Who is this King of glory?
He is the image of the invisible God —
The radiance of his glory
And the exact representation of his nature.
No one has seen God at any time.
The only begotten God,
Who is in the bosom of the Father,
He has explained him for God.
After he had spoken long ago
To the fathers in the prophets
In many portions and in many ways,
In these last days he has spoken to us in his Son,
Whom he appointed the heir of all things,
Through whom also he made the world.
In the beginning was the Word,
And the Word was with God and was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came into being through him,
And apart from him nothing came into being
That has come into being.
He’s the firstborn of all creation
For by him all things were created,
Both in the heavens and on earth,
Visible and invisible,
Whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities —
All things have been created through him and for him.
You have put all things in subjection under his feet.
For in subjecting all things to him
He left nothing that is not subject to him.
He is before all things,
And in him all things hold together.
He upholds all things by the word of his power.
And although he existed in the form of God,
He did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,
But emptied himself, taking the form of a bondservant,
Being made in the likeness of men.
Being found in appearance as a man,
He humbled himself by becoming obedient
To the point of death, even death on a cross.
And although you were formerly alienated
And hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds,
Yet he has now reconciled you
In his fleshly body through death
In order to present you before him
Holy and blameless and beyond reproach.
When you were dead in your transgressions
And in the uncircumcision of your flesh,
He made you alive together with him,
Having forgiven us all our transgressions,
Having canceled out the certificate of debt
Consisting of decrees against us,
Which was hostile toward us.
He has taken it out of the way,
Having nailed it to the cross.
When he had disarmed the rulers and the authorities,
He made a public display of them,
Having triumphed over them through him.
For this reason, God highly exalted him,
And bestowed on him the name
Which is above every name,
So that at the name of Jesus
Every knee will bow,
Of those who are in heaven
And on earth and under the earth,
And every tongue will confess
That Jesus Christ is Lord
To the glory of God the Father.
Then I looked, and I heard
The voice of many angels around the throne
And the living creatures and the elders,
And the number of them was myriads of myriads
And thousands of thousands,
Saying with a loud voice,
“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom
And might and honor and glory and blessing!”
And every created thing
Which is in heaven and on earth
And under the earth and in the sea
And all things in them
I heard saying to him who sits on the throne,
“And unto the Lamb be blessing and honor
And glory and dominion forever and ever!”
Who is this King of glory?
Jesus Christ our Lord.