Colossians 2:15
Good News Translation
And on that cross Christ freed himself from the power of the spiritual rulers and authorities; he made a public spectacle of them by leading them as captives in his victory procession.

Contemporary English Version
There Christ defeated all powers and forces. He let the whole world see them being led away as prisoners when he celebrated his victory.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And despoiling the principalities and powers, he hath exposed them confidently in open shew, triumphing over them in himself.

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And despoiling the principalities and powers, he hath exposed them confidently in open shew, triumphing over them in himself.

having.

Genesis 3:15 I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.

Psalm 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive; thou hast received gifts in men. Yea for those also that do not believe, the dwelling of the Lord God.

Isaiah 49:24,25 Shall the prey be taken from the strong? or can that which was taken by the mighty, be delivered? . . .

Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I distribute to him very many, and he shall divide the spoils of the strong, because he hath delivered his soul unto death, and was reputed with the wicked: and he hath borne the sins of many, and hath prayed for the transgressors.

Matthew 12:29 Or how can any one enter into the house of the strong, and rifle his goods, unless he first bind the strong? and then he will rifle his house.

Luke 10:18 And he said to them: I saw Satan like lightning falling from heaven.

Luke 11:22 But if a stronger than he come upon him and overcome him, he will take away all his armour wherein he trusted and will distribute his spoils.

John 12:31 Now is the judgment of the world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

John 16:11 And of judgment: because the prince of this world is already judged.

Ephesians 4:8 Wherefore he saith: Ascending on high, he led captivity captive: he gave gifts to men.

Hebrews 2:14 Therefore because the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself in like manner hath been partaker of the same: that, through death, he might destroy him who had the empire of death, that is to say, the devil:

Revelation 12:9 And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world. And he was cast unto the earth: and his angels were thrown down with him.

Revelation 20:2,3,10 And he laid hold on the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. . . .

principalities.

Colossians 1:16 For in him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers. All things were created by him and in him.

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine unto them.

Ephesians 6:12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.

triumphing.

Luke 23:39-43 And one of those robbers who were hanged blasphemed him, saying: If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. . . .

John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself.

John 19:30 Jesus therefore, when he had taken the vinegar, said: It is consummated. And bowing his head, he gave up the ghost.

Acts 2:23,24,32-36 This same being delivered up, by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you by the hands of wicked men have crucified and slain. . . .

in it.

Context
Alive in Christ
14Blotting out the handwriting of the decree that was against us, which was contrary to us. And he hath taken the same out of the way, fastening it to the cross. 15And despoiling the principalities and powers, he hath exposed them confidently in open shew, triumphing over them in himself. 16Let no man therefore judge you in meat or in drink or in respect of a festival day or of the new moon or of the sabbaths,…
Cross References
John 12:31
Now is the judgment of the world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

1 Corinthians 15:24
Afterwards the end: when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God and the Father: when he shall have brought to nought all principality and power and virtue.

2 Corinthians 2:14
Now thanks be to God, who always maketh us to triumph in Christ Jesus and manifesteth the odour of his knowledge by us in every place.

Ephesians 3:10
That the manifold wisdom of God may be made known to the principalities and powers in heavenly places through the church,

Ephesians 4:8
Wherefore he saith: Ascending on high, he led captivity captive: he gave gifts to men.

Colossians 1:16
For in him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers. All things were created by him and in him.

Colossians 2:10
And you are filled in him, who is the head of all principality and power.

Additional Translations
And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

Having disarmed the rulers and the authorities, He made a show of them in public, having triumphed over them in it.

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

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

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

having put off from himself the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

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

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.

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

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