Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation,
The Lord created me as the beginning of his works, before his deeds of long ago.
I, I am the Lord, and there is no deliverer besides me.
This is what the Lord, Israel's king, says, their protector, the Lord who commands armies: "I am the first and I am the last, there is no God but me.
As for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, seemingly insignificant among the clans of Judah -- from you a king will emerge who will rule over Israel on my behalf, one whose origins are in the distant past.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God.
Jesus said to them, "I tell you the solemn truth, before Abraham came into existence, I am!"
And now, Father, glorify me at your side with the glory I had with you before the world was created.
1 Corinthians 8:6
yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we live, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we live.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever!
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God -- the one who is, and who was, and who is still to come -- the All-Powerful!
"To the angel of the church in Smyrna write the following: "This is the solemn pronouncement of the one who is the first and the last, the one who was dead, but came to life:
1 Samuel 2:8
He lifts the weak from the dust; he raises the poor from the ash heap to seat them with princes and to bestow on them an honored position. The foundations of the earth belong to the Lord, and he has placed the world on them.
When the earth and all its inhabitants dissolve in fear, I make its pillars secure." (Selah)
So he told them, "My Father is working until now, and I too am working."
For in him we live and move about and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we too are his offspring.'
The Son is the radiance of his glory and the representation of his essence, and he sustains all things by his powerful word, and so when he had accomplished cleansing for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.