'Expanse' in the Bible
Then God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters, separating water from water."
So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above the expanse. And it was so.
God called the expanse "sky." Evening came, and then morning: the second day.
Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night. They will serve as signs for festivals and for days and years.
They will be lights in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth." And it was so.
God placed them in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth,
Then God said, "Let the water swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky."
But if you return to Me and keep My commandments and do them, though your outcasts were in the farthest part of the heavens [the expanse of outer space], yet will I gather them from there and will bring them to the place in which I have chosen to set My Name.
"From the breath of God ice is made, And the expanse of the waters is frozen.
Thou hast made an expanse with Him For the clouds -- strong as a hard mirror!
"Have you understood the expanse of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.
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.
The shape of an expanse, with a gleam like awe-inspiring crystal, was spread out over the heads of the living creatures.
And under the expanse their wings extended one toward another. Each of them also had two wings covering their bodies.
A voice came from above the expanse over their heads; when they stood still, they lowered their wings.
The shape of a throne with the appearance of sapphire stone was above the expanse. There was a form with the appearance of a human on the throne high above.
Then I looked, and there above the expanse over the heads of the cherubim was something like sapphire stone resembling the shape of a throne that appeared above them.
Those who are wise will shine like the bright expanse [of the heavens], and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.