Colossians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Colossians 2:17

“Which are a shadow of things to come, but the body is of Christ.”

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Other Translations

Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body [is] of Christ.
- King James Version

things which are a {mere} shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

which are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Christ's.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For these are an image of the things which are to come; but the body is Christ's.
- Basic English Bible

which are a shadow of things to come; but the body [is] of Christ.
- Darby Bible

Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
- Webster's Bible

These were a shadow of things that were soon to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

which are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Christ's.
- World English Bible

or of sabatis, whiche ben schadewe of thingis to comynge; for the bodi is of Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

which are a shadow of the coming things, and the body [is] of the Christ;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 2:17


2:17 Which are but a lifeless shadow; but the body, the substance, is of Christ.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 2:17


Col 2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body [is] of Christ. The body, or substance, which casts the shadow is Christ. We are to pay no attention to the shadows since Christ has come, but to observe what we find in him and the gospel.

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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