17 He is before all things,(A) and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head(B) of the body, the church;(C) he is the beginning and the firstborn(D) from among the dead,(E) so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased(F) to have all his fullness(G) dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile(H) to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven,(I) by making peace(J) through his blood,(K) shed on the cross.

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