By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.
By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts.
"By His breath the heavens are cleared; His hand has pierced the fleeing serpent.
You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the ground.
For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water,
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Then God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters."
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.
The LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them."
"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.
"The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.
Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights!
"They will spread them out to the sun, the moon and to all the host of heaven, which they have loved and which they have served, and which they have gone after and which they have sought, and which they have worshiped They will not be gathered or buried; they will be as dung on the face of the ground.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.