Colossians 1:17-19 Worldwide English (New Testament) (WE)
17 He himself was before all things. And he holds all things together.
18 He is also the head of the body which is the church [the people who believe in Jesus Christ]. He is the beginning, the first one to rise from death, so that he would be the first one in everything.
19 God wanted Christ to have everything in himself.
Colossians 1:17-19 New International Version (NIV)
17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,