Colossians 2:21

“(Touch not; taste not; handle not;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

(Touch not, taste not, handle not:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Handle not, nor taste, nor touch
- American Standard Version (1901)

Which say there may be no touching, tasting, or taking in your hands,
- Basic English Bible

Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch,
- Darby Bible

(Touch not; taste not; handle not;
- Webster's Bible

Do not handle this; "Do not taste that;" "Do not touch that other thing" --
- Weymouth Bible

Don't handle, nor taste, nor touch
- World English Bible

That ye touche not, nether taaste,
- Wycliffe Bible

-- thou mayest not touch, nor taste, nor handle --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 2:21


2:21 Touch not - An unclean thing. Taste not - Any forbidden meat. Handle not - Any consecrated vessel.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 2:21


Col 2:21 Touch not; taste not; handle not. Why are you subject to prohibitions of food and drink which command you to "touch not"? etc.

Discussion for Colossians 2

  • Wayne
    Let no man judge you meat and in drink or in respect an Holy day the new moon or the sabbath days. But the body is of Christ.
  • Rick Sparks
    I think there is a lot more to this chapter.I have read it several times,and I am going to keep reading it till the Holy Spirit gives me complete understanding.
  • BSP
    Verse 8 shows that we must be careful not to be fooled by philosophy or human wisdom.
  • Shirley fink
    The lord says ask and than thank him. The only way to obtain this behavior is to ask and than thank and praise him till you see it manifested in your life. We can do this because christ spirit lives in us and as we thank God he brings what we need for this to be done. God is faithful to the ones that are truly his








  • Dorcas Douglas
    Paul was giving the people in Laodicea their props about their faith in verse 5,7,12. how it they were rooted and stablished in Christ Jesus.
  • Teresa
    the godhead is GOD the Father God the son and .God the holy spirit these are all God.

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