Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of 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

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;

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.

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 redemption by his blood, the remission of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation: 16 For by him were all things created, things in the heavens, and things upon earth, things visible and invisible, whether thrones, whether dominions, whether beginnings, whether authorities: all were created by him, and for him:



Cross References

John 1:14

And the Word was flesh, and dwelt with us, (and we beheld his glory, as the glory of the only born of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

2 Corinthians 4:4

In whom the God of this world blinded the minds of the unbelieving, so that the enlightening of the good news of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, does not enlighten them.

Hebrews 1:3

Who being the brightness of glory, and the figure of his foundation, and bearing all things by the word of his power, having made by himself the purification of our sins, he sat down on the right hand of the Majesty among the highest ones;

Psalm 89:27

Also I will give him the firstborn, the highest to the kings of the earth.

John 1:1

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

John 1:18

None has seen God at any time; the only born Son, he being in the bosom of the Father, he has declared.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only born Son, that every one believing in him perish not, but have eternal life.

John 14:9

Jesus says, to him, So long time am I with you, and hast thou not known me, Philip? he having seen me has seen the Father; and how sayest thou, Show us the Father?,

Romans 8:29

For whom he before knew, he also before determined of the form of the image of his Son, for him to be first born in many brethren.

Philippians 2:6

Who, being in the form of God, thought not robbery to be equal to God

1 Timothy 1:17

And to the King of times, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, honour and glory for the times of times. Amen.)

Revelation 3:14

And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; Thus says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

Exodus 24:10

And they will see the God of Israel: and under his feet as the work of the whiteness of sapphire, and as the body of the heavens for cleanness.

Proverbs 8:29-31

In his setting his law to the sea, and the waters shall not pass by his mouth; in his making firm the foundations of the earth:

Ezekiel 1:26-28

And from above to the expansion which was over their head as the appearance of a sapphire stone: the likeness of a throne, and over the likeness of a throne, the likeness as the appearance of a man upon it from above.

John 15:24

If I did not the works in them which none other has done, they had not sin: and now have they also seen and hated also me and my Father.

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God, having spoken light to shine out of darkness, who shone in our hearts, to the enlightening of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Colossians 1:13

Who saved us from the power of darkness, and transferred into the kingdom of the Son of his love:

Colossians 1:16-17

For by him were all things created, things in the heavens, and things upon earth, things visible and invisible, whether thrones, whether dominions, whether beginnings, whether authorities: all were created by him, and for him:

1 Timothy 6:16

Who only having immortality, inhabiting inaccessible light; which none of men saw, nor can see; to whom honour and might forever. Amen.

Hebrews 1:6

And when again he should bring in the firstborn to the habitable globe, he says, And let all the angels of God worship him.

Hebrews 11:27

By faith he forsook Egypt, not having feared the king's wrath: for, as seeing the invisible, he was strong.

Numbers 12:8

Mouth to mouth I will speak to him, and in appearance and not in enigmas; and the portion of Jehovah shall he behold: and wherefore were ye not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses?

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