Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Who is the image of the unseen God and existed before all living things;

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

who is an image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

He is the exact living image [the essential manifestation] of the unseen God [the visible representation of the invisible], the firstborn [the preeminent one, the sovereign, and the originator] of all creation.

An Understandable Version

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn One [i.e., who takes preeminence] over all that is created.

Anderson New Testament

who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature;

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

he is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of the whole creation.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

who is the image of the invisible God, being the first begotten of all creation,

Goodspeed New Testament

He is a likeness of the unseen God, born before any creature,

John Wesley New Testament

Who is the image of the invisible God, the first begotten of every creature.

Julia Smith Translation

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation:

King James 2000

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation:

Lexham Expanded Bible

who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation,

Modern King James verseion

who is the image of the invisible God, the First-born of all creation.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

which is the image of the invisible God, first begotten of all creatures:

Moffatt New Testament

He is the likeness of the unseen God, born first before all the creation ??16 for it was by him that all things were created both in heaven and on earth, both the seen and the unseen, including Thrones, angelic Lords, celestial Powers and Rulers; all things have been created by him and for him;

Montgomery New Testament

He is a visible image of the invisible God, the firstborn of 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.

Noyes New Testament

who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of the whole creation;

Sawyer New Testament

who is the likeness of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation,

The Emphasized Bible

Who, is an image of the unseen God, Firstborn of all creation, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Who is the image of the invisible God, the prime author of all creation:

Twentieth Century New Testament

For Christ is the very incarnation of the invisible God-- First-born and Head of all creation;

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

Yes, He is the exact likeness of the unseen God, His first-born Son who existed before any created thing,

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

Who is the image of the invisible God, Primal Source of all creation;

Worsley New Testament

Who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of the whole creation:

Youngs Literal Translation

who is the image of the invisible God, first-born of all creation,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Who
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

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

the image
εἰκών 
Eikon 
Usage: 20

of the invisible
ἀόρατος 
Aoratos 
Usage: 5

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

the firstborn
πρωτοτόκος 
Prototokos 
Usage: 9

of every
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 1:15

Devotionals containing Colossians 1:15

Images Colossians 1:15

Prayers for Colossians 1:15

Context Readings

Prayer For Maturity Based On Christ's Preeminence

14 In whom we have our salvation, the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the unseen God and existed before all living things; 16 For by him all things were made, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, authorities, lords, rulers, and powers; all things were made by him and for him;



Cross References

John 1:14

And so the Word became flesh and took a place among us for a time; and we saw his glory--such glory as is given to an only son by his father--saw it to be true and full of grace.

2 Corinthians 4:4

Because the god of this world has made blind the minds of those who have not faith, so that the light of the good news of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, might not be shining on them.

Hebrews 1:3

Who, being the outshining of his glory, the true image of his substance, supporting all things by the word of his power, having given himself as an offering making clean from sins, took his seat at the right hand of God in heaven;

Psalm 89:27

And I will make him the first of my sons, most high over the kings of the earth.

John 1:1

From the first he was the Word, and the Word was in relation with God and was God.

John 1:18

No man has seen God at any time; the only Son, who is on the breast of the Father, he has made clear what God is.

John 3:16

For God had such love for the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life.

John 14:9

Jesus said to him, Philip, have I been with you all this time, and still you have no knowledge of me? He who has seen me has seen the Father. Why do you say, Let us see the Father?

Romans 8:29

Because those of whom he had knowledge before they came into existence, were marked out by him to be made like his Son, so that he might be the first among a band of brothers:

Philippians 2:6

To whom, though himself in the form of God, it did not seem that to take for oneself was to be like God;

1 Timothy 1:17

Now to the King eternal, ever-living, unseen, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. So be it.

Revelation 3:14

And to the angel of the church in Laodicea say: These things says the true and certain witness, the head of God's new order:

Exodus 24:10

And they saw the God of Israel; and under his feet there was, as it seemed, a jewelled floor, clear as the heavens.

Proverbs 8:29-31

When he put a limit to the sea, so that the waters might not go against his word: when he put in position the bases of the earth:

Ezekiel 1:26-28

And on the top of the arch which was over their heads was the form of a king's seat, like a sapphire stone; and on the form of the seat was the form of a man seated on it on high.

John 15:24

If I had not done among them the works which no other man ever did, they would have had no sin: but now they have seen, and they have had hate in their hearts for me and my Father.

2 Corinthians 4:6

Seeing that it is God who said, Let light be shining out of the dark, who has put in our hearts the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Colossians 1:13

Who has made us free from the power of evil and given us a place in the kingdom of the Son of his love;

Colossians 1:16-17

For by him all things were made, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, authorities, lords, rulers, and powers; all things were made by him and for him;

1 Timothy 6:16

Who only has life for ever, living in light to which no man may come near; whom no man has seen or is able to see: to whom be honour and power for ever. So be it.

Hebrews 1:6

And again, when he is sending his only Son into the world, he says, Let all the angels of God give him worship.

Hebrews 11:27

By faith he went out of Egypt, not being turned from his purpose by fear of the wrath of the king; for he kept on his way, as seeing him who is unseen.

Numbers 12:8

With him I will have talk mouth to mouth, openly and not in dark sayings; and with his eyes he will see the form of the Lord: why then had you no fear of saying evil against my servant Moses?

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