Parallel Verses

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

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 is also the head [the life-source and leader] of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will occupy the first place [He will stand supreme and be preeminent] in everything.

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.

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.

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.

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,

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 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 19 For in him was he pleased that all fulness should dwell:



Cross References

Ephesians 1:22-23

And placed all things under his, feet, and gave him head over all things to the church,

Revelation 1:5

And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first born from the dead, and the chief of the kings of the earth. To him having loved us, and washed us from our sins in his blood,

Acts 26:23

That Christ exposed to suffering, that first from the rising of the dead, he is about to announce light to the people, and nations.

John 3:29-31

He having the bride is the bridegroom: and the friend of the bridegroom, standing and hearing him, rejoices with joy for the bridegroom's voice: therefore this my joy has been completed.

1 Corinthians 11:3

And I will you to know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman the man; and the head of Christ God.

Ephesians 4:15-16

And speaking the truth in love, let us grow up into him in all things, who is the head, Christ:

Ephesians 5:23

For the husband is the head of the wife, as also Christ the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

Revelation 3:14

And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; Thus says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

Revelation 5:9-13

And they sing a new song, saying, Worthy art thou to take the book, and to open its seals: for thou wert slain, and didst purchase us to God by thy blood from every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation;

Revelation 11:15

And the seventh angel sounded the trumpet; and great voices were in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of the world were our Lord's, and his Christ's; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

Psalm 89:27

Also I will give him the firstborn, the highest to the kings of the earth.

Isaiah 52:13

Behold, my servant shall be wise, he shall be exalted, and lifted up, and be high exceedingly.

Matthew 23:8

And be ye not called Rabbi: for one is your guide, Christ; and all ye are brethren.

Matthew 28:18

And Jesus, having come near, spake to them, saying, All power has been given me in heaven and upon earth:

John 1:1

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

John 1:16

And of his completion we all received, and grace for grace.

John 1:27

This is he coming after me, who was before me, of whom I am not worthy that I might loose the strings of his shoes.

John 3:34-35

For he whom God sent speaks the words of God: for God gives not the Spirit by measure.

John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, I am the rising up, and life: he believing in me, though he die, shall live.

Romans 8:29

For whom he before knew, he also before determined of the form of the image of his Son, for him to be first born in many brethren.

1 Corinthians 15:20-23

And now Was Christ raised from the dead, he was the first fruits of those having died.

1 Corinthians 15:25

For he must reign, till he put all enemies under his feet.

Ephesians 1:10

For the arrangement of the completion of the times, to unite in a whole all things in Christ, both the things in the heavens, and the things upon earth; in him:

Colossians 1:24

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill again the necessities of the pressures of Christ in my flesh for his body, which is the church.

Colossians 2:10-14

And ye are completed in him, who is the head of all beginning and power:

Hebrews 1:5-6

For to which of the angels once said he, Thou art my Son, I have this day begotten thee? And again, I will be to him for Father, and he shall be to me for Son?

1 John 1:1

What was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we beheld, and our own hands felt, concerning the word of life;

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 1:18

And he living, and I was dead; and, behold, I am living for the times of times, Amen; and have the keys of hades and of death.

Revelation 21:6

And he said to me, It has been. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to him thirsting of the fountain of the water of life gratuitously.

Revelation 21:23-24

And the city has no need of the sun, nor of the moon, that they shine in her: for the glory of God enlightened her, and her light the Lamb.

Revelation 22:13

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

Psalm 45:2-5

Thou wert very beautiful above the sons of man: grace was poured forth by thy lips: for this God praised thee forever.

Song of Songs 5:10

My beloved is white and ruddy, bearing the standard of ten thousand.

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