Colossians 2:15
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New International Version
And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

New Living Translation
In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.

English Standard Version
He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.

Berean Study Bible
And having disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

Berean Literal Bible
Having disarmed the rulers and the authorities, He made a show of them in public, having triumphed over them in it.

New American Standard Bible
When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.

King James Bible
And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He disarmed the rulers and authorities and disgraced them publicly; He triumphed over them by Him.

International Standard Version
And when he had disarmed the rulers and the authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in the cross.

NET Bible
Disarming the rulers and authorities, he has made a public disgrace of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And by putting off his body, he stripped the Principalities and the Powers and shamed them openly in his Essential Self.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He stripped the rulers and authorities [of their power] and made a public spectacle of them as he celebrated his victory in Christ.

New American Standard 1977
When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and having spoiled the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

King James 2000 Bible
And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

American King James Version
And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

American Standard Version
having despoiled the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And despoiling the principalities and powers, he hath exposed them confidently in open shew, triumphing over them in himself.

Darby Bible Translation
having spoiled principalities and authorities, he made a show of them publicly, leading them in triumph by it.

English Revised Version
having put off from himself the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Webster's Bible Translation
And having despoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Weymouth New Testament
And the hostile princes and rulers He shook off from Himself, and boldly displayed them as His conquests, when by the Cross He triumphed over them.

World English Bible
having stripped the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Young's Literal Translation
having stripped the principalities and the authorities, he made a shew of them openly -- having triumphed over them in it.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:8-17 There is a philosophy which rightly exercises our reasonable faculties; a study of the works of God, which leads us to the knowledge of God, and confirms our faith in him. But there is a philosophy which is vain and deceitful; and while it pleases men's fancies, hinders their faith: such are curious speculations about things above us, or no concern to us. Those who walk in the way of the world, are turned from following Christ. We have in Him the substance of all the shadows of the ceremonial law. All the defects of it are made up in the gospel of Christ, by his complete sacrifice for sin, and by the revelation of the will of God. To be complete, is to be furnished with all things necessary for salvation. By this one word complete, is shown that we have in Christ whatever is required. In him, not when we look to Christ, as though he were distant from us, but we are in him, when, by the power of the Spirit, we have faith wrought in our hearts by the Spirit, and we are united to our Head. The circumcision of the heart, the crucifixion of the flesh, the death and burial to sin and to the world, and the resurrection to newness of life, set forth in baptism, and by faith wrought in our hearts, prove that our sins are forgiven, and that we are fully delivered from the curse of the law. Through Christ, we, who were dead in sins, are quickened. Christ's death was the death of our sins; Christ's resurrection is the quickening of our souls. The law of ordinances, which was a yoke to the Jews, and a partition-wall to the Gentiles, the Lord Jesus took out of the way. When the substance was come, the shadows fled. Since every mortal man is, through the hand-writing of the law, guilty of death, how very dreadful is the condition of the ungodly and unholy, who trample under foot that blood of the Son of God, whereby alone this deadly hand-writing can be blotted out! Let not any be troubled about bigoted judgments which related to meats, or the Jewish solemnities. The setting apart a portion of our time for the worship and service of God, is a moral and unchangeable duty, but had no necessary dependence upon the seventh day of the week, the sabbath of the Jews. The first day of the week, or the Lord's day, is the time kept holy by Christians, in remembrance of Christ's resurrection. All the Jewish rites were shadows of gospel blessings.
Study Bible
Alive in Christ
14having canceled the debt ascribed to us in the decrees that stood against us. He took it away, nailing it to the cross! 15And having disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. 16Therefore let no one judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a festival, a New Moon, or a Sabbath.…
Cross References
John 12:31
Now judgment is upon this world; now the prince of this world will be cast out.

1 Corinthians 15:24
Then the end will come, when He hands over the kingdom to God the Father after He has destroyed all dominion, authority, and power.

2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who always leads us triumphantly in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.

Ephesians 3:10
His purpose was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,

Ephesians 4:8
This is why it says: "When He ascended on high, He led captives away, and gave gifts to men."

Colossians 1:16
For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him.

Colossians 2:10
And you have been made complete in Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.
Treasury of Scripture

And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

having.

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your …

Psalm 68:18 You have ascended on high, you have led captivity captive: you have …

Isaiah 49:24,25 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered…

Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall …

Matthew 12:29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his …

Luke 10:18 And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Luke 11:22 But when a stronger than he shall come on him, and overcome him, …

John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world …

John 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

Ephesians 4:8 Why he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, …

Hebrews 2:14 For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, …

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, …

Revelation 20:2,3,10 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, …

principalities.

Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that …

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which …

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, …

triumphing.

Luke 23:39-43 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, …

John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to me.

John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: …

Acts 2:23,24,32-36 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge …

in it. or, in himself.

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