1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities
—all things were created through him and for him.
17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.