Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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;

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.

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, 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: 17 And he is before all, and all things have been established by him. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that he might be the first in all



Cross References

John 8:58

And Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham was born, I am.

1 Corinthians 8:6

But to us one God, the Father, of whom all things, and we for him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom all things, and we by him.

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;

Revelation 1:8

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, says the Lord, who being, and who was, and who coming, the Omnipotent Ruler.

Revelation 1:17

And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he put his right hand upon me, saying to me, Be not afraid;I am the the first and the last:

1 Samuel 2:8

Raising up the weak from the dust, he will raise up the needy from the dung-hill to sit with the noble, and he will cause them to inherit a throne of glory, for to Jehovah the castings of the earth, and he will put the habitable globe upon them.

Psalm 75:3

The earth and all dwelling in it being melted: I made even its pillars. Silence.

Proverbs 8:22-23

Jehovah set me up the beginning of his way, before his works from ancient time.

Isaiah 43:11-13

I, I, Jehovah, and none saving besides me.

Isaiah 44:6

Thus said Jehovah king of Israel, and Jehovah of armies, redeeming him, I the first and I the last; and besides me no God.

Micah 5:2

And thou, house of bread, of Ephratah, for being small among the thousands of Judah, out of thee shall come forth to me he being ruler in Israel; and his goings forth from of old from the days of eternity.

John 1:1-3

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

John 5:17-18

And Jesus answered, My Father works till now, and I work.

John 17:5

And now, honour thou me, O Father, with thyself, with the honour which I had with thee before the world was.

Acts 17:28

For in him we live, and move, and are; as certain of the composers among you have said, For we also are his race.

Colossians 1:15

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation:

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ, yesterday, and to day the same, and for ever.

Revelation 1:11

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send to the seven churches which in Asia; to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.

Revelation 2:8

And to the messenger of the church of the Smyrnians write; Thus says the first and the last, who was dead and he lived;

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