These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.
Read Colossians 2:17 Using Other Translations
Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.
For these rules are only shadows of the reality yet to come. And Christ himself is that reality.
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