Colossians 1:13-22New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Incomparable Christ
13 [a]For He rescued us from the [b]domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of [c]His beloved Son,14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
15 [d]He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation:16 for [e]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.17 He [f]is before all things, and in Him all things [g]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.19 For [h]it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the [i]fullness to dwell in Him,20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, whether things on earth or things in [j]heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
21 And although you were previously alienated and hostile in attitude, engaged in evil deeds,22 yet He has now reconciled you in His body of flesh through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach—
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