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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
2:16 Therefore - Seeing these things are so. Let none judge you - That is, regard none who judge you. In meat or drink - For not observing the ceremonial law in these or any other particulars. Or in respect of a yearly feast, the new moon, or the weekly Jewish sabbaths.
Col 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you. As the law was nailed to the cross (Col 2:14), let no man compel you to keep its ordinances. In meat, or in drink. By requiring you to eat only what the Jewish law prescribes (Le 7:10-27). See Ro 14:17 1Co 8:8 Heb 9:10. Compare 1Ti 4:3. Or in respect of an feast day. Such as the Passover, Pentecost, etc. Or of the new moon. The monthly observances (Nu 28:11). Or of the sabbaths. The Jewish Sabbath had passed away with the law.
Shaddy's comment on 2013-12-25 08:47:19:
I fully agree with Ed's i think that is the meaning intended,that watever we do we shuld do it right in fear of God such that no one if given the chance to judge us wuld find us guilty of any fault.
Chuck's comment on 2013-08-27 00:38:51:
Contrary to brother Ed's take on this, it seems obvious that Paul is telling us not to allow anyone to judge us as to what we may or may not eat or drink. It has nothing to do with making sure that we can't be found guilty - it says LET no man (no one) judge you! We are not only not bound by the old covenant taboos, we are not subject to anyone else's judgments.
Adekoya Joshua's comment on 2013-08-12 23:17:27:
Meaning i owe no man attention pataining my physical and spiritual life but jesus,thank you jesus.
Ed's comment on 2013-05-15 18:31:57:
God also said " If you love me you will keep my commandments", Also, "Faith establishes the Law".
Well, first of all it mentions "Judge" To me this means that you can be found guilty of something.
So, this passage is saying make sure no man can find you guilty of violating these things.
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