Colossians 1:15

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 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

Bible Commentary for Colossians 1:15

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 1:15

  • Joshua on Colossians 1:15
    God said(through the speaker) right here: " He, Jesus Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:" What is confusing about that? Listen to John chapter 1 again. "In the beginning was the Word Jesus , and the Word Jesus was with God, and the Word Jesus was God." -John 1:1
    If we think something in God's words contradicts something else He has said, it's always WE who are wrong.
  • Etienne on Colossians 1:15
    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.
  • Greg on Colossians 1:15
    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 on Colossians 1:15
    Elohim the creator in relation to his creatures The God who was the beginning and the son Of God
  • Abiodun on Colossians 1:15
    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 on Colossians 1:15
    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.
  • Samson A. Allu on Colossians 1:15
    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 on Colossians 1:15
    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 on Colossians 1:15
    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 on Colossians 1:15
    Jesus is the Son of Jehovah the Most High God, only true God, the almighty God, the Sovereign Lord.


 

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