Colossians 1:18

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers
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King James Version

And He is the head of the body, the ekklesia: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence.
New King James Version

And He is the head of the body, the ekklesia, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
New American Standard Bible

He is also head of the body, the ekklesia; and He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything.
New International Version

And He is the head of the body, the ekklesia; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy.
The Amplified Bible

He also is the Head of [His] body, the ekklesia; seeing He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from among the dead, so that He alone in everything and in every respect might occupy the chief place [stand first and be preeminent].
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

And He Himself is the Head of His Body, the Ekklesia. He is the originator [i.e., the creator], the firstborn out from among the dead, in order that He might become in all things Himself the One who is pre-eminent.
Phillips’ Modern English

And now He is the head of the Body which is the Ekklesia. He is the Beginning, the first to be born from the dead, which gives Him pre-eminence over all things.
Williams’ Language of the People

Yes, He is the Head of the ekklesia as His body. For He is the beginning, the first-born among the dead, so that He alone should stand first in everything.
 
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  9. Ekklesia - A Word Study - Neil Girrard Reading the Scriptures with the word “church” in them has done centuries of damage to the body of Christ. A simple reading of these Scriptures with the Greek word “ekklesia” re-inserted can be a real eye-opener.

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