Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

The Son 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.

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 through whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether they are kings, lords, rulers, or powers. All things have been created through him and for him.



Cross References

John 1:14

The Word became flesh and lived among us. We gazed on his glory, the kind of glory that belongs to the Father's unique Son, who is full of grace and truth.

2 Corinthians 4:4

In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe to keep them from seeing the light of the glorious gospel of the Messiah, who is the image of God.

Hebrews 1:3

He is the reflection of God's glory and the exact likeness of his being, and he holds everything together by his powerful word. After he had provided a cleansing from sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Highest Majesty

Psalm 89:27

"Indeed, I myself made him the firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth.

John 1:1

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

John 1:18

No one has ever seen God. The unique God, who is close to the Father's side, has revealed him.

John 3:16

"For this is how God loved the world: He gave his unique Son so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life.

John 14:9

"Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me?" Jesus asked him. "The person who has seen me has seen the Father. So 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, in order that the Son might be the firstborn among many brothers.

Philippians 2:6

In God's own form existed he, and shared with God equality, deemed nothing needed grasping.

1 Timothy 1:17

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

Revelation 3:14

"To the messenger of the church in Laodicea, write: "The Amen, the witness who is faithful and true, the originator of God's creation, says this:

Exodus 24:10

and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire, as clear as the sky.

Proverbs 8:29-31

when he set a boundary for the sea so the waters would not exceed his limits, when he marked out the foundations of the earth.

Ezekiel 1:26-28

From above the canopy that was spread out over their heads, there appeared to be something reminiscent of a throne, resembling sapphire in form.

John 15:24

If I hadn't done among them the actions that no one else did, they wouldn't have any sin. But 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 us the light of the knowledge of God's glory in the face of Jesus the Messiah.

Colossians 1:13

God has rescued us from the power of darkness and has brought us into the kingdom of the Son whom he loves,

Colossians 1:16-17

For by him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether they are kings, lords, rulers, or powers. All things have been created through him and for him.

1 Timothy 6:16

He alone has endless life and lives in inaccessible light. No one has ever seen him, nor can anyone see him. Honor and eternal power belong to him! Amen.

Hebrews 1:6

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

Hebrews 11:27

By faith he left Egypt, without being afraid of the king's anger, and he persevered because he saw the one who is invisible.

Numbers 12:8

I speak to him audibly and in visions, not in mysteries. If he can gaze at the image of the LORD, why aren't you afraid to speak against my servant Moses?"

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