Colossians 2:15

And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hauing spoyled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing ouer them in it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Wayne
    V.18- We are not to be persuaded or deceived by those who are not following Jesus but spreading another gospel , which is not another gospel. Therefore, if persuaded to leave the gospel of Christ, we lose our reward. Christ is the one who is truth and speaks the truth. He never pushes us away but draws us closer to Him. Trust in the Lord with all your heart!
  • Mari
    Fe!icia, we are to worship only Christ Not angels. God is the only mediator. Its only between God
  • Bruce
    Felicia:You answered your last post by your first post amazing and Mike confirmed it. O foolish Galatians who hath bewitched you--- Galatians 3:1
  • Mike
    Worship ONLY Jesus. Outside of Jesus, we are to worship NO One else or anything else - THis includes angels, men, statues, traditions etc. Do not allow satan to TRICK you through blind men teaching/talking about things NOT by scriptures; often time by their pride and arrogant head knowledge. God has rewarded us His Truth(Jesus). Therefore be humble
  • Karl
    to Felicia - you sure picked a good verse to ponder on. Just my interpretation - a sincere and humble trust in the teachings put forth by JESUS, and a rejection of any vain embellishments or interpretations put forth by those who would claim insights based in the vanities of false imaginations. You sure picked a good chapter - so much good advice for us all in this one. Hope that helps?
  • Felicia
    Verse 18 Can someone explain what this means? Please. Thank you.

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