Parallel Verses

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:

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.

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.

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 by Him all things were created in heaven and on earth, [things] visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [that is, by His activity] 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.

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,

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 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation: 16 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: 17 And he is before all, and all things have been established by him.



Cross References

Romans 11:36

For of him, and by him, and to him, all things: to him the glory forever Amen.

Ephesians 1:10

For the arrangement of the completion of the times, to unite in a whole all things in Christ, both the things in the heavens, and the things upon earth; in him:

John 1:3

All things were by him; and without him out him was not one thing that was.

1 Corinthians 8:6

But to us one God, the Father, of whom all things, and we for him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom all things, and we by him.

Isaiah 44:24

Thus said Jehovah redeeming thee, and forming thee from the belly, I am Jehovah making all; stretching forth the heavens alone; spreading out the earth from myself:

Ephesians 6:12

For the wrestling is not to us against blood and flesh, but against beginnings, against powers, against the chiefs of the world of darkness of this life, against spiritual things of wickedness in heavenly things.

Colossians 2:10

And ye are completed in him, who is the head of all beginning and power:

Colossians 2:15

Having stripped off beginnings and powers, he made an example in freedom of speech, having led them in triumph in it.

Hebrews 1:2

At these last days spake to us in the Son, whom he set heir of all things, by whom also he made the times;

Hebrews 2:10

For it became him, for whom all things, and by whom all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the chief of their salvation by sufferings.

Deuteronomy 4:39

And know thou this day, and turn back to thy heart, that Jehovah he is God in the heavens from above and upon the earth underneath: and none yet

1 Chronicles 29:11

To thee, O Jehovah, the greatness and the strength, and the glory and the confidence, and the majesty: for all in the heavens and in the earth to thee, O Jehovah, the kingdom and being lifted up to all for head.

Psalm 102:25-27

Before time thou didst found the earth, and the heavens the work of thy hands.

Proverbs 16:4

Jehovah made all to his purpose, and also the unjust for the day of evil.

Isaiah 40:9-12

Upon the high mountain come up for thee, O Zion: announcing the good news, lift up thy voice with strength, O Jerusalem; announcing the good news, lift up, thou shalt not be afraid; say to the cities, Behold your God!

Isaiah 43:21

This people I formed for myself; they shall recount my praise.

Romans 8:38

For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor beginnings, nor powers, nor things having stood, nor things about to be,

Ephesians 1:20-21

Which he performed in Christ, having raised him from the dead, and he sat on his right hand in the heavenlies,

Ephesians 3:9-10

And to enlighten all what the distribution of the mystery, concealed from times immemorial in God, having created all things by Jesus Christ:

Philippians 2:10

That in the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of the heavenlies, and of terrestrial things, and things under earth

Colossians 1:15

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation:

Colossians 1:20

And by him to reconcile all things anew to himself; having made peace by the blood of his cross, by him, whether things upon earth, whether things in the heavens.

Hebrews 1:10-12

And, Thou, at the beginning, Lord, didst lay the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the work of thy hands:

Hebrews 3:3-4

For this was deemed worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he has greater honour of the house having built it.

1 Peter 3:22

Who is on the right hand of God, having gone into heaven; angels and authorities and powers subjected to him.

Revelation 5:13-14

And every creature which is in heaven, and in earth, and under the earth, and upon the sea, which are, and all things in them, heard I saying, To him sitting upon the throne, and to the Lamb, praise, and honour, and glory, and strength, for the times of times.

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