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Colossians 2:17


these are only 1  the shadow of the things to come, but the reality 2  is Christ! 3 


Mt 11:28,29; Joh 1:17; Heb 4:1-11; Heb 8:5; Heb 9:9; Heb 10:1

NET © Notes

tn The word “only,” though not in the Greek text, is supplied in the English translation to bring out the force of the Greek phrase.

tn Grk “but the body of Christ.” The term body here, when used in contrast to shadow (σκιά, skia) indicates the opposite meaning, i.e., the reality or substance itself.

tn The genitive τοῦ Χριστοῦ (tou Cristou) is appositional and translated as such: “the reality is Christ.

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