“Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.”
King James Version (KJV)
2:17 Which are but a lifeless shadow; but the body, the substance, is of Christ.
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.