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,
nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things;
In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?
"The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
The earth is the LORD'S, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it.
"Of old You founded the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
To Him who spread out the earth above the waters, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, "I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself And spreading out the earth all alone,
"It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it I stretched out the heavens with My hands And I ordained all their host.
For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited), "I am the LORD, and there is none else.
but you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines have been drinking wine from them; and you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which do not see, hear or understand But the God in whose hand are your life-breath and all your ways, you have not glorified.
God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good.
Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind"; and it was so.
Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
For as long as life is in me, And the breath of God is in my nostrils,
"If He should determine to do so, If He should gather to Himself His spirit and His breath,
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.
Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, And marked off the heavens by the span, And calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, And weighed the mountains in a balance And the hills in a pair of scales?
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired His understanding is inscrutable.
"Surely My hand founded the earth, And My right hand spread out the heavens; When I call to them, they stand together.
It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens.
'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 One who builds His upper chambers in the heavens And has founded His vaulted dome over the earth, He who calls for the waters of the sea And pours them out on the face of the earth, The LORD is His name.
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 these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.
And, "YOU, LORD, IN THE BEGINNING LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH, AND THE HEAVENS ARE THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS;