And they were seated before him from the firstborn according to his birthright to the youngest according to his youth. And the men looked at one another amazed.
I will also make him the firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth.
and he rested upon the head of Jacob; he acknowledged him in his blessings and gave him by an inheritance; and he divided his portions; he divided them among twelve tribes. And he brought a man of mercy out from him, who finds favor in the eyes of all flesh,
because those whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he should be the firstborn among many brothers.
and he himself is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he himself may become first in everything,