22 “The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works,[a][b]
    before his deeds of old;

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 8:22 Or way; or dominion
  2. Proverbs 8:22 Or The Lord possessed me at the beginning of his work; or The Lord brought me forth at the beginning of his work

Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.(A)

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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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18 And he is the head(A) of the body, the church;(B) he is the beginning and the firstborn(C) from among the dead,(D) so that in everything he might have the supremacy.

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