Colossians 1:15-20 NAS

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

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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.

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17 He c8is before all things, and in Him all things dhold together.

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    • y 1:17 - Or "has existed prior to"
    • z 1:17 - Or "endure"
      18 He is also 9head of 10the body, the church; and He is 11the beginning, 12the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.

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      19 For eit was 13the Father's good pleasure for all 14the ffullness to dwell in Him,

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        • { 1:19 - Or "all the fullness was pleased to dwell"
        • | 1:19 - I.e. fullness of deity
          20 and through Him to 15reconcile all things to Himself, having made 16peace through 17the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, 18whether things on earth or things in gheaven.

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