Parallel Verses

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.

Amplified

And He Himself existed and is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. [His is the controlling, cohesive force of the universe.]

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;

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 were all things created, that are in the heavens and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they are thrones or dominions or principalities or powers: all things were created by him and in him; 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the congregation , who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he might have the preeminence.



Cross References

John 8:58

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM.

1 Corinthians 8:6

but to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

Hebrews 1:3

who being the brightness of his glory and the express image of his substance and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Revelation 1:8

I AM the Alpha and the Omega, beginning and end, saith the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

Revelation 1:17

And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I AM the first and the last,

1 Samuel 2:8

He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill to set them among princes and to make them 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

The earth and all its inhabitants are dissolved; I bore up the pillars of it. Selah.

Proverbs 8:22-23

The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

Isaiah 43:11-13

I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

Isaiah 44:6

Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel and his redeemer, the LORD of the hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

Micah 5:2

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be Lord in Israel; and his goings forth are from the beginning, from the days of the ages.

John 1:1-3

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

John 5:17-18

But Jesus answered them, My Father works until now, and I work.

John 17:5

And now, O Father, clarify thou me with thine own self with that clarity which I had with thee before the world was.

Acts 17:28

for in him we live and move and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also of his lineage.

Colossians 1:15

who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature;

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and for the ages.

Revelation 1:11

that said, I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, and What thou seest, write in a book and send it unto the seven congregations which are in Asia: unto Ephesus and unto Smyrna and unto Pergamos and unto Thyatira and unto Sardis and unto Philadelphia and unto Laodicea.

Revelation 2:8

And unto the angel of the congregation of Smyrna write: These things, saith the first and the last, who was dead, and is alive:

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