour to the filling of the flesh.

Additional Translations
Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you with speculation about what he has seen. Such a man is puffed up without basis by his unspiritual mind,

Let no one disqualify you, delighting in humility and the worship of the angels, detailing what he has seen, being puffed up vainly by his mind of the flesh,

Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Let no man rob you of your prize by a voluntary humility and worshipping of the angels, dwelling in the things which he hath seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Let no one fraudulently deprive you of your prize, doing his own will in humility and worship of angels, entering into things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh,

Let no man rob you of your prize by a voluntary humility and worshipping of the angels, dwelling in the things which he hath seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshiping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Let no one defraud you of your prize, priding himself on his humility and on his worship of the angels, and taking his stand on the visions he has seen, and idly puffed up with his unspiritual thoughts.

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,

let no one beguile you of your prize, delighting in humble-mindedness and in worship of the messengers, intruding into the things he hath not seen, being vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh,
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