Colossians: 1:15-19 (NRSV)
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn
of all creation;
16 for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created,
things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers
or powers -- all things have been created through him and for him.
17 He himself is before all things, and in him all things
18 He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first
place in everything.
19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell.