Colossians 1:15-20 NIV

The Supremacy of Christ

15 He is the image1 of the invisible God,2 the firstborn3 over all creation.

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      16 For by him all things were created:4 things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities;5 all things were created by him and for him.6

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      17 He is before all things,7 and in him all things hold together.

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      18 And he is the head8 of the body, the church;9 he is the beginning and the firstborn10 from among the dead,11 so that in everything he might have the supremacy.

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          19 For God was pleased12 to have all his fullness13 dwell in him,

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          20 and through him to reconcile14 to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven,15 by making peace16 through his blood,17 shed on the cross.

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