That (in order that) in all things; ‘on all sides, in wisdom, holiness, might, death-over-coming power, dominion and glory, as respects the world as well as the Church’ (Braune). . The incarnation of Jesus illuminates the Old Testament as a promise, and fills the New Testament as a fact. We incline to keep the word by itself, and to regard it as being much the same as in the phrase, Revelation 3:14 - ἡ ἀρχὴ τῆς κτίσεως τοῦ θεοῦ-the cause or source of the creation of God. For the apostle subjoins the following statement as proof-. Now I rejoice (νυν χαιρομεν — nun chairomen). Macknight in quoting Dr. Leachman says, "It is evident to every one, that the reducing of men under one great head, is the most natural means of uniting them to one another. Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! “And He is the head of the body, the Church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, that in all things He might have the preeminence.” From creation the Holy Spirit now leads us to another sphere, that of Redemption. Paul‘s usual word for “reconcile” is διαλλασσω — katallassō (2 Corinthians 5:18-20; Romans 5:10), though απο — diallassō (Matthew 5:24) is more common in Attic. General Search for 'Colossians 1:18' within 'New American Standard Version' on His truth is pure as the solar beam, and the fulness of infinite love dwells in His heart. But he had no greater message for any church than he here gives concerning the Person of Christ. The idea of the body is never as outward in relation to the world, but always as inward in relation to God and to each other. This chapter embraces the following topics: (1) The usual salutation to the church; Colossians 1:1-2. He shews, therefore, that it is Christ that alone has authority to govern the Church, that it is he to whom alone believers ought to have an eye, and on whom alone the unity of the body depends. The words “He might become,” are opposed to the “He is” above. Colossians 1. Introduction. (Witham). Again, as the source of blessing, has He not primal rank? See note on 1 Corinthians 2:7 for this interesting word from μυστης — mustēs (initiate), from μυεω — mueō to wink, to blink. The message of Colossians 1:15-18 helps us understand why the Father would want every knee to bow at the name of Jesus (Philippians 2:10). ], "Prototokos ["first-born"], used in both parts of the passage ( Colossians 1:15; Colossians 1:18) unites His supremacy in the two realms, creation and salvation (cf. He is first - we only need to allow that relationship to develop in our lives. He is the author of our salvation (Hebrews 2:10), the source of eternal life (5:9); and the pioneer who has blazed the trail to heaven (Hebrews 12:2). Search using our Online Bible by Topic, Verse Reference or Phrase. The creative work of the Son explains and justifies his supremacy over the natural universe, and his reconciling work accounts for his lordship over the Church, as it establishes his "pre-eminence in all things." Also included links to commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedia and lexicons. Papists, with the view of supporting the tyranny of their idol, allege that the Church would be ( ἀκέφαλον) without a head, (309) if the Pope did not, as a head, exercise rule in it. ‘He left their realm and came again as with a new be-getting and new birth into life’ (Ellicott). Sharpened contrast with emphatic form of νυν — nun “now” being not at the present moment, but in the present order of things in the new dispensation of grace in Christ. New Age thinking, human philosophy, or Eastern Religion. Two distinct meanings have been assigned to ἐν πᾶσιν. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. And all mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I am glorified in them." ‘First born’ here also indicates priority in time, but the connection suggests a series of which He is first. We do not say, with Meyer and Huther, that this pre-eminence is looked upon as wholly future, and as only to be realized at the resurrection. It is not clear whether this phrase is to be linked with ευχα ιστουμεν — eucha istoumen at the beginning of Colossians 1:3 or (more likely) with την αγαπην — tēn agapēn just before. are by καὶ. First-born from the dead; the first who rose never again to die, and who will raise all the dead-some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. In fact, the church had its beginning in Christ"s death, burial and resurrection. Search using our Online Bible by Topic, Verse Reference or Phrase. And we cannot, with Meyer and others, connect this clause solely with the one that goes before it, as if His pre-eminence rested merely upon the fact that He was the first-born from the dead. Verse 14. The false teachers not only wrongly represented the relation of the angel powers to the universe, but they assigned them a false position in the work of redemption and a false relation to the Church. "if the Son of God is the Organic and Ruling Head of the church, then the church is in no sense whatever dependent on any creature, angel or otherwise...." (Hendriksen p. 77). The apostle assigns another or additional reason-, ‘And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he might have the pre-eminence.’