Colossians 2:20
Good News Translation
You have died with Christ and are set free from the ruling spirits of the universe. Why, then, do you live as though you belonged to this world? Why do you obey such rules as

Contemporary English Version
You died with Christ. Now the forces of the universe don't have any power over you. Why do you live as if you had to obey such rules as,

Douay-Rheims Bible
If then you be dead with Christ from the elements of this world, why do you yet decree as though living in the world?

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If then you be dead with Christ from the elements of this world, why do you yet decree as though living in the world?

if.

Colossians 3:3 For you are dead: and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Romans 6:2-11 God forbid! For we that are dead to sin, how shall we live any longer therein? . . .

Romans 7:4-6 Therefore, my brethren, you also are become dead to the law, by the body of Christ: that you may belong to another, who is risen again from the dead that we may bring forth fruit to God. . . .

Galatians 2:19,20 For I, through the law, am dead to the law, that I may live to God; with Christ I am nailed to the cross. . . .

Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.

1 Peter 4:1-3 Christ therefore having suffered in the flesh, be you also armed with the same thought: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sins: . . .

from.

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.

Ephesians 2:15 Making void the law of commandments contained in decrees: that he might make the two in himself into one new man, making peace

rudiments.

John 15:19 If you had been of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

John 17:14-16 I have given them thy word, and the world hath hated them: because they are not of the world, as I also am not of the world. . . .

2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.

James 4:4 Adulterers, know you not that the friendship of this world is the enemy of God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of this world becometh an enemy of God.

1 John 5:19 We know that we are of God and the whole world is seated in wickedness.

subject.

Colossians 2:14,16 Blotting out the handwriting of the decree that was against us, which was contrary to us. And he hath taken the same out of the way, fastening it to the cross. . . .

Galatians 4:3,9-12 So we also, when we were children, were serving under the elements of the world. . . .

Hebrews 13:9 Be not led away with various and strange doctrines. For it is best that the heart be established with grace, not with meats: which have not profited those that walk in them.

Context
Alive in Christ
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. 20If then you be dead with Christ from the elements of this world, why do you yet decree as though living in the world? 21Touch not: taste not: handle not.…
Cross References
Romans 6:2
God forbid! For we that are dead to sin, how shall we live any longer therein?

Romans 6:11
So do you also reckon that you are dead to sin, but alive unto God, in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Galatians 4:3
So we also, when we were children, were serving under the elements of the world.

Galatians 4:9
But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known by God: how turn you again to the weak and needy elements which you desire to serve again?

Galatians 6:14
But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.

Ephesians 2:15
Making void the law of commandments contained in decrees: that he might make the two in himself into one new man, making peace

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.

Colossians 2:14
Blotting out the handwriting of the decree that was against us, which was contrary to us. And he hath taken the same out of the way, fastening it to the cross.

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,

Colossians 2:21
Touch not: taste not: handle not.

Colossians 3:3
For you are dead: and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Additional Translations
If you have died with Christ to the spiritual forces of the world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its regulations:

If you have died with Christ, away from the principles of the world, why as if living in the world do you submit to decrees:

Why if you be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are you subject to ordinances,

If ye died with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, do ye subject yourselves to ordinances,

If ye have died with Christ from the elements of the world, why as [if] alive in [the] world do ye subject yourselves to ordinances?

If ye died with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, do ye subject yourselves to ordinances,

Wherefore, if ye are dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,

If you have died with Christ and have escaped from the world's rudimentary notions, why, as though your life still belonged to the world, do you submit to such precepts as

If you died with Christ from the elements of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to ordinances,

If, then, ye did die with the Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances?
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