21 For even though they knew God, they did not [a]honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became (A)futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

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  1. Romans 1:21 Lit glorify

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.(A)

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18 Let no one keep [a](A)defrauding you of your prize by (B)delighting in [b]self-abasement and the worship of the angels, [c]taking his stand on visions he has seen, [d](C)inflated without cause by his (D)fleshly mind,

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  1. Colossians 2:18 Or deciding against you
  2. Colossians 2:18 Or humility
  3. Colossians 2:18 Or going into detail about
  4. Colossians 2:18 Or conceited

18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility(A) and the worship of angels disqualify you.(B) Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind.

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18 knowing that you were not [a](A)redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your (B)futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,

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  1. 1 Peter 1:18 Or ransomed

18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed(A) from the empty way of life(B) handed down to you from your ancestors,

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18 For speaking out (A)arrogant words of (B)vanity they (C)entice by fleshly desires, by (D)sensuality, those who barely (E)escape from the ones who live in error,

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18 For they mouth empty, boastful words(A) and, by appealing to the lustful desires of the flesh, they entice people who are just escaping(B) from those who live in error.

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