. Further, this verse leads up to Colossians 1:20 . He resumes the "all things," Colossians 1:20. Epaphras told Paul about their “love in the Spirit,” grounded in the Holy Spirit. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, The beginning, the first-born from the dead -, That in all - he might have the pre-eminence -, And he is the head of the body, the church -. Jesus is first also in the spiritual realm as he is in nature (verses 18-20).Paul is fond of the metaphor of the body for believers of which body Christ is the head (kepalh) as seen already in 1 Corinthians 11:3; 12:12,27; Romans 12:5.See further Colossians 1:24: 2:19; Ephesians 1:22; 4:2,15; 5:30. It indicates, not the result, but the final purpose of the entire economy. Bible Study Tools Language Tools Historical Writings Pastoral Resources Personal Resources Site Resources advertisement. Through His resurrection He manifested His superiority in the spiritual realm (Colossians 2:15; Romans 1:4; Ephesians 1:20-21). The relative, as in Colossians 1:18, may be rendered—“as being He who is;” or, perhaps, “inasmuch as He is.” Jelf, § 836, 3. And, unquestionably, he makes use afterwards, as we shall find, of the same metaphor in this sense — that as in the human body it serves as a root, from which vital energy is diffused through all the members, so the life of the Church flows out from Christ, etc. Here the subject is the now glorified Christ; comp. 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The name, however, of head is too august to be rightfully transferred to any mortal man, (310) under any pretext, especially without the command of Christ. for God‘s will and pleasure (Matthew 3:17; 1 Corinthians 10:5). These spiritual gifts possess a special value, as springing from His blood, and as being applied by His Spirit. How daring the imagination to introduce the element of death into a panorama burning with such ineffable glory! Ephesians 1:22-23, where the same idea is expressed, also Ephesians 4:12; Ephesians 4:15-16, and similar passages, which leave no doubt that the rendering given above is correct. Love is a fruit of the Spirit and its presence would demonstrate the true nature of their conversion (Colossians 1:7-8). Who also declared (ο και δηλωσας — ho kai dēlōsas). Thus absolutely in His divine nature, relatively to the mediatorial kingdom in His humanity, He is “the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” (Revelation 1:8; Revelation 1:11; Revelation 1:17-18). That is, the preeminent one among all the resurrected. Formatting issue in the NIV '84 edition has been resolved. Colossians 1:18. The head of the body (η κεπαλη του σωματος — hē kephalē tou sōmatos). COLOSSIANS presents Christ who is “the head of the body, the church” (Colossians 1:18). Read verse in New International Version As the image- εἰκών-of the invisible God He has the pre-eminence. And He is its originator and the source of its life. only here and Hebrews 11:34 and MSS. What ideas are repeated within this passage (Colossians 2:16-23, give verses)? Formatting issue in the NIV '84 edition has been resolved. Introduction. All these were given to him in eternity, when he was constituted their covenant Head in the everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure. Galatians 1:18 - Then three years later I went up to Jerusalem to become acquainted with Cephas, and stayed with him fifteen days. "THAT IN ALL THINGS"-All realms, physical, spiritual. The beginning - namely, of the new creation, as of the old (Proverbs 8:22; John 1:1; 2 Corinthians 5:17 : cf. St. Paul was accustomed to contemplate the Church as it should be. We are indeed in this instance to read "he is" as if they were but one word, and that one word is the emphatic term in the statement: thus— Hebrews, and he only, is; really is; essentially is; Isaiah, according to the very nature of the being of God,—all else is called forth or created, or is in some sense an expressing of Divine and active power. Which leaves no room or authority for a human head (the pope), governing