Then God said, "Let there be a canopy between bodies of water, separating bodies of water from bodies of water!"
Then God said, "Let there be lights across the sky to distinguish day from night, to act as signs for seasons, days, and years,
to serve as lights in the sky, and to shine on the earth!" And that is what happened:
God placed them in space to shine on the earth,
Then God said, "Let the oceans swarm with living creatures, and let flying creatures soar above the earth throughout the sky!"
The heavens are declaring the glory of God, and their expanse shows the work of his hands.
Hallelujah! Praise God in his Holy Place. Praise him in his great expanse.
There was spread out over the heads of the living beings what looked like a canopy, in outward appearance resembling ice,
A sound came from above the canopy that was spread out over their heads. Whenever they stood still, they lowered their wings.
As I continued to watch, there on the expanse above the heads of the cherubim was a massive sapphire stone that resembled a throne in form and appearance.