'Heavens' in the Bible
With this the heavens and the earth were completed, including all of their vast array.
On the seventeenth day of the second month, when Noah was 600 years old, all the springs of the great deep burst open, the floodgates of the heavens were opened,
The water sources from the ocean depths were blocked and the floodgates of the heavens were closed.
Then they said, "Come on! Let's build ourselves a city and a tower, with its summit in the heavens, and let's make a name for ourselves so we won't be scattered over the surface of the whole earth."
I'll cause you to have as many descendants as the stars of the heavens, and I'll certainly give all these lands to your descendants. Later on, through your descendants all the nations of the earth will bless one another.
because the LORD made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything that is in them in six days. Then he rested on the seventh day. Therefore, the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
It is a sign forever between me and the Israelis, because the LORD made the heavens and the earth in six days, but on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.'"
Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants to whom you swore by yourself as you told them, "I'll increase the number of your descendants like the stars of the heavens, I'll give your descendants all of this land about which I have spoken, and they are to possess it forever.'"
I'll break your mighty pride. I'll make the heavens to be like iron and the ground like bronze.
Do not gaze toward the heavens and observe the sun, the moon, the stars the entire array of the sky with the intent to worship and serve what the LORD your God gave every nation.
"Indeed, ask from one end of the heavens to the other about days of old, before your time, when God created mankind on the earth. Did we ever have anything as great as this, or ever hear of anything like it?
"May you acknowledge and take to heart this day that the LORD is God in the heavens above and over the earth below there is no other God.
You see, heaven even the highest heavens belongs to the LORD, along with the earth and all that is in it,
The wrath of God will burn against you so that he will restrain the heavens and it won't rain. The ground won't yield its produce and you'll be swiftly destroyed from the good land that the LORD is about to give you.
"The LORD will open his rich treasury, the heavens, to release rain upon your land in season and bless everything you undertake so that you'll lend to many nations but won't borrow.
Because you will not have obeyed the LORD your God, very few of you will be left instead of you being as numerous as the stars in the heavens.
Even if the LORD had banished you to the ends of the heavens, the LORD your God will gather you from there
They aren't in the heavens, so you have to ask, "Who'll go up to the heavens for us and get it for us so we can hear it and act on it?'
Hear, heavens, and I will speak! Listen, earth, to the words of my mouth!
About Joseph he said: "May the blessing of the LORD be on his land: dew from the choicest of the heavens, and from the depths beneath;
"There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides through the heavens with its lofty clouds to help you.
So Israel lives in confidence, isolated as the fountain of Jacob in a land of grain and new wine, where the heavens rain down dew.
LORD, when you left Seir, when you marched out from the grain field of Edom, the earth quaked and the heavens poured out rain; indeed, the clouds poured out water.
The LORD will shatter his enemies those who contend against him. Who is holy? The one who will thunder against them in the heavens. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth, he will give strength to his king, and he will increase the strength of His anointed one."
Then Hezekiah prayed in the presence of the LORD, "LORD God of Israel! You live between the cherubim! You alone are the God of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have fashioned the heavens and the earth.
He built two altars to every star in the heavens in the two courts of the LORD's Temple.
The king ordered Hilkiah the high priest, the priests of the secondary order, and the doorkeepers to take out of the LORD's Temple all of the implements that had been crafted for Baal, for Asherah, and for every star in the heavens. Then he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron and carried the ashes to Bethel.
The king unseated the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had appointed to burn incense in the high places throughout the cities of Judah and in the environs surrounding Jerusalem, including those who had been burning incense to Baal, to the sun, to the moon, to the constellations, and to every star in the heavens.
For all of the gods of the other nations are mere idols, but the LORD fashioned the heavens!
Let the heavens rejoice, and the earth be glad! Say to the nations, "The LORD reigns!"
But who can build a temple for him, since neither heaven nor the highest of the heavens can contain him? So who am I, that I should build a temple to him, except to burn incense in his presence?
Hiram also wrote: "Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who made the heavens and the earth. He gave King David a wise son, who is acquainted with discretion and understanding, and who is building a temple to the LORD, as well as a royal palace for himself.
"My God, I am too ashamed and hurt to turn to you, because we're in our iniquities over our heads. Furthermore, my God, our sins have grown as high as the heavens. We have lived in great sin from the days of our ancestors even until today, and because of those iniquities we, our kings, and our priests have been delivered over to foreign kings, for execution, for captivity, for plunder, and for humiliation, as is the case today.
"You are the LORD; you alone crafted the heavens, the highest heavens with all of their armies; the earth, and everything in it; the seas, and everything in them; you keep giving all of them life, and the army of heaven continuously worships you.
He alone spreads out the heavens, he walks on the waves of the sea.
These things are higher than the heavens, so what can you do? They are deeper than Sheol, so what can you know?
so also a person lies down and does not get up; they won't awaken until the heavens are no more, nor will they arise from their sleep."
Look, if God doesn't trust his holy ones, if even the heavens aren't pure as he looks at them,
The pillars of the heavens tremble and are astounded at his rebuke.
"Observe the heavens! Take a look around! Look! The clouds are higher than you, aren't they?
Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you regulate their authority over the earth?
