Colossians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Colossians 2:15

“And hauing spoyled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing ouer them in it.”

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Other Translations

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

When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

having despoiled the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Having made himself free from the rule of authorities and powers, he put them openly to shame, glorying over them in it.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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.
- Weymouth Bible

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

and he spuylide principatis and poweris, and ledde out tristili, opynli ouercomynge hem in hym silf.
- Wycliffe Bible

having stripped the principalities and the authorities, he made a shew of them openly -- having triumphed over them in it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 2:15


2:15 And having spoiled the principalities and powers - The evil angels, of their usurped dominion. He - God the Father. Exposed them openly - Before all the hosts of hell and heaven. Triumphing over them in or by him - By Christ. Thus the paragraph begins with Christ, goes on with him, and ends with him.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 2:15


Col 2:15 [And] having spoiled principalities and powers. "Having put off from himself the principalities and powers" (Revised Version). Christ overcame and disarmed the spirits of darkness, the evil angels. He triumphed over Satan and all his powers. He made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Put them to an open shame by triumphing over them in his resurrection and ascension.

Discussion for Colossians 2

  • Freedomborn
    In my Ministry to those who had left Cults I found that they still could not accept The Godhead v9 or as we call Them today The Trinity both meaning 3inOne -1John5:7 They are One in Spirit but have different Roles, The Father is in Authority as confirmed in 1Corinthians15:24-28 Lets Pray for all those who have been deceived that their Spiritual eye's will be opened to God's Truth. Blessings Anne.
  • Brianna vs. 23
    Insightful! Some religions teach that you must suffer or hurt your body in order to be pleasing to God, this scripture helps us to reason. It is through an accurate knowledge of God's word that our body can be brought into subject. God's word touches our heart and motivates change. We can fast, mark,deny,ourselves but that may not be necessary. Allow God's word to motivate change, not pain.
  • BSP
    Verse 8- we must be careful that we don’t chose human traditions over the truths found in the Bible.
  • 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.
  • Eutychus

    vs3. "In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." Know of a certainty, this is true. But it comes at great cost..."For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow". I testify to the truth of this. The more of Jesus you have, the more of knowledge you gain, the more grief and sorrow you will live with. The only salvation left for you, is Jesus.

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