|Colossians 1: 15 - 20
||He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation;
||for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities -- all things were created through him and for him.
||He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
||He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent.
||For in him all the fulness of God was pleased to dwell,
||and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.