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The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
References for Colossians 1:15
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.
References for Colossians 1:16
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
References for Colossians 1:17
And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
References for Colossians 1:18
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