Colossians 1:15-17 15æThe Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16æFor in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17æHe is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Genesis 1:26-28
26æThen God said, äóìLet us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,a]”>[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.äó
27æSo God created mankind in his own image, ææææin the image of God he created them; ææææmale and female he created them.
28æGod blessed them and said to them, äóìBe fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.äó
27æAnd I will appoint him to be my firstborn, ææææthe most exalted of the kings of the earth.