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Colossians 2:16

Let no one judge you (mh tiv umav krinetw). Prohibition present active imperative third singular, forbidding the habit of passing judgment in such matters. For krinw see on Matthew 7:1. Paul has here in mind the ascetic regulations and practices of one wing of the Gnostics (possibly Essenic or even Pharisaic influence). He makes a plea for freedom in such matters on a par with that in 1Co. 8-9; Rom. 14; 15. The Essenes went far beyond the Mosaic regulations. For the Jewish feasts see on Galatians 4:10. Josephus (Ant. III. 10, 1) expressly explains the "seventh day" as called "sabbata" (plural form as here, an effort to transliterate the Aramaic sabbathah).

Other Robertson's Word Pictures (NT) entries containing Colossians 2:16:

John 6:55
Acts 20:6
Colossians 2:18
Colossians 2:20
1 Timothy 4:3


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