Colossians 1:15

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Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Colossians 1:15

Who is the image of the inuisible God, the first borne of euery creature.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who is the image of the unseen God coming into existence before all living things;
- Basic English Bible

who is image of the invisible God, firstborn of all creation;
- Darby Bible

Who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature:
- Webster's Bible

Christ is the visible representation of the invisible God, the Firstborn and Lord of all creation.
- Weymouth Bible

who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
- World English Bible

Which is the ymage of God vnuysible, the first bigetun of ech creature.
- Wycliffe Bible

who is the image of the invisible God, first-born of all creation,
- Youngs Literal Bible


Wesley's Notes for Colossians 1:15

1:15 Who is - By describing the glory of Christ, and his pre - eminence over the highest angels, the apostle here lays a foundation for the reproof of all worshippers of angels. The image of the invisible God - Whom none can represent, but his only begotten Son; in his divine nature the invisible image, in his human the visible image, of the Father. The first begotten of every creature - That is, begotten before every creature; subsisting before all worlds, before all time, from all eternity.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 1:15

Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God. He came in order to reveal the Father in his own person. See Joh 14:10 Heb 1:3. The love of God is revealed in Christ. He was the visible representative of the invisible God. The firstborn of every creature. The thought is that he existed before creation began; born of God instead of being created by the divine fiat; born before any creature was called into existence. The passage does not say that he was the first created, but the first-born. He was before creation. See Joh 1:1,2.


Comments for Colossians 1:15

Etienne's comment on 2014-12-24 15:09:08:

To add to kelly 's statement, read King James Version of John 14 28 and ask yourself, Is Jesus returning to himself? John 14 28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father for my Father is greater than I. Was Jesus displaying a split personality? I think not. He glorified his Father, the Almighty God and Creator of all things.


Daniel Gould's comment on 2014-12-21 09:30:37:

I cannot wait until Jehovah has all the false religions destroyed! Satan has people in such a dark state. Satan is the great puppetere and his religious leaders are his puppets. Read 1 John 5 19.


SRIDEVI's comment on 2014-11-06 04:55:56:



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Greg's comment on 2014-08-16 21:11:59:

If you think Jesus isn 't God, you should read Daniel 7 13 14 and you will understand that when He called himself the Son of Man, he was claiming to be the Lord who would rule over all the earth. In Matthew 25 31 46 Jesus taught this same principle 3 days before h was crucified. Jesus was before all things and higher in rank than all things, because He made all things!


Barney's comment on 2014-06-23 15:12:07:

Elohim the creator in relation to his creatures The God who was the beginning and the son Of God


Abiodun's comment on 2014-06-14 02:05:14:

According to col 1 15 Jesus is the exact representation of the father God .To me d image of God here talks about the nature and attributes of God. And no one has ever shown love and demonstrates power like Jesus did.


Phyllis Wheeler's comment on 2014-05-18 09:37:47:

I total agree with Kelly, people need to stop adding on to the word of God, Jesus never said he was God, He said he was the son of man, God was his father, and he also said he was a prophet.


Ivan's comment on 2014-03-06 09:53:13:

Lets reason together the Bible clearly states that Jesus is the creator of everything i e the universe vegetation beasts and even man e t c and without Him nothing existed So would i be wrong to say that HE S God basing on Genesis 1 27 PLEASE MEDITATE UPON IT


Samson A. Allu's comment on 2014-02-25 14:16:14:

The book of colossians 1 15 have just review exactly what Jesus christ is the word first born means the first spirit translated that JESUS is GOD because christains or non christains religeous or non religeous we all witness that it s God first and he is invisible God then why the first invisible God declare to you that JESUS is me and you no still believe


Gwendolyn's comment on 2014-02-22 12:43:22:

to me it means that he is perfect not good but perfect in every way the word good means superior to something else when compared to other things but the word perfect means unlike unblemished without flaw complete in the Fullness of Jehovah God incorruptible that is why in Col 1 19 it states that it pleased Jehovah to have all His fullness dwell in Him Christ not made by hands or conceived by a human but by almighty God Luke1 35 The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the Shadow of the Highest will overshadow you therefore also that Holy Spirit will be called the Son of God not sure but if Jehovah is incorruptable that which of Him must also be incorruptable pure logic if you asked me


Kezichuks's comment on 2014-01-13 09:15:43:

jesus is not created whats dat verse 15b says the firstborn of every creature.the firstborn here is a spiritual meaning which we need 2 find in the scriptures


Mike's comment on 2013-09-19 08:45:56:

Jesus is the Son of Jehovah the Most High God, only true God, the almighty God, the Sovereign Lord.


Robert Ross's comment on 2013-02-03 11:44:53:

Paul first emphasizes that Christ is completely God and man. When we look at Jesus we see who God is.


Darnell's comment on 2012-11-17 14:22:43:

Did anyone notice that the verse says 'image' of God? Last time I checked the image of something or someone was not the same as being that thing or someone.


Elder Vann's comment on 2012-08-01 13:57:39:

According to to all these Bible scriptures and the Hebrew prophets there is no Son of GOD who is not also! GOD(Hebrews1:6-13) because if he is not God manifest in the flesh then he's not the son of God either (1Timothy 3:16)Psalms 100:2 says know ye that the Lord he is God" How many Gods do you think there are? To say that Jesus is separate from God contradicts the words of Jesus himself (StJohn10:30) even the Devil knows there's one God and trembles, to believe there's more than one God is to be a heathen(Deuteronomy6:4 (James2:19) (Isaiah 9:6_(40:3..6(44:6..8)(45:20..23)(Psalms110)Revelation 22:3..5 tells us int the end there is no more curse but the throne of God and of the Lamb is in it that concludes the whole prophetic word of redemption, once the son ship is over! Jesus Christ in his eternal glory is the eternal God.


Ricky's comment on 2012-01-01 18:04:12:

Have you ever thought that this may mean in one accord. If Jesus is God, then explain Matt 3:17, is he referring to himself? What about John 1:14, John 14:28,1 Corinth 11:3 and of course John 3:16? So tell me if Jesus is God, then when Jesus was a baby, who was over the universe?


Fernando's comment on 2011-11-25 18:12:21:

Jesus is God because He is One with His Father.


Jonathan White's comment on 2011-11-19 00:59:56:

I completely agree with Kelly!


Kelley's comment on 2011-06-27 15:33:49:

Well I know that this scriputer shows that he is the first born of all creations and he is the visble image of the invisable God! Jesus is seprate from God he is the SON of GOD.


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