body (the Watchtower), convention or conference over the Church. [Note: Wiersbe, 2:117. Chapter 4. The city of Philippi was built as a military position by Philip the Great of Macedon to keep the wild Thracians in check, which were the neighbors of the Macedonians. In Revelation 1:5 we have , which expresses a different idea. He, emphatic again. In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance your understanding of God's word. And no matter what blessing is enjoyed, what its kind or amount, He is its author. Colossians 1:19, Colossians 1:20 stand to Colossians 1:18 as Colossians 1:16, Colossians 1:17 to Colossians 1:15. Thus the aim is that as the Firstborn of all creation, the source and Lord of the old creation, and as the Firstborn from the dead, the source and Lord of the new creation, He should have total pre-eminence in and over all things. The spelling is uncertain, the MSS. The church [Matthew 16:18]is identified as the spiritual body of Christ, and he is its head. Of the new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). For this we should have expected . “The church at Colossae was the least important of any to which Paul‘s epistles were addressed” (Vincent). In Creation and In The Church, Among the Living and among the dead. In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance your understanding of God's word. and ἀποκατ. See further Colossians 1:24: Colossians 2:19; Ephesians 1:22.; Ephesians 4:2, Ephesians 4:15; Ephesians 5:30. . Ephesians 1:21. He has the pre-eminence: And he is the head of the body, the church, That in all things he might have the preeminence, 1Corinthians href="/desk/?q=1co+10:17&sr=1">. General Search for 'Colossians 1:18-19' within 'New American Standard Version' on Search results for 'Acts 26:23; 1 Corinthians 15:20,23; Colossians 1:18; Revelation 1:5' using the 'New American Standard Version'. The meaning of the phrase, “head of the body-the church,” has been given under Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 4:15-16. Because of the hope (δια την ελπιδα — dia tēn elpida). He is supreme in the universe. The Lord Himself shall descend; the trump shall sound, and myriads of sleepers shall start into life; no soul shall lose, and none mistake its partner; neither earth nor sea shall retain one occupant. true science and true biblical teaching will never find themselves in conflict. Also included links to commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedia and lexicons. Consider how in 1 Corinthians 12 the body, which is Himself and His people, includes the head, all of whom are represented by it (1 Corinthians 12:16 where ear and eye are part of the body, and 1 Corinthians 12:21 where the head is contrasted with the feet, all within the body). Love is a fruit of the Spirit and its presence would demonstrate the true nature of their conversion (Colossians 1:7-8). When the word "nacham" is used for God in a negation (e.g. 2. Chapter 3. He is called the first-begotten from the dead, not merely because he was the first that rose again, but because he has also restored life to others, as he is elsewhere called the first-fruits of those that rise again. He broke death"s hold on humanity (, "Paul did not say that Jesus was the first person to be raised from the dead, for He was not. This was "the purchased possession," "the travail of his soul," and the reward of his humiliation and sufferings ( Philippians 2:9-10). The phrase occurs in but three other places. Jesus was the first raised, or born, from the dead to die no more. Colossians 1, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this verse-by-verse commentary contain gems of information found nowhere outside the ancient Jewish writings If any member of our body perish, if we lose an arm or a leg, it is because we have not power to prevent it. So Jesus by His unction was designated as the Head of the body, the Church. You may find it easier to know the Church as the ideal Body of Christ, IV. From this he concludes, that supremacy belongs to him in all things. Hebrews 5:5.) Antiq. Here too there is a reference to the Church, since this victory over death, as Paul everywhere indicates, is the fundamental fact in His giving life to His Church. Paul's letter opens with one of the most powerful testimonies of Christ's glory and the gospel, and it includes important warnings on legalism and humanistic thought, encouragement for godly living, and even some interesting insights into the early church fathers. Chapter 1. Storr and Flatt reduce its significance by making it mean governor of the world; Calvin comes near the true view in his paraphrase-initium