Hey! That's very helpful. It shows that the "powers of darkness" refers to wicked human rulers, not some demons or other invisible "spiritual" beings. The text you quoted confirms the text I quoted:
Originally Posted by heb13-13
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.Who crucified Christ? Invisible spirit beings? Nope. Real humans did it! Luke explains:
Acts 4:26 The kings of the earth took their stand, And the rulers were gathered together Against the LORD and against His Christ.' 27 "For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together 28 "to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done.This really helps me alot, since as you know, I don't believe that this world is ruled by malevolent invisble spirit beings.