Colossians: All things created both through him and for him

He is the image of God, the invisible one, the firstborn of all creation.

For in him all things were created, in the heavens and here on the earth.

Things we can see and things we cannot, – thrones and lordships and rulers and powers –

all things were created both through him and for him.

And he is ahead, prior to all else and in him all things hold together;

and he himself is supreme, the head over the body, the church.

He is the start of it all, firstborn from realms of the dead; so in all things he might be the chief.

For in him all the Fullness was glad to dwell and through him to reconcile all to himself, making peace through the blood of his cross,

through him – yes, things on the earth, and also the things in the heavens.

Colossians 1:15-19, New Testament for Everyone

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