The Firstborn of All Creation15
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16
For in Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.
And He is before all things,
And in Him all things hold together. 18
And He is the head of the body, the church;
Who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. 19
For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20
And through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross—through Him—whether things on earth or things in heaven.