Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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].

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.

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 wiping out the handwriting in ordinances which was against us; and he has taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cross; 15 having stripped the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it. 16 Let no one therefore judge you in eating, or in drinking, or with respect to a feast day or a new moon or a Sabbath day,



Cross References

Ephesians 4:8

Therefore he says, "When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men."

Luke 10:18

He said to them, "I saw Satan having fallen like lightning from heaven.

Genesis 3:15

I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will bruise your head, and you will bruise his heel."

Psalm 68:18

You have ascended on high. You have led away captives. You have received gifts among men, yes, among the rebellious also, that Yah God might dwell there.

Isaiah 53:12

Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Matthew 12:29

Or how can one enter into the house of the strong man, and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the strong man? Then he will plunder his house.

John 16:11

about judgment, because the prince of this world has been judged.

Ephesians 6:12

For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world's rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Hebrews 2:14

Since then the children have shared in flesh and blood, he also himself in the same way partook of the same, that through death he might bring to nothing 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 be delivered?

Luke 11:22

But when someone stronger attacks him and overcomes him, he takes from him his whole armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoils.

Luke 23:39-43

One of the criminals who was hanged insulted him, saying, "If you are the Christ, save yourself and us!"

John 12:31-32

Now is the judgment of this world. Now the prince of this world will be cast out.

John 19:30

When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, "It is finished." He bowed his head, and gave up his spirit.

Acts 2:23-24

him, being delivered up by the determined counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by the hand of lawless men, crucified and killed;

Acts 2:32-36

This Jesus God raised up, to which we all are witnesses.

2 Corinthians 4:4

in whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the Good News of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn on them.

Colossians 1:16

For by him all things were created, in the heavens and on the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and for him.

Revelation 12:9

The great dragon was thrown down, the old serpent, he who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Revelation 20:2-3

He seized the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole inhabited earth, and bound him for a thousand years,

Revelation 20:10

The devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet are also. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

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