Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Which are a shadow of things about to be; and the body of Christ.

New American Standard Bible

things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

These are a shadow of what was to come; the substance is the Messiah.

International Standard Version

These are a shadow of the things to come, but the reality belongs to the Messiah.

A Conservative Version

which are a shadow of the things coming, but the body is Christ's.

American Standard Version

which are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Christ's.

Amplified

Such things are only a shadow of what is to come and they have only symbolic value; but the substance [the reality of what is foreshadowed] belongs to Christ.

An Understandable Version

These things are [only] a shadow of future things, but the body [i.e., the real substance of things] belongs to Christ. [Note: The idea here is that the ritual observances of the Mosaic law were like shadows pointing to the reality of life in Christ].

Anderson New Testament

which things are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is in Christ,

Bible in Basic English

For these are an image of the things which are to come; but the body is Christ's.

Common New Testament

These things are only a shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for these were only the shadows of future things, prefiguring Christ, who is the substance.

Darby Translation

which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

Godbey New Testament

which things are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is of Christ.

Goodspeed New Testament

That was all only the shadow of something that was to follow; the reality is found in Christ.

John Wesley New Testament

but the body is of Christ.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

which are a shadow of what is to come, but the reality [is] Christ.

Modern King James verseion

For these are a shadow of things to come, but the body is of Christ.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

which are nothing but shadows of things to come. But the body is in Christ.

Moffatt New Testament

All that is the mere shadow of what is to be; the substance belongs to Christ.

Montgomery New Testament

These were a shadow of things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.

NET Bible

these are only the shadow of the things to come, but the reality is Christ!

New Heart English Bible

which are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Christ's.

Noyes New Testament

which are a shadow of the things to come, but the body is Christs.

Sawyer New Testament

which are a shadow of things that were to come; but the body is Christ's.

The Emphasized Bible

Which are a shadow of the things to come, whereas, the body, is of the Christ.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

which are [merely] shadows of things to come: but the body is Christ's.

Twentieth Century New Testament

These things are only the shadow of what is to come; the substance is in the Christ.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

These were a shadow of things that were soon to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.

Williams New Testament

These were but the shadow of what was coming; the reality belongs to Christ.

World English Bible

which are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Christ's.

Worrell New Testament

which are a shadow of things to come, but the body is Christ's.

Worsley New Testament

which are a shadow of good things to come, but the body is of Christ.

Youngs Literal Translation

which are a shadow of the coming things, and the body is of the Christ;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

are
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

a shadow
σκία 
Skia 
Usage: 6

of things to come
μέλλω 
mello 
shall, should, would, to come, will, things to come, not tr,
Usage: 90

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

the body
σῶμα 
Soma 
Usage: 123

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Images Colossians 2:17

Prayers for Colossians 2:17

Context Readings

Beware Of Requirements Invented By Humans

16 Therefore let not any judge you in food, or in drink, or in turn of festival, or of the new moon, or of sabbaths: 17 Which are a shadow of things about to be; and the body of Christ. 18 Let none condemn you being willing in humility and religious worship of angels, going into what he has not seen, vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh,



Cross References

Hebrews 8:5

Who serve the pattern and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was given an intimation of the divine will, being about to complete the tent: for, See, says he, thou make all things according to the type shewed thee in the mount.

Hebrews 10:1

For the law having a shadow of good things about to be, not the same image of the things, with these sacrifices which they bring in yearly in continuance never can render perfect them coming thereto.

Matthew 11:28-29

Come to me, all ye wearied and loaded, and I will cause you to rest.

John 1:17

For the law was given by Moses; grace and truth were by Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 4:1-11

Let us therefore fear, lest a solemn promise being left to come into his rest, any of you should seem to have failed.

Hebrews 9:9

Which a parable for the time placed in, according to which both gifts and sacrifices are brought near, not being able for consciousness to perfect him serving;

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