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Colossians 1:16-18 Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

16 because all things were created by[a] Him in the heavens and on the earth, the visible things and the invisible things— whether thrones or lordships or rulers or authorities. All things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 And He Himself is before all things, and all things have existence[b] in Him. 18 And He Himself is the head of the body, the church.

The Son Is First In Everything, Because God Reconciled All Things Through Him

... Who is the beginning[c], the firstborn from the dead, in order that He Himself might come-to-be holding-first-place in all things,


  1. Colossians 1:16 Or, in, in relation to.
  2. Colossians 1:17 Or, hold-together.
  3. Colossians 1:18 Or, beginner (cause, source, founder); ruler.
Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

Disciples' Literal New Testament: Serving Modern Disciples by More Fully Reflecting the Writing Style of the Ancient Disciples, Copyright © 2011 Michael J. Magill. All Rights Reserved. Published by Reyma Publishing

Colossians 1:16-18 New International Version (NIV)

16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 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.

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