secundae et novae creationis; Baumgarten, nearer still, when he defines it by Urheber, originator. He is also the firstborn from the dead, , out from the dead, leaving others behind. It was by God‘s stewardship that Paul was made a minister of Christ. I prefer, however, to explain Paul’s words thus — that he is the beginning, because he is the first-born from the dead; for in the resurrection there is a restoration of all things, and in this manner the commencement of the second and new creation, for the former had fallen to pieces in the ruin of the first man. They thus became, in prospect of his incarnation, "members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.". (Elkins/Warren p. 79). The voluntary passion of our Lord appeased the Father's wrath, obtained pardon and acceptance for us, and, consequently, dissolved the dominion and power which Satan had over us through our sins. Also included links to commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedia and lexicons. The emphasis is upon Christ rather than on the church. "Paul did not say that Jesus was the first person to be raised from the dead, for He was not. Colossians 4:17 - Say to Archippus, 'Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.' . His people rise in virtue of His power. 1. They refer to the exaltation of His humanity, so gloriously described in Philippians 2:9-11. That ἐν following πρωτεύω may refer to persons, Kypke has shown in his note on this verse, though παρά is the preposition as frequently employed, and more usually the simple genitive. Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. The universe as in Romans 11:35, a well-known philosophical phrase. The emphasis rests on the word ‘Head;’ their mistake was not respecting the Church, but respecting its Head; comp. Colossians 1:15-18 With these verses we reach the heart of this chapter. Ð Ñ Ñ Ð»Ð¸ о Ð½ÐµÐ±ÐµÑ Ð½Ð¾Ð¼ Ð¼Ð¾Ð³Ñ Ñ Ð¸Ñ Ñ Ð¾Ð´Ð¸Ñ Ñ Ñ Ð¾Ð»Ñ ÐºÐ¾ Ð¾Ñ Ð¿Ð¾Ð½Ð¸Ð¼Ð°Ð½Ð¸Ñ Ð¸Ñ Ñ Ð¸Ð½ Ð Ð¸Ñ Ð°Ð½Ð¸Ñ (Ñ Ñ . is here the universal Church.— : inasmuch as He is. Meyer, however, joins ‘from the dead’ with this term. … But He is the most important of all who have been raised from the dead; for without His resurrection, there could be no resurrection for others ( 1 Corinthians 15:20 ff.)." He has to become supreme in relation to the Church. It emphasises spiritual union within the body. Thus He is Lord of the resurrection. Conviction of sin and repentance unto life are produced by a glimpse of Christ. First aorist (effective) passive subjunctive of πληροω — plēroō to fill full. In this character He destroyed “him that had the power of death.” Not only when He was “cut off, but not for Himself,” did He “finish transgression and make an end of sin,” but He “abolished death.” Nay, He has the keys of death and Hades. So He Who is Head of creation (Ephesians 1:22 and implied here in Colossians) is also Head of the church (not as its head as opposed to its body but as its sovereign Lord). Greek. Just as the Colossians heard the good news of Christ from Epaphras, Paul heard the good news of their love from him. He now speaks of what applies to Christ as man. The description proceeds-. The verb in such cases denotes the manifestation of result-that He may show Himself to be in all things FIRST. (Barclay p. 121). The Colossians exhorted to be heavenly-minded; (1-4) to mortify all corrupt affections; (5-11) to live in mutual love, forbearance, and forgiveness; (12-17) and to practise the duties of wives and husbands, children, parents, and servants. It was the divine purpose that everywhere and in all things the incarnate Christ should have the highest place, although it will not be fully realized until the final triumph at the end of time. Even here, however, He is First; for He has visibility, which the Father and Spirit have not; and He is the God of the universe whom it sees, recognizes, and adores. At Colossae (εν Κολοσσαις — en Kolossais). There is no more important message today for modern men. The inscription, as usual, Colossians 1:1,2.II. Paulâ s Prayer for the Church at Colossae. Not angels: in opposition to the false doctrine concerning angel-worship, and the power of OEons, imaginary spirit-emanations from God (Colossians 2:10; Colossians 2:18). We must take this word as in the former clause - “first - begotten of every creature,” and regard it as referring, not to the priority of time, but to dignity and station. PHILEMON presents Christian living in action in a pagan society. Paul is fond of the metaphor of the body for believers of which body Christ is the head (kepalh) as seen already in 1 Corinthians 11:3; 12:12,27; Romans 12:5. 