He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation;
The LORD made me at the beginning of His creation, before His works of long ago.
I was formed before ancient times, from the beginning, before the earth began.
I, I am the LORD, and there is no other Savior but Me.
I alone declared, saved, and proclaimed-- and not some foreign god among you. So you are My witnesses"-- the LORD's declaration-- "and I am God.
Also, from today on I am He [alone], and no one can take [anything] from My hand. I act, and who can reverse it?"
This is what the LORD, the King of Israel and its Redeemer, the LORD of Hosts, says: I am the first and I am the last. There is no God but Me.
Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are small among the clans of Judah; One will come from you to be ruler over Israel for Me. His origin is from antiquity, from eternity.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
All things were created through Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created.
Jesus said to them, "I assure you: Before Abraham was, I am."
Now, Father, glorify Me in Your presence with that glory I had with You before the world existed.
yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we through Him.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "the One who is, who was, and who is coming, the Almighty."
saying, "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. He laid His right hand on me, and said, "Don't be afraid! I am the First and the Last,
"To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: "The First and the Last, the One who was dead and came to life, says:
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the garbage pile. He seats them with noblemen and gives them a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are the LORD's; He has set the world on them.
When the earth and all its inhabitants shake, I am the One who steadies its pillars. Selah
But Jesus responded to them, "My Father is still working, and I am working also."
This is why the Jews began trying all the more to kill Him: not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was even calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.
For in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.'
He is the radiance of His glory, the exact expression of His nature, and He sustains all things by His powerful word. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.