Colossians 1:15
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New International Version
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

New Living Translation
Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,

English Standard Version
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

Berean Study Bible
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

Berean Literal Bible
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation,

New American Standard Bible
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

King James Bible
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

International Standard Version
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

NET Bible
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation,

New Heart English Bible
who is the image of the invisible God, preeminent over all creation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He who is the image of The Unseen God and is The Firstborn of all creation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

New American Standard 1977
And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature;

King James 2000 Bible
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation:

American King James Version
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

American Standard Version
who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Darby Bible Translation
who is image of the invisible God, firstborn of all creation;

English Revised Version
who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation;

Webster's Bible Translation
Who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature:

Weymouth New Testament
Christ is the visible representation of the invisible God, the Firstborn and Lord of all creation.

World English Bible
who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

Young's Literal Translation
who is the image of the invisible God, first-born of all creation,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:15-23 Christ in his human nature, is the visible discovery of the invisible God, and he that hath seen Him hath seen the Father. Let us adore these mysteries in humble faith, and behold the glory of the Lord in Christ Jesus. He was born or begotten before all the creation, before any creature was made; which is the Scripture way of representing eternity, and by which the eternity of God is represented to us. All things being created by Him, were created for him; being made by his power, they were made according to his pleasure, and for his praise and glory. He not only created them all at first, but it is by the word of his power that they are upheld. Christ as Mediator is the Head of the body, the church; all grace and strength are from him; and the church is his body. All fulness dwells in him; a fulness of merit and righteousness, of strength and grace for us. God showed his justice in requiring full satisfaction. This mode of redeeming mankind by the death of Christ was most suitable. Here is presented to our view the method of being reconciled. And that, notwithstanding the hatred of sin on God's part, it pleased God to reconcile fallen man to himself. If convinced that we were enemies in our minds by wicked works, and that we are now reconciled to God by the sacrifice and death of Christ in our nature, we shall not attempt to explain away, nor yet think fully to comprehend these mysteries; but we shall see the glory of this plan of redemption, and rejoice in the hope set before us. If this be so, that God's love is so great to us, what shall we do now for God? Be frequent in prayer, and abound in holy duties; and live no more to yourselves, but to Christ. Christ died for us. But wherefore? That we should still live in sin? No; but that we should die to sin, and live henceforth not to ourselves, but to Him.
Study Bible
The Supremacy of Christ
14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. 15The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him.…
Cross References
Psalm 89:27
"I also shall make him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.

John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:18
No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is Himself God and is at the Father's side, has made Him known.

John 14:9
Jesus replied, "Philip, I have been with you all this time, and still you do not know Me? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?

Romans 8:29
For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.

2 Corinthians 4:4
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

1 Timothy 1:17
Now to the King eternal, immortal, and invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 11:27
By faith Moses left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw Him who is invisible.
Treasury of Scripture

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

the image.

Exodus 24:10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it …

Numbers 12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in …

Ezekiel 1:26-28 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness …

John 1:18 No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is …

John 14:9 Jesus said to him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet have …

John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, …

2 Corinthians 4:4,6 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which …

Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his …

the invisible.

1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, …

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can …

Hebrews 11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for …

the firstborn.

Colossians 1:13 Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated …

Psalm 89:27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory…

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that …

Hebrews 1:6 And again, when he brings in the first-begotten into the world, he …

of every.

Colossians 1:16,17 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that …

Proverbs 8:29-31 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass …

Revelation 3:14 And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things …

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