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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for Colossians 1:17
1:17 And he is before all things - It is not said, he was: he is from everlasting to everlasting. And by him all things consist - The original expression not only implies, that he sustains all things in being, but more directly, All things were and are compacted in him into one system. He is the cement, as well as support, of the universe. And is he less than the supreme God?
View People's Bible Notes for Colossians 1:17
Col 1:17 And he is before all things. He was before them all in time, by him all things consist. Through him they came into existence.
S Lawson Sr.'s comment on 2012-04-12 03:42:09:
It means that His Father gave to Him the authority to do what He did. He said the what you see me do or hear me say I all comes from My Father... Jesus never took credit for doing anything. He always gave the credit to His father.
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