the firstborn of all creation.
For in him were created all things in heaven and on earth,
the visible and the invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers;
all things were created through him and for him.
and in him all things hold together.
that in all things he himself might be preeminent.
and through him to all things for him,
making peace by the blood of his cross
through him, whether those on earth or those in heaven.