Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

For by him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether they are kings, lords, rulers, or powers. All things have been created through him and for him.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Holman Bible

For everything was created by Him,
in heaven and on earth,
the visible and the invisible,
whether thrones or dominions
or rulers or authorities—
all things have been created through Him and for Him.

A Conservative Version

Because in him all things were created, things in the heavens and things upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or lordships or principal offices or positions of authority, all things have been created

American Standard Version

for in him were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and unto him;

Amplified

For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him.

An Understandable Version

For all things were created by Him; things in heaven and on earth; things visible and invisible, whether they are thrones [i.e., reigning beings], or lords, or rulers or authorities. [Note: "Authorities" here may refer to angelic beings]. All things were created by Him and for Him.

Anderson New Testament

for by him were all things created, things in heaven and things in earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or lordships, or principalities, or authorities; all things were created by him, and for him:

Bible in Basic English

For by him all things were made, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, authorities, lords, rulers, and powers; all things were made by him and for him;

Common New Testament

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authoritiesall things were created through him and for him.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are on earth, both visible and invisible, the thrones, and the sovereigntys, the principalitys, and the powers: all were created by him, and for him: he is before all things,

Darby Translation

because by him were created all things, the things in the heavens and the things upon the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones, or lordships, or principalities, or authorities: all things have been created by him and for him.

Godbey New Testament

because in him all things are created, in the heavens and upon the earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or lordships or governments or authorities. All things were created by him, and unto him;

Goodspeed New Testament

for it was through him that everything was created in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen, angelic thrones, dominions, principalities, authorities??ll things were created through him and for him.

John Wesley New Testament

For through him were created all things, that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible; whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by him and for him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

for by him were all things created, that are in the heavens and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they are thrones or dominions or principalities or powers: all things were created by him and in him;

Julia Smith Translation

For by him were all things created, things in the heavens, and things upon earth, things visible and invisible, whether thrones, whether dominions, whether beginnings, whether authorities: all were created by him, and for him:

King James 2000

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Lexham Expanded Bible

because all [things] in the heavens and on the earth were created by him, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers, all [things] were created through him and for him,

Modern King James verseion

For all things were created in Him, the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers, all things were created through Him and for Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

for by him were all things created, things that are in heaven, and things that are in earth: things visible, and things invisible: whether they be majesty or lordship, either rule or power.

Montgomery New Testament

for in him was the universe created, things in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen, thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; by him and for him all have been created;

NET Bible

for all things in heaven and on earth were created by him -- all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers -- all things were created through him and for him.

New Heart English Bible

For by him all things were created, in the heavens and on the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers; all things have been created by him and for him.

Noyes New Testament

for in him were created all things, those in the heavens, and those on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers, all things have been created through him and for him;

Sawyer New Testament

for by him were all things created which are in heaven and on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones, or lordships, or principalities, or powers. All things were created through him and for him,

The Emphasized Bible

Because, in him, were created all things in the heavens and upon the earth, the things seen and the things unseen, whether thrones or lordships or principalities or authorities, - they all, through him and for him, have been created,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

for by him were all things created, celestial and terrestrial, visible or invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers, all were created by him, and for him:

Twentieth Century New Testament

For in him was created all that is in Heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible--Angels and Archangels and all the Powers of Heaven.

Webster

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are upon earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Weymouth New Testament

For in Him was created the universe of things in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, thrones, dominions, princedoms, powers--all were created, and exist through and for Him.

Williams New Testament

for it was through Him that everything was created in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen, thrones, dominions, principalities, authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him.

World English Bible

For by him all things were created, in the heavens and on the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and for him.

Worrell New Testament

because in Him were all things created, in the heavens, and upon the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers??ll things have been created through Him, and for Him;

Worsley New Testament

for by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all were created by Him, and for Him.

