Parallel Verses

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,

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.

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.

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 himself is before all, and the all things in him have consisted. 18 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, 19 because in him it did please all the fulness to tabernacle,



Cross References

Ephesians 1:22-23

and all things He did put under his feet, and did give him -- head over all things to the assembly,

Revelation 1:5

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first-born out of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth; to him who did love us, and did bathe us from our sins in his blood,

Acts 26:23

that the Christ is to suffer, whether first by a rising from the dead, he is about to proclaim light to the people and to the nations.'

John 3:29-31

he who is having the bride is bridegroom, and the friend of the bridegroom, who is standing and hearing him, with joy doth rejoice because of the voice of the bridegroom; this, then, my joy hath been fulfilled.

1 Corinthians 11:3

and I wish you to know that of every man the head is the Christ, and the head of a woman is the husband, and the head of Christ is God.

Ephesians 4:15-16

and, being true in love, we may increase to Him in all things, who is the head -- the Christ;

Ephesians 5:23

because the husband is head of the wife, as also the Christ is head of the assembly, and he is saviour of the body,

Revelation 3:14

And to the messenger of the assembly of the Laodiceans write: These things saith the Amen, the witness -- the faithful and true -- the chief of the creation of God;

Revelation 5:9-13

and they sing a new song, saying, 'Worthy art thou to take the scroll, and to open the seals of it, because thou wast slain, and didst redeem us to God in thy blood, out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation,

Revelation 11:15

And the seventh messenger did sound, and there came great voices in the heaven, saying, 'The kingdoms of the world did become those of our Lord and of His Christ, and he shall reign to the ages of the ages!'

Psalm 89:27

I also first-born do appoint him, Highest of the kings of the earth.

Isaiah 52:13

Lo, My servant doth act wisely, He is high, and hath been lifted up, And hath been very high.

Matthew 23:8

And ye -- ye may not be called Rabbi, for one is your director -- the Christ, and all ye are brethren;

Matthew 28:18

And having come near, Jesus spake to them, saying, 'Given to me was all authority in heaven and on earth;

John 1:1

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

John 1:16

and out of his fulness did we all receive, and grace over-against grace;

John 1:27

of whom I am not worthy that I may loose the cord of his sandal.'

John 3:34-35

for he whom God sent, the sayings of God he speaketh; for not by measure doth God give the Spirit;

John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, 'I am the rising again, and the life; he who is believing in me, even if he may die, shall live;

Romans 8:29

because whom He did foreknow, He also did fore-appoint, conformed to the image of His Son, that he might be first-born among many brethren;

1 Corinthians 15:20-23

And now, Christ hath risen out of the dead -- the first-fruits of those sleeping he became,

1 Corinthians 15:25

for it behoveth him to reign till he may have put all the enemies under his feet --

Ephesians 1:10

in regard to the dispensation of the fulness of the times, to bring into one the whole in the Christ, both the things in the heavens, and the things upon the earth -- in him;

Colossians 1:24

I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and do fill up the things lacking of the tribulations of the Christ in my flesh for his body, which is the assembly,

Colossians 2:10-14

and ye are in him made full, who is the head of all principality and authority,

Hebrews 1:5-6

For to which of the messengers said He ever, 'My Son thou art -- I to-day have begotten thee?' and again, 'I will be to him for a father, and he shall be to Me for a son?'

1 John 1:1

That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we did behold, and our hands did handle, concerning the Word of the Life --

Revelation 1:8

I am the Alpha and the Omega, beginning and end, saith the Lord, who is, and who was, and who is coming -- the Almighty.'

Revelation 1:18

and he who is living, and I did become dead, and, lo, I am living to the ages of the ages. Amen! and I have the keys of the hades and of the death.

Revelation 21:6

and He said to me, 'It hath been done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End; I, to him who is thirsting, will give of the fountain of the water of the life freely;

Revelation 21:23-24

and the city hath no need of the sun, nor of the moon, that they may shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it, and the lamp of it is the Lamb;

Revelation 22:13

I am the Alpha and the Omega -- the Beginning and End -- the First and the Last.

Psalm 45:2-5

Thou hast been beautified above the sons of men, Grace hath been poured into thy lips, Therefore hath God blessed thee to the age.

Song of Songs 5:10

My beloved is clear and ruddy, Conspicuous above a myriad!

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