When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
- God took all of the past rules and regulations and took it to the cross, where they were figuratively nailed to the cross with him. That is saying how Jesus dying on the cross made all of the past rules change.
- We were dead in the sin and all the rules went against us. God "triumphed" over all of them through the cross. Not only did he get rid of them, but he "triumphed" over them. That means that he completely beat them, showing his great power.