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Colossians 1:18 ESV

18 And 1he is the head of the body, the church. He is 2the beginning, 3the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.

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  • a 1:2 - Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated "brothers") refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God's family, the church
  • b 1:7 - Greek fellow bondservant
  • c 1:7 - Some manuscripts our
  • d 1:12 - Or patience, with joy giving thanks
  • e 1:12 - Some manuscripts us
  • f 1:16 - That is, by means of; or in
  • g 1:23 - Or to every creature