Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

Amplified

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

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 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. 17 He himself existed before anything else did, and he holds all things together. 18 He is also the head of the body, which is the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he himself might have first place in everything.



Cross References

John 8:58

Jesus told them, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, before there was an Abraham, I AM!"

1 Corinthians 8:6

yet for us there is only one God, the Father, from whom everything came into being and for whom we live. And there is only one Lord, Jesus the Messiah, through whom everything came into being and through whom we live.

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

Revelation 1:8

"I am the Alpha and the Omega," declares the Lord God, "the one who is, who was, and who is coming, the Almighty."

Revelation 1:17

When I saw him, I fell down at his feet like a dead man. But he placed his right hand on me and said, "Stop being afraid! I am the first and the last,

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises the poor up from the dust, he lifts up the needy from the trash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. Indeed the pillars of the earth belong to the LORD, and he has set the world on them.

Psalm 75:3

While the earth and all its inhabitants melt away, it is I who keep its pillars firm." Interlude

Proverbs 8:22-23

"The LORD made me as he began his planning, before his ancient activity commenced.

Isaiah 43:11-13

I, yes I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior.

Isaiah 44:6

This is what the LORD says, the King of Israel and its Redeemer the LORD of the Heavenly Armies is his name "I am the first and I am the last, and apart from me there is no God.

Micah 5:2

"As for you, Bethlehem of Ephrathah, even though you remain least among the clans of Judah, nevertheless, the one who rules in Israel for me will emerge from you. His existence has been from antiquity, even from eternity.

John 1:1-3

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

John 5:17-18

But Jesus answered them, "My Father has been working until now, and I, too, am working."

John 17:5

"So now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world existed.

Acts 17:28

For we live, move, and exist because of him, as some of your own poets have said: ""Since we are his children, too.'

Colossians 1:15

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus, the Messiah, is the same yesterday and today and forever!

Revelation 1:11

saying, "Write on a scroll what you see, and send it to the seven churches: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."

Revelation 2:8

"To the messenger of the church in Smyrna, write: "The first and the last, who was dead and became alive, says this:

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