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Colossians 1:17-18 New King James Version (NKJV)

17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Colossians 1:17-18 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

17 He [a]is before all things, and in Him all things [b]hold together. 18 He is also the 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.

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 1:17 Or has existed prior to
  2. Colossians 1:17 Or endure
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Colossians 1:17-18 Amplified Bible (AMP)

17 And He Himself existed and is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. [His is the controlling, cohesive force of the universe.] 18 He is also the head [the life-source and leader] of the body, the [a]church; and He is the beginning, [b]the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will occupy the first place [He will stand supreme and be preeminent] in everything.

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 1:18 This refers to the entire body of born-again believers (whether past, present, or future), not a local congregation.
  2. Colossians 1:18 Christ is the first to be resurrected with an incorruptible, immortal body. Others who were raised had to die again.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Colossians 1:17-18 New International Version (NIV)

17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 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.

New International Version (NIV)

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Colossians 1:17-18 King James Version (KJV)

17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Ephesians 1:22-23 New King James Version (NKJV)

22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Ephesians 1:22-23 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and made Him head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Ephesians 1:22-23 Amplified Bible (AMP)

22 And He [a]put all things [in every realm] in subjection under Christ’s feet, and [b]appointed Him as [supreme and authoritative] head over all things in the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills and completes all things in all [believers].

Footnotes:

  1. Ephesians 1:22 The second manifestation of God’s power exhibited in Christ.
  2. Ephesians 1:22 This is the third manifestation of God’s power exhibited in Christ.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Ephesians 1:22-23 New International Version (NIV)

22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

New International Version (NIV)

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Ephesians 1:22-23 King James Version (KJV)

22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

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