2. Wives, husbands, children, fathers, servants and masters are exhorted how to walk in the different relationships while still in the body. His people shall be raised in immortal youth and beauty; their vile bodies fashioned like unto His glorious body, and therefore no longer animal frames, but so etherealized and attempered as to be able to dwell in a world which “flesh and blood cannot inherit”-to see God and yet live, to bear upon them without exhaustion the exceeding weight of glory, and to serve, love, and enjoy the unvailed Divinity without end. (Barclay p. 121) The church isn"t founded upon a dead hero or deceased founder. John 5:28-29. Accusative case in a rather loose sentence, to be explained as the object of the infinitive παραστησαι — parastēsai in Colossians 1:22 (note repeated υμας — humās there) or as the anticipated object of αποκατηλλαχεν — apokatēllaxen if that be the genuine form in Colossians 1:22. Search results for 'Colossians 1:18' using the 'King James Version'. The incarnate and glorified Christ is now spoken of. Aorist active participle of ακουω — akouō of antecedent action to ευχαριστουμεν — eucharistoumen Epaphras (Colossians 1:8) had told Paul. Having heard of (ακουσαντες — akousantes). His blood paid the price for our sins, thereby redeeming us from all iniquity (Matthew 26:28; Acts 20:28; Titus 2:14). We are first made to feel our need of Christ as a Savior from the wrath to come, from the fear of death, the curse of the law, and the accusations of a guilty conscience. "HE MIGHT HAVE THE PREEMINENCE"-"that he, in all things, may stand first" (TCNT); "occupy the foremost place" (Wey); "to be in all things alone supreme" (NEB); "so that He is first in everything" (Tay). It does not mean that. Jesus Christ is the "beginning," or the firstfruits; he is "the firstborn from the dead," he is the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead. Or “you” (υμας — humās). They have been crucified with Him (Galatians 2:20; Galatians 5:24; Galatians 6:14; Romans 6:5-6; Romans 7:4; Ephesians 2:16 ), they have risen with Him (Romans 6:4-6; Ephesians 2:1-6), they are one with Him (Ephesians 5:31-32; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13) and the bread at the Lord’s Table represents both Him and them (1 Corinthians 10:16-17). . No eclipse shall sully the splendours of His nature. The Church, including those who have passed away and those yet on earth, is a new spiritual creation, of which he is the beginning, the founder, as he is creator of the universe, and so rightful Lord and Governor of both. It shows that the reference is to Christ, as being in His humanity “the first principle” of the new life to us—the “first-fruits” from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:20; 1 Corinthians 15:23), and “the bringer of life and immortality to light” (2 Timothy 1:10). “From Epaphras” who is the source of their knowledge of Christ. The phrase ἐν πᾶσιν is more naturally taken by the majority in a neuter sense, “in every thing,” or “in all respects.” This is the ordinary meaning of the phrase in the New Testament. "OF THE BODY"-i.e. "And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence.". 2 Corinthians 11:6; Ephesians 1:23; 1 Timothy 3:11; 2 Timothy 2:7; Titus 2:9; 1 Peter 4:11. you, being dead — formerly (Ephesians 2:1, Ephesians 2:2); even as Christ was among the dead, before that God raised Him “from the dead” (Colossians 2:12).. sins — rather as Greek is translated at end of this verse, “trespasses,” literally, “failings aside” from God‘s ways; actual transgressions, as that of Adam. Colossians. He began it all. The relative, as in Colossians 1:18, may be rendered—“as being He who is;” or, perhaps, “inasmuch as He is.” Jelf, § 836, 3. As, then, Christ in rising again had made a commencement of the kingdom of God, he is on good grounds called the beginning; for then do we truly begin to have a being in the sight of God, when we are renewed, so as to be new creatures. All the powers of evil couldn"t stop his resurrection from the dead. Colossians 1:18 reveals another headship and glory. There is no realm or sphere which isn"t under His present authority (Matthew 28:18). Colossians 1:18-29; Colossians 2:1-23; Colossians 3:1-25; Colossians 4:1. ῞ινα γένηται ἐν πᾶσιν αὐτὸς πρωτεύων—“In order that in all things He should have the pre-eminence.” The conjunction appears to be telic, and not merely ecbatic, as Bähr supposes. StudyLı The life of the plant is inferior to that of the animal, that of the animal inferior to that of man, that of the body beneath that of the intellect, that of the intellect beneath moral life. Delivered (ερυσατο — erusato). PHILIPPIANS presents Christian living, with Christ as the dynamic: “I can do all things through Christ, who strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13). II. In N.T. 1. 