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 (KJV)
Here we have all (things) created and given as including literally into...to the...to heavens and unto...of the...of earth. Then follows an apparently inclusive qualifier of visible and invisible followed by four categories that seem to limit the scope of visible and invisible, for example trees are neither thrones, nor dominions, etc. This is then referred to again as all (things).
Do thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers act as delimiters making the all things created by him to be a sub-set within the universe and not the universe itself? A related question would be, does all into heaven and unto earth preclude the creation of heaven and earth themselves?