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

  • Charley
    amen brother Daniel someone has discernment against the harlot churches
    rome orthodoxy and many so called evangelical are intrigued by the eucharist
    apostasy abounds everyone one is hush hush about false religious rituals
    john14-6 jesus is the way the truth and the life acts 4-12 salvation is found
    in no other name but jesus Christ and him alone.the philosophy of man
    sends souls to hell.
  • Brother Daniel FC
    To A disciple: I agree, it’s not the ideal way to communicate; what kills me is the limited space. I want to thank you for engaging in this discussion; it’s been a pleasure! It was not about winning an argument, but all about studying God’s word, and expressing ourselves freely. Thanks to you I had to read Ezekiel again, almost in its entirety. It was a good exercise... God bless you and keep you!
  • A disciple
    Daniel; I would like to finish up on this for now. The way I understand it the institution of offering a sacrifice was in its first meaning and so too in all its meaning under the First Testament; simply for bringing to remembrance, and for a token to symbolize the Anointed to come; and NEVER was it meant to be the actual intermediary as if to replace the True. So then it was a sign to teaching.
  • A disciple
    Daniel; You know it really is a "less than" experience, trying to fellowship and talk about the things of the Lord, over the computer! I remember when I was in High School, and this Computer stuff was just getting started; and they were saying how it would be in the future: No one listened to me, when I said, This is a big mistake! But I guess we'll have to make do till they take that away too!
  • Brother Daniel FC
    To A disciple: Excellent point; you say, “the way to the holiest was now opened to all through Jesus” our High Priest. Which means we do not need another intermediary or another sacrifice: The Ultimate Sacrifice has been offered. Jesus is our Intermediary to God. Now, if all sacrifices will cease (only) when Jesus comes and takes us home, how “FOREVER” are they? Death will eventually be destroyed.
  • Brother Daniel FC
    (Cont’d) Do you think that 2-3,000 years extra qualify them as “forever”? Here are more examples of not quite forever “forevers”: Ex 21:6, Lev 25:46, 1Sa 1:22, 1Sa 13:13, 1Ki 12:7, 1Ch 28:9, Jer 17:4, and others. I agree with you: it is a terrible thing to reject Jesus. We need to preach The Good News more faithfully and pray more fervently for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. God bless you too!

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