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 1:17

  • Dotty Carr for verse 17
    God the Father gave Jesus the authority to do all that He did and does!
  • S Lawson Sr. for verse 17
    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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