Parallel Verses

Amplified

Having cancelled and blotted out and wiped away the handwriting of the note (bond) with its legal decrees and demands which was in force and stood against us (hostile to us). This [note with its regulations, decrees, and demands] He set aside and cleared completely out of our way by nailing it to [His] cross.

New American Standard Bible

having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

King James Version

Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

Holman Bible

He erased the certificate of debt, with its obligations, that was against us and opposed to us, and has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the cross.

International Standard Version

having erased the charges that were brought against us, along with their obligations that were hostile to us. He took those charges away when he nailed them to the cross.

A Conservative Version

having erased the handwriting against us in the regulations that were hostile to us, and he has taken it up from the midst, having nailed it to the cross.

American Standard Version

having blotted out the bond written in ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us: and he hath taken it out that way, nailing it to the cross;

An Understandable Version

He canceled the document written in ordinances [Note: This obviously refers to the Mosaic law] that was against us and was opposed to us, and has taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cross.

Anderson New Testament

having blotted out the handwriting in ordinances which was against us, which was opposed to us, he also took it out of the way, driving a nail through it by means of his cross;

Bible in Basic English

Having put an end to the handwriting of the law which was against us, taking it out of the way by nailing it to his cross;

Common New Testament

having canceled the certificate of debt, which stood against us with its decrees. He took what was hostile away from us, nailing it to the cross.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and cancell'd the obligation of the ceremonial law, which was disadvantageous to us, removing that which divided us, and nailing it to the cross.

Darby Translation

having effaced the handwriting in ordinances which stood out against us, which was contrary to us, he has taken it also out of the way, having nailed it to the cross;

Godbey New Testament

having blotted out the handwriting which was against us in ordinances, which was antagonistical to us: and took it out from the midst, having nailed it to the cross;

Goodspeed New Testament

canceled the bond which stood against us, with its requirements, and put it out of our way when he nailed it to the cross.

John Wesley New Testament

having forgiven you all trespasses, Having blotted out by his decrees the hand-writing against us, which was contrary to us; and having nailed it to his cross, he took it out of the way.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

blotting out the bill of the decrees that was against us, which was contrary to us and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross ,

Julia Smith Translation

Having wiped out the handwriting against us in enactments, which was opposed to us, and he has taken it from the midst, having nailed it to his cross

King James 2000

Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

Lexham Expanded Bible

having destroyed the certificate of indebtedness in ordinances against us, which was hostile to us, and removed it out of the way [by] nailing it to the cross.

Modern King James verseion

blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and has taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cross.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and hath put out the handwriting that was against us, contained in the law written, and that hath he taken out of the way, and hath fastened it to his cross,

Moffatt New Testament

He cancelled the regulations that stood against us ??all these obligations he set aside when he nailed them to the cross,

Montgomery New Testament

blotted out the handwriting of ordinances that stood against us and was hostile to us, and took it out of our way, nailing it to his cross.

NET Bible

He has destroyed what was against us, a certificate of indebtedness expressed in decrees opposed to us. He has taken it away by nailing it to the cross.

New Heart English Bible

wiping out the handwriting in ordinances which was against us; and he has taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cross;

Noyes New Testament

blotting out the handwriting in ordinances that was against us, which was opposed to us, he hath taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cross;

Sawyer New Testament

having blotted out what was written by the hand in ordinances which was against us, and has taken it away from between [us], having nailed it to the cross;

The Emphasized Bible

Having blotted out the handwriting against us by the decrees, which was hostile to us, - and hath taken away, the same, out of the midst, nailing it up to the cross:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and hath blotted out the handwriting in ordinances that was against us, which was the obstacle to us, and took it from the midst, nailing it to the cross;

Twentieth Century New Testament

He canceled the bond which stood against us--the bond that consisted of ordinances--and which was directly hostile to us! He has taken it out of our way by nailing it to the cross!

Webster

Blotting out the hand-writing of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

Weymouth New Testament

The bond, with its requirements, which was in force against us and was hostile to us, He cancelled, and cleared it out of the way, nailing it to His Cross.

Williams New Testament

canceled the note that stood against us, with its requirements, and has put it out of our way by nailing it to the cross.

World English Bible

wiping out the handwriting in ordinances which was against us; and he has taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cross;

Worrell New Testament

having blotted out the hand-writing in decrees against us, which was contrary to us, and He has taken it out of the midst, nailing it to the cross;

Worsley New Testament

and cancelled the obligation we were under by ritual decrees, which was grievous to us, and hath taken it quite away, even nailing it to his cross.

