Colossians 2:17
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English Standard Version
These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which are a shadow of things to come, but the body is of Christ.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Which are

Explanatory. Seeing they are. Referring to all the particulars of Colossians 2:16.

Shadow of things to come

Shadow, not sketch or outline, as is shown by body following. The Mosaic ritual system was to the great verities of the Gospel what the shadow is to the man, a mere general type or resemblance.

The body is Christ's

The substance belongs to the Christian economy. It is derived from Christ, and can be realized only through union with Him.

Colossians 2:17 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a shadow.

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 8:5 Who serve to the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for...

Hebrews 9:9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices...

Hebrews 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things...

the body.

Matthew 11:28,29 Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest...

Hebrews 4:1-11 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it...

Cross References
Hebrews 8:5
They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things. For when Moses was about to erect the tent, he was instructed by God, saying, "See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain."

Hebrews 10:1
For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near.

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