And, "YOU, LORD, IN THE BEGINNING LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH, AND THE HEAVENS ARE THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS;
"Of old You founded the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
"And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the LORD your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
When He set for the sea its boundary So that the water would not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth;
Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people on it And spirit to those who walk in it,
"Surely My hand founded the earth, And My right hand spread out the heavens; When I call to them, they stand together.
That you have forgotten the LORD your Maker, Who stretched out the heavens And laid the foundations of the earth, That you fear continually all day long because of the fury of the oppressor, As he makes ready to destroy? But where is the fury of the oppressor?
But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.
'Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You,
The burden of the word of the LORD concerning Israel. Thus declares the LORD who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him,
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this: