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The Supremacy of Christ
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born[a] of all creation; 16 for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.Read full chapter
- 1.15 first-born: Born of the Father before all ages. The reference here is to the divine person of the Word; see verse 16.