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Colossians 1:18

Context
NETBible

He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn 1  from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things. 2 

XREF

Ps 45:2-5; Ps 89:27; So 5:10; Isa 52:13; Mt 23:8; Mt 28:18; Joh 1:1; Joh 1:16,27; Joh 3:29-31,34,35; Joh 11:25,26; Ac 26:23; Ro 8:29; 1Co 11:3; 1Co 15:20-23; 1Co 15:25; Eph 1:10,22,23; Eph 4:15,16; Eph 5:23; Col 1:24; Col 2:10-14; Heb 1:5,6; 1Jo 1:1; Re 1:5,18; Re 1:8; Re 3:14; Re 5:9-13; Re 11:15; Re 21:6; Re 21:23,24; Re 22:13

NET © Notes

tn See the note on the term “firstborn” in 1:15. Here the reference to Jesus as the “firstborn from among the dead” seems to be arguing for a chronological priority, i.e., Jesus was the first to rise from the dead.

tn Grk “in order that he may become in all things, himself, first.”



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