15 He is the image of the invisible God,x
the firstborn over all creation.y
16 For everything was created by him,z
in heaven and on earth,
the visible and the invisible,
whether thrones or dominions
or rulers or authorities—
all things have been created through him and for him.aa
17 He is before all things,ab
and by him all thingsac hold together.
he is the beginning,ad
the firstborn from the dead,ae
so that he might come to have
first place in everything.
everything to himself,
whether things on earth or things in heaven,
by making peaceah
21 Once you were alienated and hostile in your minds expressed in your evil actions. 22 But now he has reconciled you by his physical body through his death,ak to present you holy, faultless,al and blameless before himam—23 if indeed you remain grounded and steadfast in the faithan and are not shifted away from the hopeao of the gospel that you heard. This gospel has been proclaimed in all creationap under heaven,aq and I, Paul,ar have become a servant of it.
Other mss add through him