He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
LORD, our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth! You set your glory above the heavens!
When I look at the heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you established
The LORD is in his holy Temple; the LORD's throne is in the heavens. His eyes see, his glance examines humanity.
The LORD looks down from the heavens upon humanity to see if anyone shows discernment as he searches for God.
Then the LORD thundered in the heavens, and the Most High sounded aloud, calling for hail stones and flashes of fire.
The heavens are declaring the glory of God, and their expanse shows the work of his hands.
yet their message goes out into all the world, and their words to the ends of the earth. He has set up a tent for the sun in the heavens,
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made; all the heavenly bodies by the breath of his mouth.
Your gracious love, LORD, reaches to the heavens; your truth extends to the skies.
He summoned the heavens above and the earth below, to sit in judgment on his people.
The heavens revealed his justice, for God is himself the judge. Interlude
God looks down from the heavens upon humanity to see if anyone shows discernment as he searches for God.
Be exalted above the heavens, God! May your glory cover the earth!
For your gracious love is great, extending even to the heavens, and your truth even to the skies.
Be exalted above the heavens, God! May your glory cover the earth! To the Director: A special Davidic psalm to the tune of "Do Not Destroy".
the land quaked. Indeed, the heavens poured down rain from the presence of God, this God of Sinai, from the presence of God, the God of Israel.
to the one who rides the heavens, the ancient heavens. Behold! He thunders with a mighty voice.
Let the heavens and earth praise him, along with the sea and its swarming creatures.
Yet he commanded the skies above and the doors of the heavens to open,
He stirred up the east wind in the heavens and drove the south wind by his might.
He built his sanctuary, high as the heavens, like the earth that he established forever.
I will declare that your gracious love was established forever; in the heavens itself, you have established your faithfulness.
Even the heavens praise your awesome deeds, LORD, your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones.
For all the gods of the nations are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
The heavens will be glad and the earth will rejoice; even the sea and everything that fills it will roar.
The heavens declare his righteousness so that all the nations see his glory.
You established the earth long ago; the heavens are the work of your hands.
May you be exalted above the heavens, God, and your glory be over all the earth.
The LORD is exalted high above all the nations; his glory beyond the heavens.
when our God is in the heavens and he does whatever he desires?
May you be blessed by the LORD, who made the heavens and the earth.
The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but he gave the earth to human beings.
to the one who by wisdom made the heavens, for his gracious love is everlasting
Bow your heavens, LORD, and descend; touch the mountains, and they will smolder.
He shields the heavens with clouds, preparing rain for the earth and making grass grow on the hills.
By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, and by understanding he set the heavens in place.
when he crafted the heavens, I was there when he marked out a circle on the face of the deep,
Just as the heavens are high and earth is deep, so the heart of a king is unfathomable.
Listen, you heavens, and let the earth pay attention, because the LORD has spoken: "I reared children and brought them to adulthood, but then they rebelled against me.
For the stars of the heavens and their constellations won't shine their light; the sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon won't shine its light.
Therefore I'll make the heavens tremble. The earth will shake from its place at the wrath of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, at the time of his burning anger.
"And it will come about at that time, the LORD will punish the armies of the exalted ones in the heavens, and the rulers of the earth on earth.
The valleys will be split, all the stars in the heavens will fall down, and the skies will be rolled up like a scroll. All their starry host will fade away like leaves withering on a vine, or fruit withering on a fig tree.
For my sword will be seen in the heavens. Look! It descends in judgment on Edom, on the people I have doomed to destruction.
"Who has measured the waters of the sea in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens by the width of his hand? Who has enclosed the dust of the earth in a measuring bowl, or weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?
He's the one who sits above the disk of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers. He's the one who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to live in,
This is what God says the God who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and its produce, who gives breath to the people on it and life to those who walk in it:
"Shout for joy, you heavens, for the LORD has done it! Shout aloud, you depths of the earth! Burst out with singing, you mountains, you forest, and all your trees! For the LORD has redeemed Jacob and will display his glory in Israel.
"This is what the LORD says, your Redeemer and the one who formed you in the womb: "I am the LORD, who has made everything, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth Who was with me at that time?
For this is what the LORD says, who created the heavens he is God, and the one who formed the earth and made it, and he is the one who established it; he didn't create itfor chaos, but formed it to be inhabited "I am the LORD and there is no other.
according to your multiple schemes. Let them stand up now those who conjure the heavens and gaze at the stars, predicting at the new moons and save you from what is about to happen to them.
Moreover, my hands laid the earth's foundation, and my right hand spread out the heavens. I call out to them, and they stand up together.
Shout with joy, you heavens, and rock with glee, you earth! Break out in song, you mountains! The LORD is comforting his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
"Lift up your eyes, you heavens and look to the earth beneath; and see who created these. Its inhabitants will die just like this; but my salvation will be forever, and my deliverance will never fail.
As a result, you have forgotten the LORD who made you, who stretched out the heavens and laid the earth's foundations, and you live in constant fear every day because of the oppressor's fury, since he's ready to destroy. Now where is the oppressor's fury?
I have put my words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of my hand, so that I could plant the heavens and lay the earth's foundations, to say to Zion, "You are my people.'
"For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
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