He alone has spread out the heavens and marches on the waves of the sea.
God sits above the circle of the earth. The people below seem like grasshoppers to him! He spreads out the heavens like a curtain and makes his tent from them.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
I was appointed in ages past, at the very first, before the earth began.I was born before the oceans were created, before the springs bubbled forth their waters.Before the mountains were formed, before the hills, I was born—before he had made the earth and fields and the first handfuls of soil.I was there when he established the heavens, when he drew the horizon on the oceans.
You are dressed in a robe of light. You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens;you lay out the rafters of your home in the rain clouds. You make the clouds your chariot; you ride upon the wings of the wind.The winds are your messengers; flames of fire are your servants.You placed the world on its foundation so it would never be moved.
God, the Lord, created the heavens and stretched them out. He created the earth and everything in it. He gives breath to everyone, life to everyone who walks the earth. And it is he who says,
Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing.
For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.