Youngs Literal Translation

having blotted out the handwriting in the ordinances that is against us, that was contrary to us, and he hath taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐξαλείφω 
Exaleipho 
Usage: 4

χειρόγραφον 
Cheirographon 
Usage: 1

δόγμα 
Dogma 
Usage: 5

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

was
ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

us
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

ὑπεναντίος 
Hupenantios 
Usage: 2

to us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us, we, our, for us
Usage: 160

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

αἴρω 
Airo 
take up, take away, take, away with, lift up, bear,
Usage: 52

it



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

out of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

the way
μέσος 
mesos 
Usage: 48

προσηλόω 
Proseloo 
nail to
Usage: 1

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 2:14

Images Colossians 2:14

Prayers for Colossians 2:14

Context Readings

Beware Of Requirements Invented By Humans

13 And you who were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh (your sensuality, your sinful carnal nature), [God] brought to life together with [Christ], having [freely] forgiven us all our transgressions, 14 Having cancelled and blotted out and wiped away the handwriting of the note (bond) with its legal decrees and demands which was in force and stood against us (hostile to us). This [note with its regulations, decrees, and demands] He set aside and cleared completely out of our way by nailing it to [His] cross. 15 [God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross].



Cross References

Acts 3:19

So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord;

Colossians 2:20

If then you have died with Christ to material ways of looking at things and have escaped from the world's crude and elemental notions and teachings of externalism, why do you live as if you still belong to the world? [Why do you submit to rules and regulations? -- "such as]

Numbers 5:23

The priest shall then write these curses in a book and shall wash them off into the water of bitterness;

Nehemiah 4:5

Cover not their iniquity and let not their sin be blotted out before You, for they have vexed [with alarm] the builders and provoked You.

Esther 3:12

Then the king's secretaries were called in on the thirteenth day of the first month, and all that Haman had commanded was written to the king's chief rulers and to the governors who were over all the provinces and to the princes of each people, to every province in its own script and to each people in their own language; it was written in the name of King Ahasuerus and it was sealed with the king's [signet] ring.

Esther 8:8

Write also concerning the Jews as it pleases you in the king's name, and seal it with the king's [signet] ring -- "for writing which is in the king's name and sealed with the king's ring no man can reverse.

Psalm 51:1

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your steadfast love; according to the multitude of Your tender mercy and loving-kindness blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 51:9

Hide Your face from my sins and blot out all my guilt and iniquities.

Isaiah 43:25

I, even I, am He Who blots out and cancels your transgressions, for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins.

Isaiah 44:22

I have blotted out like a thick cloud your transgressions, and like a cloud your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.

Isaiah 57:14

And the word of One shall go forth, Cast up, cast up, prepare the way! Take up the stumbling block out of the way [of the spiritual return] of My people.

Daniel 5:7-8

The king cried aloud [mightily] to bring in the enchanters or soothsayers, the Chaldeans [diviners], and the astrologers. The king said to the wise men of Babylon, Whoever will read this writing and show me the interpretation of it will be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold put about his neck and will be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Luke 1:6

And they both were righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.

Galatians 4:1-4

Now what I mean is that as long as the inheritor (heir) is a child and under age, he does not differ from a slave, although he is the master of all the estate;

Ephesians 2:14-16

For He is [Himself] our peace (our bond of unity and harmony). He has made us both [Jew and Gentile] one [body], and has broken down (destroyed, abolished) the hostile dividing wall between us,

2 Thessalonians 2:7

For the mystery of lawlessness (that hidden principle of rebellion against constituted authority) is already at work in the world, [but it is] restrained only until he who restrains is taken out of the way.

Hebrews 7:18

So a previous physical regulation and command is cancelled because of its weakness and ineffectiveness and uselessness -- "

Hebrews 8:13

When God speaks of a new [covenant or agreement], He makes the first one obsolete (out of use). And what is obsolete (out of use and annulled because of age) is ripe for disappearance and to be dispensed with altogether.

Hebrews 9:9-10

Seeing that that first [outer portion of the] tabernacle was a parable (a visible symbol or type or picture of the present age). In it gifts and sacrifices are offered, and yet are incapable of perfecting the conscience or of cleansing and renewing the inner man of the worshiper.

Hebrews 10:8-9

When He said just before, You have neither desired, nor have You taken delight in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings -- "all of which are offered according to the Law -- "

1 Peter 2:24

He personally bore our sins in His [own] body on the tree [as on an altar and offered Himself on it], that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.

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