Add parallel Print Page Options

15 [Now] He is the [a]exact likeness of the unseen God [the visible representation of the invisible]; He is the Firstborn of all creation.

16 For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him.

17 And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together).(A)

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Colossians 1:15 Charles B. Williams, The New Testament: A Translation in the Language of the People: Strong terms—thus translated “exact likeness.”

Bible Gateway Recommends

Battlefield of the Mind New Testament--soft leather-look, coral
Battlefield of the Mind New Testament--soft leather-look, coral
Retail: $24.99
Our Price: $17.49
Save: $7.50 (30%)
Amplified Study Bible--soft leather-look, purple (indexed)
Amplified Study Bible--soft leather-look, purple (indexed)
Retail: $79.99
Our Price: $42.99
Save: $37.00 (46%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
Amplified Study Bible, Hardcover
Amplified Study Bible, Hardcover
Retail: $44.99
Our Price: $25.49
Save: $19.50 (43%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
Amplified Reading Bible, Imitation Leather, Brown, Indexed
Amplified Reading Bible, Imitation Leather, Brown, Indexed
Retail: $59.99
Our Price: $38.99
Save: $21.00 (35%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars

Bible Gateway Sponsors