Parallel Verses

Common New Testament

And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might have the first place in everything.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Holman Bible

He is also the head of the body, the church;
He is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead,
so that He might come to have
first place in everything.

International Standard Version

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.

A Conservative Version

And he is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might become preeminent in all things.

American Standard Version

And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Amplified

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].

An Understandable Version

And He is the head of the [spiritual] body, the church. He is [its] source, the firstborn One from the dead [i.e., the first one to return to life, never to die again], so that He could rank first [in importance] over all things.

Anderson New Testament

and he is the head of the body, the church: and he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in all things he might be preeminent;

Bible in Basic English

And he is the head of the body, the church: the starting point of all things, the first to come again from the dead; so that in all things he might have the chief place.

Daniel Mace New Testament

he himself is the head of the church, which is his body. he is the prince, the first-born from the dead, that in all things he might be chief.

Darby Translation

And he is the head of the body, the assembly; who is the beginning, firstborn from among the dead, that he might have the first place in all things:

Godbey New Testament

and himself is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the first begotten from the dead, in order that in all things himself may be preeminent:

Goodspeed New Testament

He is the head of the church, it is his body; for he is the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead??hat he might come to stand first in everything.

John Wesley New Testament

who is the beginning, the first-begotten from the dead, that in all things he might have the pre-eminence.

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Lexham Expanded Bible

and he himself is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he himself may become first in everything,

Modern King James verseion

And He is the Head of the body, the church, who is the Beginning, the First-born from the dead, that He may be pre-eminent in all things.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he is the head of the body, that is, to wit, of the congregation: he is the beginning and first begotten of the dead, that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Moffatt New Testament

Also, he is the head of the Body, that is, of the church, in virtue of his primacy as the first to be born from the dead ??that gives him pre-eminence over all.

Montgomery New Testament

He is the head of his Body, the Church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, in order that in all things he may become preeminent.

NET Bible

He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things.

New Heart English Bible

He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Noyes New Testament

And he is the head of the body, the church; since he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that he may be in all things preeminent;

Sawyer New Testament

and he is the head of the body, the church; who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that he might himself be preeminent in all things,

The Emphasized Bible

And, he, is the head of the body, the assembly, Who is the beginning, Firstborn from among the dead, in order that, he, might become, in all things, himself, pre-eminent; -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first begotten from the dead, that he might be in all things pre-eminent.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And he is the Head of the Church, which is his Body. The First-born from the dead, he is to the Church the Source of its Life, that he, in all things, may stand first.

Webster

And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; that in all things he may have the pre-eminence.

Weymouth New Testament

Moreover He is the Head of His Body, the Church. He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from among the dead, in order that He Himself may in all things occupy the foremost place.

Williams New Testament

Yes, He is the Head of the church as His body. For He is the beginning, the first-born among the dead, so that He alone should stand first in everything.

World English Bible

He is the head of the body, the assembly, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Worrell New Testament

And He is the Head of the body, the assembly; Who is the Beginning, the First-born from the dead, that in all things He may be preeminent;

Worsley New Testament

And He is the head of the body, which is the church: who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in all things He might have the pre-eminence.

Youngs Literal Translation

And himself is the head of the body -- the assembly -- who is a beginning, a first-born out of the dead, that he might become in all things -- himself -- first,

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

the head
κεφαλή 
Kephale 
Usage: 63

of the body
σῶμα 
Soma 
Usage: 123

the church
ἐκκλησία 
Ekklesia 
Usage: 93

who
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

the beginning
ἀρχή 
Arche 
Usage: 42

the firstborn
πρωτοτόκος 
Prototokos 
Usage: 9

ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

the dead
νεκρός 
Nekros 
Usage: 105

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

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

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

things he

Usage: 0

γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 1:18

Images Colossians 1:18

Prayers for Colossians 1:18

Context Readings

Prayer For Maturity Based On Christ's Preeminence

17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might have the first place in everything. 19 For all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell in him



Cross References

Ephesians 1:22-23

And he put all things under his feet and gave him to be the head over all things for the church,

Revelation 1:5

and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,

Acts 26:23

that the Christ must suffer, and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to the people and to the Gentiles."

John 3:29-31

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. Therefore this joy of mine is now full.

1 Corinthians 11:3

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.

Ephesians 4:15-16

But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into him, who is the head, into Christ,

Ephesians 5:23

For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is himself the Savior.

Revelation 3:14

"And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: 'These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation:

Revelation 5:9-13

And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals; for you were slain, and with your blood purchased men for God from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

Revelation 11:15

Then the seventh angel sounded his trumpet, 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 for ever and ever."

Revelation 11:15

Then the seventh angel sounded his trumpet, 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 for ever and ever."

Revelation 11:15

Then the seventh angel sounded his trumpet, 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 for ever and ever."

Matthew 23:8

But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' for you have only one Master, and you are all brethren.

Matthew 28:18

And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

John 1:1

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

John 1:16

And from his fullness have we all received, grace upon grace.

John 1:27

It is he who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie."

John 3:34-35

For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without measure.

John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live;

Romans 8:29

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

1 Corinthians 15:20-23

But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

1 Corinthians 15:25

For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.

Ephesians 1:10

as a plan for the fullness of the times, to unite all things in Christ, things in heaven and things on earth. In him

Colossians 1:24

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share for the sake of his body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.

Colossians 2:10-14

and you have been made complete in him, who is the head over all rule and authority.

Hebrews 1:5-6

For to which of the angels did God 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"?

1 John 1:1

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have touched, concerning the Word of life,

Revelation 1:8

"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty."

Revelation 1:18

and the Living One; I was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore! And I have the keys of death and Hades.

Revelation 21:6

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 is thirsty from the spring of the water of life without cost.

Revelation 21:23-24

And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.

Revelation 22:13

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."

Revelation 22:13-5

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."

Revelation 22:13

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."

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