Colossians 1:18



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.

King James Version

And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

International Standard Version

He is also the head of the body, which is the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he himself might have first place in everything.

A Conservative Version

And he is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might become preeminent in all things.

American Standard Version

And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Amplified

He also is the Head of [His] body, the church; seeing He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from among the dead, so that He alone in everything and in every respect might occupy the chief place [stand first and be preeminent].

An Understandable Version

And He is the head of the [spiritual] body, the church. He is [its] source, the firstborn One from the dead [i.e., the first one to return to life, never to die again], so that He could rank first [in importance] over all things.

Anderson New Testament

and he is the head of the body, the church: and he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in all things he might be preeminent;

Bible in Basic English

And he is the head of the body, the church: the starting point of all things, the first to come again from the dead; so that in all things he might have the chief place.

Common New Testament

And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might have the first place in everything.

Daniel Mace New Testament

he himself is the head of the church, which is his body. he is the prince, the first-born from the dead, that in all things he might be chief.

Darby Translation

And he is the head of the body, the assembly; who is the beginning, firstborn from among the dead, that he might have the first place in all things:

Godbey New Testament

and himself is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the first begotten from the dead, in order that in all things himself may be preeminent:

Goodspeed New Testament

He is the head of the church, it is his body; for he is the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead??hat he might come to stand first in everything.

Holman Bible

He is also the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He might come to have first place in everything.

John Wesley New Testament

who is the beginning, the first-begotten from the dead, that in all things he might have the pre-eminence.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he is the head of the body, the congregation , who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Julia Smith Translation

And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that he might be the first in all

King James 2000

And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Lexham Expanded Bible

and he himself is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he himself may become first in everything,

Modern King James verseion

And He is the Head of the body, the church, who is the Beginning, the First-born from the dead, that He may be pre-eminent in all things.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he is the head of the body, that is, to wit, of the congregation: he is the beginning and first begotten of the dead, that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Moffatt New Testament

Also, he is the head of the Body, that is, of the church, in virtue of his primacy as the first to be born from the dead ??that gives him pre-eminence over all.

Montgomery New Testament

He is the head of his Body, the Church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, in order that in all things he may become preeminent.

NET Bible

He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things.

New Heart English Bible

He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

New simplified Bible

He is the head of the body, the congregation. He is the beginning (commencement), the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence (first place).

Noyes New Testament

And he is the head of the body, the church; since he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that he may be in all things preeminent;

Sawyer New Testament

and he is the head of the body, the church; who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that he might himself be preeminent in all things,

The Emphasized Bible

And, he, is the head of the body, the assembly, Who is the beginning, Firstborn from among the dead, in order that, he, might become, in all things, himself, pre-eminent; -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first begotten from the dead, that he might be in all things pre-eminent.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And he is the Head of the Church, which is his Body. The First-born from the dead, he is to the Church the Source of its Life, that he, in all things, may stand first.

Webster

And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; that in all things he may have the pre-eminence.

Weymouth New Testament

Moreover He is the Head of His Body, the Church. He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from among the dead, in order that He Himself may in all things occupy the foremost place.

Williams New Testament

Yes, He is the Head of the church as His body. For He is the beginning, the first-born among the dead, so that He alone should stand first in everything.

World English Bible

He is the head of the body, the assembly, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Worrell New Testament

And He is the Head of the body, the assembly; Who is the Beginning, the First-born from the dead, that in all things He may be preeminent;

Worsley New Testament

And He is the head of the body, which is the church: who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in all things He might have the pre-eminence.

Youngs Literal Translation

And himself is the head of the body -- the assembly -- who is a beginning, a first-born out of the dead, that he might become in all things -- himself -- first,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

he

him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
ἐστί 
Esti 
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
Usage: 585
Usage: 585

the head
κεφαλή 
Kephale 
Usage: 63

of the body
σῶμα 
Soma 
Usage: 123

the church
ἐκκλησία 
Ekklesia 
Usage: 93

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

ἀρχή 
Arche 
Usage: 42

πρωτοτόκος 
Prototokos 
Usage: 9

ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of , from , out of , by , on , with ,
Usage: 709

the dead
νεκρός 
Nekros 
Usage: 105

ἵνα 
Hina 
that , to ,
Usage: 472

in
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128

πᾶς 
Pas 
all , all things , every , all men , whosoever , everyone , whole , all manner of , every man , no Trans , every thing , any , whatsoever , whosoever 9 , always , daily , any thing , no , not tr ,
Usage: 704

things he

him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be , come to pass , be made , be done , come , become , God forbid , arise , have , be fulfilled , be married to , be preferred , not tr , , vr done
Usage: 531

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 1:18

Images Colossians 1:18

Context Readings

Prayer For Maturity Based On Christ's Preeminence

17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. 19 For it was the Father's good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him,



Cross References

Ephesians 1:22-23

And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church,

Revelation 1:5

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood--

Acts 26:23

that the Christ was to suffer, and that by reason of His resurrection from the dead He would be the first to proclaim light both to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles."

John 3:29-31

"He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice So this joy of mine has been made full.

1 Corinthians 11:3

But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.

Ephesians 4:15-16

but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,

Ephesians 5:23

For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body.

Revelation 3:14

"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this:

Revelation 5:9-13

And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

Revelation 11:15

Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever."

Psalm 89:27

"I also shall make him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.

Isaiah 52:13

Behold, My servant will prosper, He will be high and lifted up and greatly exalted.

Matthew 23:8

"But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.

Matthew 28:18

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:16

For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.

John 1:27

"It is He who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie."

John 3:34-35

"For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure.

John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,

Romans 8:29

For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;

1 Corinthians 15:20-23

But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.

1 Corinthians 15:25

For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet.

Ephesians 1:10

with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him

Colossians 1:24

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.

Colossians 2:10-14

and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;

Hebrews 1:5-6

For to which of the angels did He ever say, "YOU ARE MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU"? And again, "I WILL BE A FATHER TO HIM AND HE SHALL BE A SON TO ME"?

1 John 1:1

What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life--

Revelation 1:8

"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."

Revelation 1:18

and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.

Revelation 21:6

Then He said to me, "It is done I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.

Revelation 21:23-24

And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.

Revelation 22:13

"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."

Psalm 45:2-5

You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Song of Songs 5:10

"My beloved is dazzling and ruddy, Outstanding among ten thousand.



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