Colossians 1:17

“And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he is before all things, and in him all things consist.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He is before all things, and in him all things have being.
- Basic English Bible

And *he* is before all, and all things subsist together by him.
- Darby Bible

And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
- Webster's Bible

And HE IS before all things and in and through Him the universe is a harmonious whole.
- Weymouth Bible

He is before all things, and in him all things are held together.
- World English Bible

and he is bifor alle, and alle thingis ben in hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and himself is before all, and the all things in him have consisted.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

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?


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.

Discussion for Colossians 1

  • Felicia
    Abel, Jennifer and Dewey, Yes, Christ is the firstborn of every creature therefore if any man is in Christ he is a new creation also 2 Cor. 5:17, the old lifestyle is gone so we must endeavor to live above reproach. Christ has His livestream in us to enable us live this new life to glorify God. Praise Jesus!
  • Mother Geraldine Cole
    Praise the Lord who knew me before I was born now that I am saved its my dutie to follow after him and allow the Holy Ghost to lead me and not man nor my flesh I must be fair and willing to answers all men and women with a Godly attitude and walk in wisdoms with all people it is not my Job to Saved any one no man can come unto the father unless he draw them it the way we love one another that show
  • Dewey J
    Jennifer, you are correct. Also this scripture is saying that Jesus Christ is and was truly God in the human body. John 1:1 In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. The Son part of the holy Trinity. Jesus accepted worship from men on earth. Phil. 2:6 Being found in the form of man he thought it not robbery to be equal with God. Glory be to God in the highest.
  • Jennifer
    Abel, Jesus said, ".... write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God: ......." Rev.3:14. Jesus is the the beginning of God's creation. Which creation does he refer to? It is the new creation, of which Jesus is the firstborn from among the dead. Jesus is the head of the body of Christ, the new creation, made up of all his brethren.
  • TheTruth
    Brothers and Sisters let's be one of those Three Thousand believers and repent from are sins and turn to Jesus Christ let him become that light in your life Acts 2:37-41. ''Be saved from this corrupt generation.'' Don't add more to this fallen nation of darkness confess yourself to him nobody eles he is are salvation are only salvation in him we will live and truly find that true peace, that you won't find anywhere or in anything in this world. Romans 10:5-17 This flesh and bone and everything we have now is all temporal. Life itself here on earth is temporary so use your God given life wise time is leaving the hour glass. 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 there is hope for them that seek him diligent.
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you Jesus, with much love. Amen : .

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