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 2:15

  • Pastor Matthew Abah for verse 15
    Jesus spoiled principalities and power to reign on the earth. This suggest that it is the duty of all who believe in CHRIST to spoil principalities and powers over his or her life for such believer to equally reign on this earth.Praise God.
  • David Obiaje for verse 15
    It is a stamp of the Beliver 's authority over the satan, devil and all their evil agents. That all power now belong to God and HIS CHRIST, glory halleluia!

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