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You made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,(A)

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18 He is also the head [the life-source and leader] of the body, the [a]church; and He is the beginning, [b]the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will occupy the first place [He will stand supreme and be preeminent] in everything.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 1:18 This refers to the entire body of born-again believers (whether past, present, or future), not a local congregation.
  2. Colossians 1:18 Christ is the first to be resurrected with an incorruptible, immortal body. Others who were raised had to die again.

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