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 2:16

  • Paul did not have any authority to alter the commands of God. Even Jesus who was the son of God said he could only do what he saw the Father doing. Read John 5:19 for example. Or the prayer in Gethsemane where Jesus pray for the cup to pass from him but then states "not my will but thine ". If Jesus was under God "s authority who is Paul to assert a new teaching. Maybe Paul was not saying what many people think he was saying regarding doing away with jewish practices. Jesus warned us not to teach others to relax the commandments ,Matthew 5:19. I doubt Paul was relaxing the commandments and teaching others to do the same.
  • Dyson musonda for verse 16
    Think for this wonderful passage am encouraged and I would love to learn more of Gods word,especially the most difficult verses were people Urge mostly Regards to all Dyson.
  • Kelli Doughty for verse 16
    This is telling us that we are no longer bound by the ceremonial aspects of observeing all holidays. Hebrew days of observance. Passover, Yom Kipper, Unleavened bread, Hanakah or however it is spelled, it does not do a way with Sabbath Day. It is a commandment, to say he did away with a commandment in this statement would mean that he also did away with thou shall not kill, thou shall not steal, Etc.
  • Richard Kobina Badu Mensah for verse 16
    It Is Now Clear To Me By 2 Colosians 2 16 That Not Food U Eat Will Send U To Heaven But How To Live A Decent Life Count Much.
  • If you read the whole book of colossians, you will come to the conclusion that Paul was warning his church who incidently was keeping the Sabbath. They had people coming to their church and giving them false information regarding sabbath. .telling them that they can worship any day. .so Paul told them that their practice of the sabbath day was right and that they should not listen to the false teachers.
  • Nyaole geofrey for verse 16
    When arguing about this verse, please lets not be blinded by our perception of thus says our mind but let 's invite christ to reveal the hidden meaning of these wonderful precepts of apostle Paul.For instance if we view the chapter from verse one Paul points JESUS AS owner of wisdom and knowledge so why must we think that paul considered our conditions and why not others and that is lack of brotherly love. friends we can 't justify ourselves, salvation is by grace when the sinner has been fully equipped on the momentum of sin commited so why must we do things that will cause our brothers sin.AMEN

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