Colossians 2:16

“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let no man therefore iudge you in meat, or in drinke, or in respect of an Holy day, or of the New moone, or of the Sabbath dayes:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day--
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a feast day or a new moon or a sabbath day:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason let no man be your judge in any question of food or drink or feast days or new moons or Sabbaths:
- Basic English Bible

Let none therefore judge you in meat or in drink, or in matter of feast, or new moon, or sabbaths,
- Darby Bible

Let no man therefore judge you in food, or in drink, or in respect of a holy-day, or or the new-moon, or of the sabbaths:
- Webster's Bible

Therefore suffer no one to sit in judgement on you as to eating or drinking or with regard to a festival, a new moon or a sabbath.
- Weymouth Bible

Let no one therefore judge you in eating, or in drinking, or with respect to a feast day or a new moon or a Sabbath day,
- World English Bible

Therfor no man iuge you in mete, or in drink, or in part of feeste dai, or of neomenye,
- Wycliffe Bible

Let no one, then, judge you in eating or in drinking, or in respect of a feast, or of a new moon, or of sabbaths,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 2:16


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.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 2:16


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.

Discussion for Colossians 2

  • Bruce
    Felicia:You answered your last post by your first post amazing and Mike confirmed it. O foolish Galatians who hath bewitched you--- Galatians 3:1
  • Mike
    Worship ONLY Jesus. Outside of Jesus, we are to worship NO One else or anything else - THis includes angels, men, statues, traditions etc. Do not allow satan to TRICK you through blind men teaching/talking about things NOT by scriptures; often time by their pride and arrogant head knowledge. God has rewarded us His Truth(Jesus). Therefore be humble
  • Karl
    to Felicia - you sure picked a good verse to ponder on. Just my interpretation - a sincere and humble trust in the teachings put forth by JESUS, and a rejection of any vain embellishments or interpretations put forth by those who would claim insights based in the vanities of false imaginations. You sure picked a good chapter - so much good advice for us all in this one. Hope that helps?
  • Felicia
    Verse 18 Can someone explain what this means? Please. Thank you.
  • Felicia
    Verse 16
    Christ is all we need for salvation. We
    don't need to be on a particular diet or observe some kind of a religious exercise. Neither do we have to seek God by means of other religious cults or unbiblical philosophies. Christ alone holds the answers to true meaning of life. Because Christ is Life, He is the unique source of knowledge and power for the Christian life.
  • Wayne
    Andrea, read v. 14. The old covenant was ordinances. We are free from the religious rituals of the past. Paul says was contrary to us. Nailed to His cross. We are free by His grace. Jesus says not that which goes into the mouth defiles the man but that which comes out. So we are not to be judged by eating, such as pork, or drinking.

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