He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.
And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church,
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—
that the Christ was to suffer, and that by reason of His resurrection from the dead He would be the first to proclaim light both to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles.”
He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. So this joy of mine has been made full.
But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.
but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,
For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body.
“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this:
And they *sang a
new song, saying, “
Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.
Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “ The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.”
“I also shall make him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.
Behold, My servant will prosper, He will be high and lifted up and greatly exalted.
But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “ All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
It is He who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.”
For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure.
Jesus said to her, “ I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;
But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.
For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet.
with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions.
and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;
For to which of the angels did He ever say, “ You are My Son, Today I have begotten You”? And again, “ I will be a Father to Him And He shall be a Son to Me”?
What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life—
“I am says the the Alpha and the Omega,” Lord God, “ who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.
Then He said to me, “ It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.
And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever.
“ My beloved is dazzling and ruddy, Outstanding among ten thousand.