Colossians 1:13-20 NIV

13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness1 and brought us into the kingdom2 of the Son he loves,3

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14 in whom we have redemption,a4 the forgiveness of sins.5

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    • e 1:14 - A few late manuscripts "redemption through his blood"

      The Supremacy of Christ

      15 He is the image6 of the invisible God,7 the firstborn8 over all creation.

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          16 For by him all things were created:9 things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities;10 all things were created by him and for him.11

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          17 He is before all things,12 and in him all things hold together.

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          18 And he is the head13 of the body, the church;14 he is the beginning and the firstborn15 from among the dead,16 so that in everything he might have the supremacy.

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              19 For God was pleased17 to have all his fullness18 dwell in him,

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              20 and through him to reconcile19 to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven,20 by making peace21 through his blood,22 shed on the cross.

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