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Colossians 1:16-17

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1:16 for all things in heaven and on earth were created by him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, 1  whether principalities or powers – all things were created through him and for him.

1:17 He himself is before all things and all things are held together 2  in him.

1 tn BDAG 579 s.v. κυριότης 3 suggests “bearers of the ruling powers, dominions” here.

2 tn BDAG 973 s.v. συνίστημι B.3 suggests “continue, endure, exist, hold together” here.



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