Parallel Verses

Amplified

[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].

New American Standard Bible

When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.

King James Version

And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Holman Bible

He disarmed the rulers and authorities and disgraced them publicly; He triumphed over them by Him.

International Standard Version

And when he had disarmed the rulers and the authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in the cross.

A Conservative Version

Having stripped the principal offices and the positions of authority, he exposed them openly, having triumphed over them by it.

American Standard Version

having despoiled the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

An Understandable Version

[In doing this] Christ disarmed the rulers and authorities [i.e., evil forces] and made a public display of them, triumphing over them through the cross. [Note: This could possibly be rendered "God triumphed over them through Christ"].

Anderson New Testament

and having spoiled the principalities and authorities, he made a show of them openly by triumphing over them through it.

Bible in Basic English

Having made himself free from the rule of authorities and powers, he put them openly to shame, glorying over them in it.

Common New Testament

And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them through him.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and having divested principalitys and powers, he made them an example of obedience, and caus'd them to triumph in Christ.

Darby Translation

having spoiled principalities and authorities, he made a show of them publicly, leading them in triumph by it.

Godbey New Testament

having destroyed governments and authorities, he made a public exhibition of them triumphing over them on it.

Goodspeed New Testament

He disarmed the principalities and dominions and displayed them openly, triumphing over them through him.

John Wesley New Testament

And having spoiled the principalities and powers, he exposed them openly, triumphing over them in him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and having spoiled the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Julia Smith Translation

Having stripped off beginnings and powers, he made an example in freedom of speech, having led them in triumph in it.

King James 2000

And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[When he] had disarmed the rulers and the authorities, he made a display of [them] in public, triumphing over them by it.

Modern King James verseion

Having stripped rulers and authorities, He made a show of them publicly, triumphing over them in it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and hath spoiled rule and power, and hath made a show of them openly, and hath triumphed over them in his own person.

Moffatt New Testament

when he cut away the angelic Rulers and Powers from us, exposing them to all the world and triumphing over them in the cross.

Montgomery New Testament

Principalities and powers he disarmed, and openly displayed them as his trophies, when he triumphed over them in the cross.

NET Bible

Disarming the rulers and authorities, he has made a public disgrace of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

New Heart English Bible

having disarmed the rulers and authorities, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Noyes New Testament

and having disarmed principalities and powers, he made a public show of them, and led them captive in triumph in him.

Sawyer New Testament

[and] having subjugated principalities and powers, he made a public exhibition of them, leading them in triumph by it.

The Emphasized Bible

Spoiling the principalities and the authorities, he made of them an open example, celebrating a triumph over them thereby.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

spoiling principalities and powers, he exposed them to view openly, triumphing over them on it.

Twentieth Century New Testament

He rid himself of all the Powers of Evil, and held them up to open contempt, when he celebrated his triumph over them on the cross!

Webster

And having despoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Weymouth New Testament

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.

Williams New Testament

He thus stripped the principalities and dominions of power and made a public display of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

World English Bible

having stripped the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Worrell New Testament

having despoiled the principalities and the powers, He made an example of them, celebrating a triumph over them in it.

Worsley New Testament

And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made them an open spectacle, triumphing over them by it.

Youngs Literal Translation

having stripped the principalities and the authorities, he made a shew of them openly -- having triumphed over them in it.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἀπεκδύομαι 
Apekduomai 
Usage: 2

ἀρχή 
Arche 
Usage: 42

and

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

ἐξουσία 
Exousia 
Usage: 79

he made a shew
δειγματίζω 
Deigmatizo 
Usage: 1

παῤῥησία 
Parrhesia 
Usage: 29

θριαμβεύω 
Thriambeuo 
Usage: 2


Usage: 0

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 2:15

Images Colossians 2:15

Context Readings

Beware Of Requirements Invented By Humans

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]. 16 Therefore let no one sit in judgment on you in matters of food and drink, or with regard to a feast day or a New Moon or a Sabbath.



Cross References

Ephesians 4:8

Therefore it is said, When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive [He led a train of vanquished foes] and He bestowed gifts on men.

Luke 10:18

And He said to them, I saw Satan falling like a lightning [flash] from heaven.

Genesis 3:15

And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel.

Psalm 68:18

You have ascended on high. You have led away captive a train of vanquished foes; You have received gifts of men, yes, of the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell there with them.

Isaiah 53:12

Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great [kings and rulers], and He shall divide the spoil with the mighty, because He poured out His life unto death, and [He let Himself] be regarded as a criminal and be numbered with the transgressors; yet He bore [and took away] the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors (the rebellious).

Matthew 12:29

Or how can a person go into a strong man's house and carry off his goods (the entire equipment of his house) without first binding the strong man? Then indeed he may plunder his house.

John 16:11

About judgment, because the ruler (evil genius, prince) of this world [Satan] is judged and condemned and sentence already is passed upon him.

Ephesians 6:12

For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.

Hebrews 2:14

Since, therefore, [these His] children share in flesh and blood [in the physical nature of human beings], He [Himself] in a similar manner partook of the same [nature], that by [going through] death He might bring to nought and make of no effect him who had the power of death -- "that is, the devil -- "

Isaiah 49:24-25

Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captives of the just be delivered?

Luke 11:22

But when one stronger than he attacks him and conquers him, he robs him of his whole armor on which he had relied and divides up and distributes all his goods as plunder (spoil).

Luke 23:39-43

One of the criminals who was suspended kept up a railing at Him, saying, Are You not the Christ (the Messiah)? Rescue Yourself and us [ from death]!

John 12:31-32

Now the judgment (crisis) of this world is coming on [sentence is now being passed on this world]. Now the ruler (evil genius, prince) of this world shall be cast out (expelled).

John 19:30

When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, It is finished! And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.

Acts 2:23-24

This Jesus, when delivered up according to the definite and fixed purpose and settled plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and put out of the way [killing Him] by the hands of lawless and wicked men.

Acts 2:32-36

This Jesus God raised up, and of that all we [His disciples] are witnesses.

2 Corinthians 4:4

For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers' minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.

Colossians 1:16

For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him.

Revelation 12:9

And the huge dragon was cast down and out -- "that age-old serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, he who is the seducer (deceiver) of all humanity the world over; he was forced out and down to the earth, and his angels were flung out along with him.

Revelation 20:2-3

And he gripped and overpowered the dragon, that old serpent [of primeval times], who is the devil and Satan, and [securely] bound him for a thousand years.

Revelation 20:10

Then the devil who had led them astray [deceiving and seducing them] was hurled into the fiery lake of burning brimstone, where the beast and false prophet were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever (through the ages of the ages).

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