15 aHe is the 1image of the 2invisible God, the 3firstborn of all creation.
16 For b4by Him all things were created, 5both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether 6thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities -7all things have been created through Him and for Him.
17 He c8is before all things, and in Him all things dhold together.