Youngs Literal Translation

because in him were the all things created, those in the heavens, and those upon the earth, those visible, and those invisible, whether thrones, whether lordships, whether principalities, whether authorities; all things through him, and for him, have been created,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

by
ἐν 
En 
διά 
Dia 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 527

him



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

κτίζω 
Ktizo 
Usage: 13

πᾶς 
Pas 
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704
Usage: 704

κτίζω 
Ktizo 
Usage: 13




which, who, the things, the son,
which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐπί 
Epi 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 644

οὐρανός 
Ouranos 
Usage: 156

and





and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

γῆ 
Ge 
Usage: 186

ὁρατός 
Horatos 
Usage: 1

ἀόρατος 
Aoratos 
Usage: 5

εἴτε 
Eite 
or, whether, or whether, if
Usage: 64

θρόνος 
Thronos 
Usage: 52

or
εἴτε 
Eite 
εἴτε 
Eite 
εἴτε 
Eite 
or, whether, or whether, if
or, whether, or whether, if
or, whether, or whether, if
Usage: 64
Usage: 64
Usage: 64

κυριότης 
Kuriotes 
Usage: 4

ἀρχή 
Arche 
Usage: 42

ἐξουσία 
Exousia 
Usage: 79

κτίζω 
Ktizo 
Usage: 13

for
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 1:16

Devotionals containing Colossians 1:16

Images Colossians 1:16

Prayers for Colossians 1:16

Context Readings

Prayer For Maturity Based On Christ's Preeminence

15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether they are kings, lords, rulers, or powers. All things have been created through him and for him. 17 He himself existed before anything else did, and he holds all things together.



Cross References

Romans 11:36

For all things are from him, by him, and for him. Glory belongs to him forever! Amen.

Ephesians 1:10

to usher in the fullness of the times and to bring together in the Messiah all things in heaven and on earth.

John 1:3

Through him all things were made, and apart from him nothing was made that has been made.

1 Corinthians 8:6

yet for us there is only one God, the Father, from whom everything came into being and for whom we live. And there is only one Lord, Jesus the Messiah, through whom everything came into being and through whom we live.

Isaiah 44:24

"This is what the LORD says, your Redeemer and the one who formed you in the womb: "I am the LORD, who has made everything, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth Who was with me at that time?

Ephesians 6:12

For our struggle is not against human opponents, but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers in the darkness around us, and evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm.

Colossians 2:10

And you have been filled by him, who is the head of every ruler and authority.

Colossians 2:15

And when he had disarmed the rulers and the authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in the cross.

Hebrews 1:2

has in these last days spoken to us by a Son whom he appointed to be the heir of everything and through whom he also made the universe.

Hebrews 2:10

It was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through suffering as part of his plan to glorify many children,

Deuteronomy 4:39

"May you acknowledge and take to heart this day that the LORD is God in the heavens above and over the earth below there is no other God.

1 Chronicles 29:11

To you, LORD, belongs the greatness, and the valor, and the splendor, and the endurance, and the majesty because all that is in heaven and on earth is yours. To you belongs the kingdom, LORD, and you are exalted as head over all.

Psalm 102:25-27

You established the earth long ago; the heavens are the work of your hands.

Proverbs 16:4

The LORD made everything answerable to him, including the wicked at the time of trouble.

Isaiah 40:9-12

"Climb up a high mountain, you messenger of good news to Zion! Lift up your voice with strength, you messenger to Jerusalem! Lift it up! Don't be afraid! Say to the towns of Judah, "Here is your God!'

Isaiah 43:21

the people whom I formed for myself and so that they may speak my praise."

Romans 8:38

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,

Ephesians 1:20-21

which he brought about in the Messiah when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realm.

Ephesians 3:9-10

and help everyone see how this secret that has been at work was hidden for ages by God, who created all things.

Philippians 2:10

And so, when Jesus' name is called, the knees of everyone should fall, wherever they're residing.

Colossians 1:15

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

Colossians 1:20

Through the Son, God also reconciled all things to himself, whether things on earth or things in heaven, thereby making peace through the blood of his cross.

Hebrews 1:10-12

And, "In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.

Hebrews 3:3-4

because he is worthy of greater glory than Moses in the same way that the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.

1 Peter 3:22

who has gone to heaven and is at the right hand of God, where angels, authorities, and powers have been made subject to him.

Revelation 5:13-14

I heard every creature in heaven, on earth, under the earth, and on the sea, and everything that is in them, saying, "To the one who sits on the throne and to the lamb be praise, honor, glory, and power forever and ever!"

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