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But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,(A)

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But when the set time had fully come,(A) God sent his Son,(B) born of a woman,(C) born under the law,(D)

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16 For in him[a] were created all things in heaven and on earth,
    the visible and the invisible,
    whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers;
    all things were created through him and for him.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 1:16–17 Christ (though not mentioned by name) is preeminent and supreme as God’s agent in the creation of all things (cf. Jn 1:3), as prior to all things (Col 1:17; cf. Hb 1:3).

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

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20 and through him to reconcile all things for him,
    making peace by the blood of his cross[a]
    [through him], whether those on earth or those in heaven.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 1:20 The blood of his cross: the most specific reference in the hymn to redemption through Christ’s death, a central theme in Paul; cf. Col 2:14–15; 1 Cor 1:17, 18, 23. [Through him]: the phrase, lacking in some manuscripts, seems superfluous but parallels the reference to reconciliation through Christ earlier in the verse.

20 and through him to reconcile(A) to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven,(B) by making peace(C) through his blood,(D) shed on the cross.

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