1611 King James Version (KJV)

Colossians 1:15

“Who is the image of the inuisible God, the first borne of euery creature.”

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Other Translations

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
- King James Version

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

Bible commentary

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.

Discussion for Colossians 1

  • Patty Tozi
    When everything is working out for you to succeed in an impossible task that can lead you into your final destiny for the Lord. Watch what happens. The spiritual fight starts.Satan steps into your weakest friends and relatives, attacking your strength. I know what is happening, so l don't add fuel to the fire. The fight goes to God- and He fights for me. That's how it should be. So stand strong!!!
  • DL
    "Christ in you, the hope of glory."

    The core of the gospel of grace. Not just that Christ died and rose again to forgive us all sins and justify us forever, but ALSO that the Father saw fit to make those who believe the gospel to be literally ONE with His Son. Christ in us, we His body. Zero credit or boasting to ourselves: all is of the Father, all is in the Son, all the glory goes to God.
  • Child Of God!
    God is good I tell you God is good!!!!!!!!!!! I felt like I didn't fit in but with God, I know were I belong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! let God love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • BSP
    Verse 10: we want to be pleasing to Jehovah God by taking in accurate Bible knowledge and letting this knowledge produce good fruit by our actions.
  • Kathrina
    The world is forever changing, but God remains the same.
    It isn’t His will that any perish
    but, have eternal life.
  • Brianna vs. 9-10
    It seems today that everyone wants to do things in their own way and still be accepted. These verses show that to walk worthily of God and please him fully, we have to have accurate knowledge of the Bible and spiritual comprehension. There are many faiths and ideas about God , but the ONE true way to serve him is found in the Bible. If we study it sincerely we will know the truth.

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