Colossians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Colossians 2:14

“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances, that was against vs, which was contrary to vs, and tooke it out of the way, nayling it to his Crosse:”

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Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
- King James Version

having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

having blotted out the bond written in ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us: and he hath taken it out that way, nailing it to the cross;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Having put an end to the handwriting of the law which was against us, taking it out of the way by nailing it to his cross;
- Basic English Bible

having effaced the handwriting in ordinances which [stood out] against us, which was contrary to us, he has taken it also out of the way, having nailed it to the cross;
- Darby Bible

Blotting out the hand-writing of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
- Webster's Bible

The bond, with its requirements, which was in force against us and was hostile to us, He cancelled, and cleared it out of the way, nailing it to His Cross.
- Weymouth Bible

wiping out the handwriting in ordinances which was against us; and he has taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cross;
- World English Bible

foryyuynge to you alle giltis, doynge awei that writing of decre that was ayens vs, that was contrarie to vs; and he took awei that fro the myddil, pitchinge it on the cros;
- Wycliffe Bible

having blotted out the handwriting in the ordinances that is against us, that was contrary to us, and he hath taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 2:14


2:14 Having blotted out - in consequence of his gracious decrees, that Christ should come into the world to save sinners, and that whosoever believeth on him should have everlasting life. The handwriting against us - Where a debt is contracted, it is usually testified by some handwriting; and when the debt is forgiven, the handwriting is destroyed, either by blotting it out, by taking it away, or by tearing it. The apostle expresses in all these three ways, God's destroying the handwriting which was contrary to us, or at enmity with us. This was not properly our sins themselves, (they were the debt,) but their guilt and cry before God.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 2:14


Col 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of the ordinances. "The bond" (Revised Version). That is, the written law of ordinances; the law of Jewish rites. This was "blotted out", erased, removed. Which was contrary to us. "Against us" (Revised Version). Especially in the sense that they made Gentiles aliens and strangers to the covenant, and without God and hope. Nailing it to his cross. When the Jews nailed Jesus to the cross they drove the nails into their own law. The old dispensation was ended; the blood of the new covenant was shed from the wounds of the nails.

Discussion for Colossians 2

  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 2:6 he that saith he abideth in HIM ought himself also so to walk even as HE walked 2 JOHN 1:6 and this is love that we walk after HIS commandments this is the commandment that as you have heard from the beginning you should walk in it 3 JOHN 1:4 I HAVE NO GREATER JOY THAN TO HEAR THAT MY CHILDREN WALK IN TRUTH 1 THESSALONIANS 2:12 that you would walk worthy of GOD who hath called you unto HIS kingdom and glory
  • BSP
    Verse 8- we must be careful that we don’t chose human traditions over the truths found in the Bible.
  • Steve morrow
    SABBATH --- COLOSSIANS 2:16 let no man therefore judge you in meat or in drink or in respect of an holy day or of the new moon or of the sabbath days LUKE 4:31 and came down to Capernaum a city of galilee and taught them on the sabbath days ROMANS 15:4 for whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 2:8 --- BEWARE --- LEST ANY MAN SPOIL YOU THROUGH PHILOSOPHY AND VAIN DECEIT AFTER THE TRADITION OF MEN AFTER THE RUDIMENTS OF THE WORLD AND NOT AFTER CHRIST 1 THESSALONIANS 3:8 for now we live --- if you stand fast in THE LORD ---
  • A disciple
    BSP; An interesting point is how the Word which was from the beginning ever had to be kept a secret. Understanding the history as recorded in the Scriptures shows that it was the rise of the heathen and Antichrist, which conspired to break the bands asunder and cast away the cords of God with men, that turned the common faith and all the hope of man into something to be concealed from view.
  • BSP
    Verses 2,3~The sacred secret was to be revealed and Jesus is the focal point of the sacred secret.

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