Colossians 1:15-18 - New American Standard (1995)
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He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
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For by Him all things were created, [both] in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created through Him and for Him.
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He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
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He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.