And having disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
Cross ReferencesJohn 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 as captives in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.
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,
This is why it says: "When He ascended on high, He led captives away, and gave gifts to men."
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.
And you have been made complete in Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.
Chapter Outline1. Paul still exhorts them to be constant in Christ;
8. to beware of philosophy, and vain traditions;
18. worshipping of angels;
20. and legal ceremonies, which are ended in Christ.
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