|New International Version (© 2011)|
These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.
King James Bible
Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
American Standard Version
which are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Christ's.
Young's Literal Translation
which are a shadow of the coming things, and the body is of the Christ;
Colossians 2:17 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Which are a shadow - All these things were types, and must continue in force till the Christ, whom they represented, came; the apostle therefore says that the body - the substance or design of them was of Christ - pointed him out, and the excellent blessings which he has procured. The word σκια, shadow, is often used to express any thing imperfect or unsubstantial; while the term σωμα, body, was used in the opposite sense, and expressed any thing substantial, solid, and firm. The law was but the shadow or representation of good things to come; none should rest in it; all that it pointed out is to be sought and obtained in Christ.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 8:5 Who serve to the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for...
Hebrews 9:9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices...
Hebrews 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things...
Matthew 11:28,29 Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest...
Hebrews 4:1-11 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it...
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Hebrews 8:5 They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: "See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain."
Hebrews 10:1 The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming--not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship.