Colossians 1:16
Good News Translation
For through him God created everything in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen things, including spiritual powers, lords, rulers, and authorities. God created the whole universe through him and for him.

Contemporary English Version
Everything was created by him, everything in heaven and on earth, everything seen and unseen, including all forces and powers, and all rulers and authorities. All things were created by God's Son, and everything was made for him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For in him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers. All things were created by him and in him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For in him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers. All things were created by him and in him.

by him were.

Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Psalm 102:25-27 In the beginning, O Lord, thou foundedst the earth: and the heavens are the works of thy hands. . . .

Isaiah 40:9-12 Get thee up upon a high mountain, thou that bringest good tidings to Sion: lift up thy voice with strength, thou that bringest good tidings to Jerusalem: lift it up, fear not. Say to the cities of Juda: Behold your God: . . .

Isaiah 44:24 Thus saith the Lord thy redeemer, and thy maker, from the womb: I am the Lord, that make all things, that alone stretch out the heavens, that established the earth, and there is none with me.

John 1:3 All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made.

1 Corinthians 8:6 Yet to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we unto him: and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

Ephesians 3:9 And to enlighten all men, that they may see what is the dispensation of the mystery which hath been hidden from eternity in God who created all things:

Hebrews 1:2,10-12 In these days, hath spoken to us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the world. . . .

Hebrews 3:3,4 For this man was counted worthy of greater glory than Moses, by so much as he that hath built the house hath greater honour than the house. . . .

in heaven.

Colossians 1:20 And through him to reconcile all things unto himself, making peace through the blood of his cross, both as to the things that are on earth and the things that are in heaven.

Deuteronomy 4:39 Know therefore this day, and think in thy heart that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and in the earth beneath, and there is no other.

1 Chronicles 29:11 Thine, O Lord, is magnificence, and power, and glory, and victory: and to thee is praise: for all that is in heaven, and in earth, is thine: thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art above all princes.

Ephesians 1:10 In the dispensation of the fulness of times, to re-establish all things in Christ, that are in heaven and on earth, in him.

Philippians 2:10 That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth:

Revelation 5:13,14 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard all saying: To him that sitteth on the throne and to the Lamb, benediction and honour and glory and power, for ever and ever. . . .

thrones.

Colossians 2:10,15 And you are filled in him, who is the head of all principality and power. . . .

Romans 8:38 For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor might,

Ephesians 1:21 Above all principality and power and virtue and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.

Ephesians 3:10 That the manifold wisdom of God may be made known to the principalities and powers in heavenly places through the church,

Ephesians 6:12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.

1 Peter 3:22 Who is on the right hand of God, swallowing down death that we might be made heirs of life everlasting: being gone into heaven, the angels and powers and virtues being made subject to him.

by.

Proverbs 16:4 The Lord hath made all things for himself: the wicked also for the evil day.

Isaiah 43:21 This people have I formed for myself, they shall shew forth my praise.

Romans 11:36 For of him, and by him, and in him, are all things: to him be glory for ever. Amen.

Hebrews 2:10 For it became him for whom are all things and by whom are all things, who had brought many children into glory, to perfect the author of their salvation, by his passion.

Context
The Supremacy of Christ
15Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16For in him were all things created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers. All things were created by him and in him. 17And he is before all: and by him all things consist.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 9:6
Thou thyself, O Lord alone, thou hast made heaven, and the heaven of heavens, and all the host thereof: the earth and all things that are in it: the seas and all that are therein: and thou givest life to all these things, and the host of heaven adoreth thee.

John 1:3
All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made.

John 1:10
He was in the world: and the world was made by him: and the world knew him not.

Romans 9:5
Whose are the fathers and of whom is Christ, according to the flesh, who is over all things, God blessed for ever. Amen.

Romans 11:36
For of him, and by him, and in him, are all things: to him be glory for ever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 8:6
Yet to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we unto him: and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

Ephesians 1:10
In the dispensation of the fulness of times, to re-establish all things in Christ, that are in heaven and on earth, in him.

Ephesians 1:20
Which he wrought in Christ, raising him up from the dead and setting him on his right hand in the heavenly places.

Ephesians 1:21
Above all principality and power and virtue and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.

Colossians 1:20
And through him to reconcile all things unto himself, making peace through the blood of his cross, both as to the things that are on earth and the things that are in heaven.

Colossians 2:15
And despoiling the principalities and powers, he hath exposed them confidently in open shew, triumphing over them in himself.

Hebrews 1:2
In these days, hath spoken to us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the world.

Additional Translations
For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him.

because in Him were created all things in the heavens and upon the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or lordships or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and unto Him.

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:

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;

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.

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;

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:

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.

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.

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,
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