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

  • 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.
  • Patricia M Stanbery
    of God, and the Father, and Christ................................3 ? What am I missing?
  • Jonathan McDade
    When we are tempted and under attack from the fiery darts of the enemy we must remember to walk in Christ always, when we have Christ in mind we notice these things happening so put on the full armour of God and walk with him. Surrender yourself to the Lord, don't lean on your own understanding and take up your cross. Hallelujah!
  • Ronnie johnson
    please God , I am afraid for my life should i ever lose You and with Your help God , that will not happen , Thank You , God in the Name of Jesus !Please pray that I am able to perservere even further in Christ , also Thank You , Holy Spirit in the Name of Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour , Amen .
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