Parallel Verses

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,

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.

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.

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, first-born of all creation, 16 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, 17 and himself is before all, and the all things in him have consisted.



Cross References

Romans 11:36

because of Him, and through Him, and to Him are the all things; to Him is the glory -- to the ages. Amen.

Ephesians 1:10

in regard to the dispensation of the fulness of the times, to bring into one the whole in the Christ, both the things in the heavens, and the things upon the earth -- in him;

John 1:3

all things through him did happen, and without him happened not even one thing that hath happened.

1 Corinthians 8:6

yet to us is one God, the Father, of whom are the all things, and we to Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are the all things, and we through Him;

Isaiah 44:24

Thus said Jehovah, thy redeemer, And thy framer from the womb: 'I am Jehovah, doing all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself, Spreading out the earth -- who is with Me?

Ephesians 6:12

because we have not the wrestling with blood and flesh, but with the principalities, with the authorities, with the world-rulers of the darkness of this age, with the spiritual things of the evil in the heavenly places;

Colossians 2:10

and ye are in him made full, who is the head of all principality and authority,

Colossians 2:15

having stripped the principalities and the authorities, he made a shew of them openly -- having triumphed over them in it.

Hebrews 1:2

in these last days did speak to us in a Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He did make the ages;

Hebrews 2:10

For it was becoming to Him, because of whom are the all things, and through whom are the all things, many sons to glory bringing, the author of their salvation through sufferings to make perfect,

Deuteronomy 4:39

And thou hast known to-day, and hast turned it back unto thy heart, that Jehovah He is God, in the heavens above, and on the earth beneath -- there is none else;

1 Chronicles 29:11

To Thee, O Jehovah, is the greatness, and the might, and the beauty, and the victory, and the honour, because of all in the heavens and in the earth; to Thee, O Jehovah, is the kingdom, and he who is lifting up himself over all for head;

Psalm 102:25-27

Beforetime the earth Thou didst found, And the work of Thy hands are the heavens.

Proverbs 16:4

All things hath Jehovah wrought for Himself, And also the wicked worketh for a day of evil.

Isaiah 40:9-12

On a high mountain get thee up, O Zion, Proclaiming tidings, Lift up with power thy voice, O Jerusalem, proclaiming tidings, Lift up, fear not, say to cities of Judah, 'Lo, your God.'

Isaiah 43:21

This people I have formed for Myself, My praise they recount.

Romans 8:38

for I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor messengers, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present,

Ephesians 1:20-21

which He wrought in the Christ, having raised him out of the dead, and did set him at His right hand in the heavenly places,

Ephesians 3:9-10

and to cause all to see what is the fellowship of the secret that hath been hid from the ages in God, who the all things did create by Jesus Christ,

Philippians 2:10

that in the name of Jesus every knee may bow -- of heavenlies, and earthlies, and what are under the earth --

Colossians 1:15

who is the image of the invisible God, first-born of all creation,

Colossians 1:20

and through him to reconcile the all things to himself -- having made peace through the blood of his cross -- through him, whether the things upon the earth, whether the things in the heavens.

Hebrews 1:10-12

and, 'Thou, at the beginning, Lord, the earth didst found, and a work of thy hands are the heavens;

Hebrews 3:3-4

for of more glory than Moses hath this one been counted worthy, inasmuch as more honour than the house hath he who doth build it,

1 Peter 3:22

who is at the right hand of God, having gone on to heaven -- messengers, and authorities, and powers, having been subjected to him.

Revelation 5:13-14

and every creature that is in the heaven, and in the earth, and under the earth, and the things that are upon the sea, and the all things in them, heard I saying, 'To Him who is sitting upon the throne, and to the Lamb, is the blessing, and the honour, and the glory, and the might -- to the ages of the ages!'

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