Parallel Verses

Holman 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 Version

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

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;

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn 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 We have redemption, the forgiveness of sins, in Him. 15 He is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over all creation.
16 For everything was created by Him,
in heaven and on earth,
the visible and the invisible,
whether thrones or dominions
or rulers or authorities—
all things have been created through Him and for Him.



Cross References

John 1:14

The Word became flesh
and took up residence among us.
We observed His glory,
the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father,
full of grace and truth.

2 Corinthians 4:4

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

Hebrews 1:3

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of His nature, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

Psalm 89:27

I will also make him My firstborn,
greatest 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.
The One and Only Son
the One who is at the Father’s side
He has revealed Him.

John 3:16

“For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

John 14:9

Jesus said to him, “Have I been among you all this time without your knowing Me, Philip? The one who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

Romans 8:29

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

Philippians 2:6

who, existing in the form of God,
did not consider equality with God
as something to be used for His own advantage.

1 Timothy 1:17

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

Revelation 3:14

“Write to the angel of the church in Laodicea:“The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Originatorof God’s creation says:

Exodus 24:10

and they saw the God of Israel. Beneath His feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire stone, as clear as the sky itself.

Proverbs 8:29-31

when He set a limit for the sea
so that the waters would not violate His command,
when He laid out the foundations of the earth.

Ezekiel 1:26-28

The shape of a throne with the appearance of sapphire stone was above the expanse. There was a form with the appearance of a human on the throne high above.

John 15:24

If I had not done the works among them that no one else has done, they would not have sin. Now they have seen and hated both Me and My Father.

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ.

Colossians 1:13

He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son He loves.

Colossians 1:16-17

For everything was created by Him,
in heaven and on earth,
the visible and the invisible,
whether thrones or dominions
or rulers or authorities—
all things have been created through Him and for Him.

1 Timothy 6:16

the only One who has immortality,
dwelling in unapproachable light;
no one has seen or can see Him,
to Him be honor and eternal might.
Amen.

Hebrews 1:6

When He again brings His firstborn into the world, He says, And all God’s angels must worship Him.

Hebrews 11:27

By faith he left Egypt behind, not being afraid of the king’s anger, for Moses persevered as one who sees Him who is invisible.

Numbers 12:8

I speak with him directly,
openly, and not in riddles;
he sees the form of the Lord.So why were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?”

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