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And Thou Lord: Identifying the “Lord"
“Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands.” (Hebrews 1:9-10)
"Egeneto” Never Translated “Create"
The A.V. for John 1:10 reads “...the world was made by him...” The Greek for “was made” [Greek: εγενετο: “egeneto”] is elsewhere translated “be done” (63 times), “be made” (69 times), “become” (42), “come” (53), “come to pass” (82), but it is NEVER translated by “create”.
The Creator Made the World Because of the Son
In passages such as Hebrews 1:3, Colossians 1:15-17, and John 1:3, special attention should be given to the Greek prepositions dia and hupo. The former denotes, “through any thing or instrument” whereas the latter denotes, “by any one as an original cause.” Matthew 1:22 reads, “Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of (hupo) the Lord by (dia) the prophet.” More accurately this might be translated “which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet.”
Dia: Created on Account of Him
“He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.” (John 1:10)
In Him, Not By Him: All Things of the New Creation
“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.” (Colossians 1:16)
Jesus Upholding God’s Word and God’s Power, Not His Own
“Upholding all things by the word of his power.” (Hebrews 1:3)