3. But He was among the dead; and as He rose from the midst of them, He became their chief, or Lord—“the first-fruits of them that sleep.” From Him the dead will get deliverance, for He rose in their name, and came- ἐκ-out from among them as their representative. As the former paragraph, relating to His originating the physical creation, began with "Who is" (Colossians 1:15), so this, relating to His originating the new creation, begins with "Who is:" a parenthesis (note, Colossians 1:16), including from "all things were created by Him" to "Head of the body, the Church:" the last clause prepares the transition to "Who is the beginning," etc. The church is His body by virtue of His entering into communion corporeally with human nature (Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 4:15-16). This, however, is of no great importance, for the simple meaning is, that all things are subjected to his sway. He is the firstborn from the dead - if He made it out, then we also will make it out of the grave - no other can hinder us from our escape. Chapter 2. "By his Resurrection he has shown that he has conquered every opposing power and that there is nothing in life or in death which can bind him." Search results for 'Colossians 1:18' using the 'New American Standard Version'. Colossians 1:18 - He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. A marvellous idea it was to associate death with him who is the image of the invisible God, by whom were all things created that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. Introduction. Articular first aorist active participle of δηλοω — dēloō old verb, to make manifest. ‘Of the body.’ The people of God are His body because they have been united with Him in His body. Here hope is objective, the goal ahead. But all power belongs to Christ, in heaven and in earth; and therefore no one member of his mystical body can perish for lack of power in him to save it. Colossians 1:21 - And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, on WRONG it is Christ that builds and maintains His church. on 3. Search using our Online Bible by Topic, Verse Reference or Phrase. He alone is Head over His body (Colossians 1:18), King over His kingdom (Hebrews 1:8), and High Priest over God’s house (Hebrews 10:21). (c) Christ in His revelation has given the church everything it needs to function effectively. καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν ἡ κεφαλὴ τοῦ σώματος τῆς ἐκκλησίας.—“And He is the head of the body-the Church.’ The latter genitive is in apposition. In order that in all things he might become preeminent. Each point is equally strong, but the second infinitely exceeds in glory. Also included links to commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedia and lexicons. That He might have the preeminence - well he created it all, He is upholding it all, He will outlast it all, why not let Him have his day in the news - HE NOT ONLY HAS THE PREEMEINENCE, HE IS PREEMINENT. For it was the good pleasure of the Father (οτι ευδοκησεν — hoti eudokēsen). In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance your understanding of God's word. For Christians as the members of Christ’s body, Ephesians 5:30, 1 Corinthians 12:27. "Even in that realm where men seek to avoid His direction, they will find that He is reigning there also." He had the power to lay down His life and the power to take it again (John 10:18). (1 Corinthians 15:20.). Present passive participle of late verb δυναμοω — dunamoō (from δυναμις — dunamis), to empower, “empowered with all power.” In lxx and papyri and modern Greek. Also included links to commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedia and lexicons. even have, while the other expositors give the sense of principium. Yet here is the sacrifice of the Saviour; here is the Cross of Christ; here the agony, the shame, the weakness, the forsakenness of the Son of God! He is not only Lord and Head over all things (Ephesians 1:22) but also the Head, the Overlord, of the church, that gathering of people who have been united with Him in His body. (b) The church doesn"t need outside sources of spiritual nourishment, i.e. At the same time the phrase in omnibus (in all things) may be taken in two ways — either over all creatures, or, in everything. ῞ος ἐστιν ἀρχή—“Who is the beginning.” This term has been variously understood. 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