13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,
Reconciliation through Christ's Death
14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For 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.