Preeminence (to have the) - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Preeminence (to have the)

[ 1,,G4409, proteuo ]
to be first" (protos), "to be preeminent," is used of Christ in relation to the Church, Colossians 1:18.

[ 2,,G5383, philoproteuo ]
lit., "to love to be preeminent" (philos, "loving"), "to strive to be first," is said of Diotrephes, 3 John 1:9.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words