Parallel Verses

Amplified

And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together).

New American Standard Bible

He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

King James Version

And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Holman Bible

He is before all things, and by Him all things hold together.

International Standard Version

He himself existed before anything else did, and he holds all things together.

A Conservative Version

And he is before all, and in him all things hold together.

American Standard Version

and he is before all things, and in him all things consist.

An Understandable Version

And He existed before all things and all things are held together by Him.

Anderson New Testament

and he is before all things, and by him all things consist:

Bible in Basic English

He is before all things, and in him all things have being.

Common New Testament

He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and by him all things consist.

Darby Translation

And he is before all, and all things subsist together by him.

Godbey New Testament

and he before all things, and all things consist in him:

Goodspeed New Testament

He existed before all things and he sustains and embraces them all.

John Wesley New Testament

And he is before all things, and by him all things consist, And he is the head of his body the church;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Julia Smith Translation

And he is before all, and all things have been established by him.

King James 2000

And he is before all things, and by him all things are held together.

Lexham Expanded Bible

and he himself is before all [things], and in him all [things] are held together,

Modern King James verseion

And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

All things are created by him, and in him, and he is before all things, and in him all things have their being.

Moffatt New Testament

he is prior to all, and all coheres in him.

Montgomery New Testament

and HE IS before all, and in him all things subsist.

NET Bible

He himself is before all things and all things are held together in him.

New Heart English Bible

He is before all things, and in him all things are held together.

Noyes New Testament

and he is before all things, and in him all things subsist.

Sawyer New Testament

and he is before all things, and in him all things consist,

The Emphasized Bible

And, he, is before all, and, they all, in him, hold together;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and he is before all, and by him all things subsist.

Twentieth Century New Testament

All has been created through him and for him. He was before all things, and all things unite in him;

Webster

And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Weymouth New Testament

And HE IS before all things and in and through Him the universe is a harmonious whole.

Williams New Testament

So He existed before all things, and through Him all things are held together.

World English Bible

He is before all things, and in him all things are held together.

Worrell New Testament

and He is before all things, and in Him all things have held together.

Worsley New Testament

He is before all, and by Him all things subsist.

Youngs Literal Translation

and himself is before all, and the all things in him have consisted.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

he

Usage: 0

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

πρό 
Pro 
before, above, above ... ago, or ever
Usage: 34

πᾶς 
Pas 
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704
Usage: 704

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

by
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

him

Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 1:17

Devotionals containing Colossians 1:17

Images Colossians 1:17

Prayers for Colossians 1:17

Context Readings

Prayer For Maturity Based On Christ's Preeminence

16 For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him. 17 And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together). 18 He also is the Head of [His] body, the church; seeing He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from among the dead, so that He alone in everything and in every respect might occupy the chief place [stand first and be preeminent].



Cross References

John 8:58

Jesus replied, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, before Abraham was born, I Am.

1 Corinthians 8:6

Yet for us there is [only] one God, the Father, Who is the Source of all things and for Whom we [have life], and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through and by Whom are all things and through and by Whom we [ourselves exist].

Hebrews 1:3

He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God's] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high,

Revelation 1:8

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord God, He Who is and Who was and Who is to come, the Almighty (the Ruler of all).

Revelation 1:17

When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as if dead. But He laid His right hand on me and said, Do not be afraid! I am the First and the Last,

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts up the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with nobles and inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and He has set the world upon them.

Psalm 75:3

When the earth totters, and all the inhabitants of it, it is I Who will poise and keep steady its pillars. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Proverbs 8:22-23

The Lord formed and brought me [Wisdom] forth at the beginning of His way, before His acts of old.

Isaiah 43:11-13

I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no Savior.

Isaiah 44:6

Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: I am the First and I am the Last; besides Me there is no God.

Micah 5:2

But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, you are little to be among the clans of Judah; [yet] out of you shall One come forth for Me Who is to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth have been from of old, from ancient days (eternity).

John 1:1-3

In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ( Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.

John 5:17-18

But Jesus answered them, My Father has worked [even] until now, [He has never ceased working; He is still working] and I, too, must be at [divine] work.

John 17:5

And now, Father, glorify Me along with Yourself and restore Me to such majesty and honor in Your presence as I had with You before the world existed.

Acts 17:28

For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring.

Colossians 1:15

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

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages).

Revelation 1:11

Saying, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last. Write promptly what you see (your vision) in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia -- "to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.

Revelation 2:8

And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Smyrna write: These are the words of the First and the Last, Who died and came to life again:

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