Colossians 1:15-20 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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15 He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation; 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
16 for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities--all things were created through him and for him. 16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.
17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
18 He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
19 For in him all the fulness of God was pleased to dwell, 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,
20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.