Bible: Col 1:16-20

1:16 for all things in heaven and on earth were created by him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, 1  whether principalities or powers – all things were created through him and for him.

1:17 He himself is before all things and all things are held together 2  in him.

1:18 He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn 3  from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things. 4 

1:19 For God 5  was pleased to have all his 6  fullness dwell 7  in the Son 8 

1:20 and through him to reconcile all things to himself by making peace through the blood of his cross – through him, 9  whether things on earth or things in heaven.

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