1537He is the image of 38the invisible God, 39the firstborn of all creation.
For byf him all things were created, 40in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether 41thrones or 42dominions or rulers or authorities--all things were created 43through him and for him.
And 44he is before all things, and in him all things 45hold together.
And 46he is the head of the body, the church. He is 47the beginning, 48the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.
For 49in him all the 50fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
and 51through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, 52making peace 53by the blood of his cross.
2154And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, 55doing evil deeds,
he has now reconciled 56in his body of flesh by his death, 57in order to present you holy and blameless and 58above reproach before him,
2359if indeed you continue in the faith, 60stable and steadfast, not shifting from 61the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed 62in all creationg under heaven, 63and of which I, Paul, became a minister.