Colossians 1:18
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New International Version
And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.


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 Bible
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 Christian Standard 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.


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.


Douay-Rheims Bible
And he is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he may hold the primacy:


Darby Bible 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:


Young's 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,
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Context
The Supremacy of Christ

15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18 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. 19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell; 20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things to himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now has he reconciled 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and blameless and unreproveable in his sight: 23 If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Cross References
Psalm 89:27
Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.


Acts 26:23
That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light to the people, and to the Gentiles.


Romans 8:29
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.


1 Corinthians 11:3
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.


1 Corinthians 12:27
Now you are the body of Christ, and members in particular.


Ephesians 1:22
And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,


Ephesians 1:23
Which is his body, the fullness of him that fills all in all.


Colossians 1:24
Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:


Colossians 2:19
And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increases with the increase of God.


Revelation 1:5
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. To him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,


Treasury of Scripture

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.

he is.

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake...

Colossians 2:10-14 And you are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power...

1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

Ephesians 1:10,22,23 That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven...

Ephesians 4:15,16 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ...

Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body.

the beginning.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

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 on...

Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, said the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Revelation 3:14 And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things said the Amen, the faithful and true witness...

Revelation 21:6 And he said to me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end...

Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

the firstborn.

John 11:25,26 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live...

Acts 26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light to the people...

1 Corinthians 15:20-23 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept...

Revelation 1:5,18 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth...

in all. or, among all.

Psalm 45:2-5 You are fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into your lips: therefore God has blessed you for ever...

Psalm 89:27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

Songs 5:10 My beloved is white and ruddy, the most chief among ten thousand.

Isaiah 52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.

Matthew 23:8 But be not you called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all you are brothers.

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

John 1:16,27 And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace...

John 3:29-31,34,35 He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which stands and hears him...

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son...

1 Corinthians 15:25 For he must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet.

Hebrews 1:5,6 For to which of the angels said he at any time, You are my Son, this day have I begotten you? And again, I will be to him a Father...

Revelation 5:9-13 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain...

Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying...

Revelation 21:23,24 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it...

Strong's Concordance
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.
Topical Bible
Assembly Beginning Body Chief Church Dead Firstborn First-born Foremost Moreover Occupy Order Point Preeminence Pre-eminence Pre-eminent Starting Supremacy
Resources
Colossians Chapter 1 Verse 18

Alphabetical: also among And beginning body church come dead everything first firstborn from have he head Himself in is might of place so supremacy that the to will

NT Letters: Colossians 1:18 He is the head of the body (Coloss. Col Co)
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