Parallel Verses

Common New Testament

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 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

[Now] He is the exact likeness of the unseen God [the visible representation of the invisible]; He is the Firstborn 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;

Bible in Basic English

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

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,

Verse Picture

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 redemption, the forgiveness of sins. 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authoritiesall things were created through him and for him.



Cross References

John 1:14

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

2 Corinthians 4:4

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

Hebrews 1:3

He is the radiance of his glory and the exact representation of his being, and upholds all things by the word of his power. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Hebrews 1:3

He is the radiance of his glory and the exact representation of his being, and upholds all things by the word of his power. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

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; God the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 14:9

Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father; how can you say, 'Show us the Father'?

Romans 8:29

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Philippians 2:6

who, though he was in the form of God, did not consider equality with God a thing to be grasped,

1 Timothy 1:17

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 3:14

"And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: 'These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation:

Revelation 3:14

"And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: 'These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation:

Revelation 3:14-31

"And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: 'These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation:

Revelation 3:14-28

"And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: 'These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation:

John 15:24

If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father.

2 Corinthians 4:6

For it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

Colossians 1:13

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son,

Colossians 1:16-17

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authoritiesall things were created through him and for him.

1 Timothy 6:16

who alone has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

Hebrews 1:6

And again, when God brings the first-born into the world, he says, "Let all God's angels worship him."

Hebrews 11:27

By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the anger of the king; for he endured as seeing him who is invisible.

Hebrews 11:27

By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the anger of the king; for he endured as seeing him who is invisible.

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