Colossians 2:17

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Which are a shadow of things to come, but the body is of Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 2:17

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