Colossians 1:15-20 ESV

The Preeminence of Christ

15 1He is the image of 2the invisible God, 3the firstborn of all creation.

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16 For bya him all things were created, 4in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether 5thrones or 6dominions or rulers or authorities--all things were created 7through him and for him.

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    • f 1:16 - That is, by means of; or in
      17 And 8he is before all things, and in him all things 9hold together.

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      18 And 10he is the head of the body, the church. He is 11the beginning, 12the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.

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      19 For 13in him all the 14fullness of God was pleased to dwell,

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      20 and 15through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, 16making peace 17by the blood of his cross.

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