'Above' in the Bible
God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.
Then God said, "Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens."
Then the flood came upon the earth for forty days, and the water increased and lifted up the ark, so that it rose above the earth.
Then Isaac his father answered and said to him, "Behold, away from the fertility of the earth shall be your dwelling, And away from the dew of heaven from above.
And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, "I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants.
From the God of your father who helps you, And by the Almighty who blesses you With blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that lies beneath, Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
"You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.
"There I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about all that I will give you in commandment for the sons of Israel.
"You shall make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red and a covering of porpoise skins above.
"You shall make two rings of gold and put them on the bottom of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod, on the front of it close to the place where it is joined, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod.
He made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of porpoise skins above.
Furthermore, they made two gold rings and placed them on the bottom of the two shoulder pieces of the ephod, on the front of it, close to the place where it joined, above the woven band of the ephod.
They fastened a blue cord to it, to fasten it on the turban above, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
'Yet these you may eat among all the winged insects which walk on all fours: those which have above their feet jointed legs with which to jump on the earth.
Now when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with Him, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim, so He spoke to him.
Whether it was two days or a month or a year that the cloud lingered over the tabernacle, staying above it, the sons of Israel remained camped and did not set out; but when it was lifted, they did set out.
They assembled together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "You have gone far enough, for all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is in their midst; so why do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?"
"Know therefore today, and take it to your heart, that the LORD, He is God in heaven above and on the earth below; there is no other.
'You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.
"You shall be blessed above all peoples; there will be no male or female barren among you or among your cattle.
"Yet on your fathers did the LORD set His affection to love them, and He chose their descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day.
so that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens remain above the earth.
that his heart may not be lifted up above his countrymen and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, to the right or the left, so that he and his sons may continue long in his kingdom in the midst of Israel.
and that He will set you high above all nations which He has made, for praise, fame, and honor; and that you shall be a consecrated people to the LORD your God, as He has spoken."
"Now it shall be, if you diligently obey the LORD your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.
"The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully,
"The alien who is among you shall rise above you higher and higher, but you will go down lower and lower.
"When we heard it, our hearts melted and no courage remained in any man any longer because of you; for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.
"It shall come about when the soles of the feet of the priests who carry the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan will be cut off, and the waters which are flowing down from above will stand in one heap."
the waters which were flowing down from above stood and rose up in one heap, a great distance away at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those which were flowing down toward the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho.
'Why do you kick at My sacrifice and at My offering which I have commanded in My dwelling, and honor your sons above Me, by making yourselves fat with the choicest of every offering of My people Israel?'
So the people sent to Shiloh, and from there they carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts who sits above the cherubim; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.
And David arose and went with all the people who were with him to Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God which is called by the Name, the very name of the LORD of hosts who is enthroned above the cherubim.
So David said to Michal, "It was before the LORD, who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel; therefore I will celebrate before the LORD.
Who also brings me out from my enemies; You even lift me above those who rise up against me; You rescue me from the violent man.
It was paneled with cedar above the side chambers which were on the 45 pillars, 15 in each row.
And above were costly stones, stone cut according to measure, and cedar.
There were capitals on the two pillars, even above and close to the rounded projection which was beside the network; and the pomegranates numbered two hundred in rows around both capitals.
and on the borders which were between the frames were lions, oxen and cherubim; and on the frames there was a pedestal above, and beneath the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging work.
For the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim made a covering over the ark and its poles from above.
He said, "O LORD, the God of Israel, there is no God like You in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing lovingkindness to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart,
Hezekiah prayed before the LORD and said, "O LORD, the God of Israel, who are enthroned above the cherubim, You are the God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.
and he spoke kindly to him and set his throne above the throne of the kings who were with him in Babylon.
David and all Israel went up to Baalah, that is, to Kiriath-jearim, which belongs to Judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, the LORD who is enthroned above the cherubim, where His name is called.
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods.
"Moreover, in my delight in the house of my God, the treasure I have of gold and silver, I give to the house of my God, over and above all that I have already provided for the holy temple,
Then the Spirit of God came on Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest; and he stood above the people and said to them, "Thus God has said, 'Why do you transgress the commandments of the LORD and do not prosper? Because you have forsaken the LORD, He has also forsaken you.'"
They tore down the altars of the Baals in his presence, and the incense altars that were high above them he chopped down; also the Asherim, the carved images and the molten images he broke in pieces and ground to powder and scattered it on the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.
and I said, "O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to You, my God, for our iniquities have risen above our heads and our guilt has grown even to the heavens.
Above the Horse Gate the priests carried out repairs, each in front of his house.
Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people for he was standing above all the people; and when he opened it, all the people stood up.
Then the Levites, Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah, said, "Arise, bless the LORD your God forever and ever! O may Your glorious name be blessed And exalted above all blessing and praise!
At the Fountain Gate they went directly up the steps of the city of David by the stairway of the wall above the house of David to the Water Gate on the east.
The second choir proceeded to the left, while I followed them with half of the people on the wall, above the Tower of Furnaces, to the Broad Wall,
and above the Gate of Ephraim, by the Old Gate, by the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate; and they stopped at the Gate of the Guard.
Then Haman recounted to them the glory of his riches, and the number of his sons, and every instance where the king had magnified him and how he had promoted him above the princes and servants of the king.
"May that day be darkness; Let not God above care for it, Nor light shine on it.
"The light in his tent is darkened, And his lamp goes out above him.
"His roots are dried below, And his branch is cut off above.
"Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned; And the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls.
"And what is the portion of God from above Or the heritage of the Almighty from on high?
That too would have been an iniquity calling for judgment, For I would have denied God above.
Who shows no partiality to princes Nor regards the rich above the poor, For they all are the work of His hands?
O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!
He delivers me from my enemies; Surely You lift me above those who rise up against me; You rescue me from the violent man.
And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
He summons the heavens above, And the earth, to judge His people:
Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth.
Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth.
Yet He commanded the clouds above And opened the doors of heaven;
Oh, give ear, Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock; You who are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!
A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, And awesome above all those who are around Him?
For the LORD is a great God And a great King above all gods,
For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.
For You are the LORD Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.
The LORD reigns, let the peoples tremble; He is enthroned above the cherubim, let the earth shake!
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.
You covered it with the deep as with a garment; The waters were standing above the mountains.
For Your lovingkindness is great above the heavens, And Your truth reaches to the skies.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, And Your glory above all the earth.
The LORD is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens.
Therefore I love Your commandments Above gold, yes, above fine gold.
For I know that the LORD is great And that our Lord is above all gods.
To Him who spread out the earth above the waters, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth If I do not remember you, If I do not exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy.
Praise Him, highest heavens, And the waters that are above the heavens!
Let them praise the name of the LORD, For His name alone is exalted; His glory is above earth and heaven.
When He made firm the skies above, When the springs of the deep became fixed,
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.
An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.
Now it will come about that In the last days The mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it.
Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.
"But you said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north.
'I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.'
Then it will be that he who flees the report of disaster will fall into the pit, And he who climbs out of the pit will be caught in the snare; For the windows above are opened, and the foundations of the earth shake.
"O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, who is enthroned above the cherubim, You are the God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth You have made heaven and earth.
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.
"Drip down, O heavens, from above, And let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, And righteousness spring up with it. I, the LORD, have created it.
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