In the beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth.
For thus says the Lord -- "Who created the heavens, God Himself, Who formed the earth and made it, Who established it and did not create it to be a worthless waste; He formed it to be inhabited -- "I am the Lord, and there is no one else.
By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible.
Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Declare to Me, if you have and know understanding.
Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive the glory and the honor and dominion, for You created all things; by Your will they were [brought into being] and were created.
Thus says God the Lord -- "He Who created the heavens and stretched them forth, He Who spread abroad the earth and that which comes out of it, He Who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it:
In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ( Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.
The God Who produced and formed the world and all things in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in handmade shrines.
And [further], You, Lord, did lay the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the works of Your hands.
For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. That is why the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it [set it apart for His purposes].
Yet for us there is [only] one God, the Father, Who is the Source of all things and for Whom we [have life], and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through and by Whom are all things and through and by Whom we [ourselves exist].
To Him Who by wisdom and understanding made the heavens, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;
Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and He Who formed you from the womb: I am the Lord, Who made all things, Who alone stretched out the heavens, Who spread out the earth by Myself [who was with Me]? -- "
Men, why are you doing this? We also are [only] human beings, of nature like your own, and we bring you the good news (Gospel) that you should turn away from these foolish and vain things to the living God, Who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything that they contain.
For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him.
[And Ezra said], You are the Lord, You alone; You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and You preserve them all, and the hosts of heaven worship You.
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all their host by the breath of His mouth.
When You send forth Your Spirit and give them breath, they are created, and You replenish the face of the ground.
Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, Who keeps truth and is faithful forever,
Praise Him, you highest heavens and you waters above the heavens!
The Lord by skillful and godly Wisdom has founded the earth; by understanding He has established the heavens.
The Lord formed and brought me [Wisdom] forth at the beginning of His way, before His acts of old.
The Lord has made everything [to accommodate itself and contribute] to its own end and His own purpose -- "even the wicked [are fitted for their role] for the day of calamity and evil.
Remember [earnestly] also your Creator [that you are not your own, but His property now] in the days of your youth, before the evil days come or the years draw near when you will say [of physical pleasures], I have no enjoyment in them -- "
O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, Who [in symbol] are enthroned above the cherubim [of the ark in the temple], You are the God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.
Lift up your eyes on high and see! Who has created these? He Who brings out their host by number and calls them all by name; through the greatness of His might and because He is strong in power, not one is missing or lacks anything.
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding.
That you should forget the Lord your Maker, Who stretched forth the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, and fear continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, when he makes ready to destroy or even though he did so? And where is the fury of the oppressor?
And I have put My words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of My hand, that I may fix the [new] heavens as a tabernacle and lay the foundations of a [new] earth and say to Zion, You are My people.
God made the earth by His power; He established the world by His wisdom and by His understanding and skill stretched out the heavens.
Alas, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! There is nothing too hard or too wonderful for You -- "
He made the earth by His power; He established the world by His wisdom and stretched out the heavens by His understanding.
The burden or oracle (the thing to be lifted up) of the word of the Lord concerning Israel: Thus says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him:
At that time Jesus began to say, I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth [and I acknowledge openly and joyfully to Your honor], that You have hidden these things from the wise and clever and learned, and revealed them to babies [to the childish, untaught, and unskilled].
For at that time there will be such affliction (oppression and tribulation) as has not been from the beginning of the creation which God created until this particular time -- "and positively never will be [again].
And when they heard it, lifted their voices together with one united mind to God and said, O Sovereign Lord, You are He Who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything that is in them,
For that which is known about God is evident to them and made plain in their inner consciousness, because God [Himself] has shown it to them.
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. [For all things originate with Him and come from Him; all things live through Him, and all things center in and tend to consummate and to end in Him.] To Him be glory forever! Amen (so be it).
Also to enlighten all men and make plain to them what is the plan [regarding the Gentiles and providing for the salvation of all men] of the mystery kept hidden through the ages and concealed until now in [the mind of] God Who created all things by Christ Jesus.
[But] in the last of these days He has spoken to us in [the person of a] Son, Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things, also by and through Whom He created the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of time [He made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order].
For [of course] every house is built and furnished by someone, but the Builder of all things and the Furnisher [of the entire equipment of all things] is God.
For they willfully overlook and forget this [fact], that the heavens [came into] existence long ago by the word of God, and the earth also which was formed out of water and by means of water,
[We are writing] about the Word of Life [ in] Him Who existed from the beginning, Whom we have heard, Whom we have seen with our [own] eyes, Whom we have gazed upon [for ourselves] and have touched with our [own] hands.
And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the trusty and faithful and true Witness, the Origin and Beginning and Author of God's creation:
And swore in the name of (by) Him Who lives forever and ever, Who created the heavens ( sky) and all they contain, and the earth and all that it contains, and the sea and all that it contains. [He swore] that no more time should intervene and there should be no more waiting or delay,
And he cried with a mighty voice, Revere God and give Him glory (honor and praise in worship), for the hour of His judgment has arrived. Fall down before Him; pay Him homage and adoration and worship Him Who created heaven and earth, the sea and the springs (fountains) of water.
And He [further] said to me, It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I [Myself] will give water without price from the fountain (springs) of the water of Life.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last (the Before all and the End of all).
And He gave to Moses, when He had ceased communing with him on Mount Sinai, the two tables of the Testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.
For all the gods of the people are [lifeless] idols, but the Lord made the heavens.
When I view and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained and established,
For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.
The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; the world and all that is in it, You have founded them.
Before the mountains were brought forth or ever You had formed and given birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting You are God.
O Lord, how many and varied are Your works! In wisdom have You made them all; the earth is full of Your riches and Your creatures.
At the beginning You existed and laid the foundations of the earth; the heavens are the work of Your hands.
For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth. And the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
- Exodus 20:11
- Exodus 31:18
- 1 Chronicles 16:26
- Nehemiah 9:6
- Job 26:13
- Job 38:4
- Psalm 8:3
- Psalm 33:6
- Psalm 89:11
- Psalm 96:5
- Psalm 102:25
- Psalm 104:24
- Psalm 115:15
- Psalm 121:2
- Psalm 124:8
- Psalm 134:3
- Psalm 136:5
- Psalm 146:6
- Psalm 148:4
- Proverbs 3:19
- Proverbs 8:22
- Ecclesiastes 12:1
- Isaiah 37:16
- Isaiah 40:26
- Isaiah 42:5
- Isaiah 44:24
- Isaiah 45:18
- Isaiah 51:13
- Isaiah 65:17
- Jeremiah 10:12
- Jeremiah 32:17
- Jeremiah 51:15
- Zechariah 12:1
- Matthew 11:25
- Acts 4:24
- Acts 14:15