Appendix IV All the Bible Says About Creation
This material answers the question:
- “What is God, the Creator, really saying to us.”
- Essential resource material for personal study on what the Bible says about Creation.
- Excellent devotional material for daily reflection.
“With My Own Hands”
The account of how the world began, in the very words of the Bible (arranged for reading convenience with similar thoughts placed together without change to the original text).
The translation of Bible portions used throughout this book has been prepared with great care, including comparison with the original Greek and Hebrew texts. It will be best considered an amalgamation from various reliable sources, rather than as a new rendering. The reader is urged to select one good translation for general reading (the author recommends NLT, ESV and NIV—all readily available online at Bible Gateway.com).
On the following pages are the one hundred and sixty-seven references found in the Bible in which the Creator Himself (since He superintended the writing of the Bible text) tells of the Creation of the world.
In order to stay as close as possible to the text of the Bible as God gave it, we have prepared the following rendition and compared it word for word and phrase by phrase with the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures. Special care has been taken to eliminate the bias of any denomination or school of thought other than a total commitment to accurately transmitting both the words and the meaning of the Bible texts as God intended them
The rendering used here is based on the highly regarded American Standard Version (1901), expressed by the author in modern language. In order to make these Bible portions both readable and accurate in conveying the meaning of the original Greek and Hebrew texts, a wide selection of lexicons, Biblical word studies and other reliable reference works has been diligently used.
The Great Declaration
This is what the Lord says,.... “I have made the earth and created man upon it. I, with My own hands, have stretched out the heavens and set in place the host of stars they contain.” Isaiah 45:11, 12
This is what the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel says, “I have made the earth, and the men and animals that are on the face of the earth, by My mighty power and My outstretched arm.” Jeremiah 27:5
This is what the Lord says, the One who created the heavens, the God who fashioned the earth and made it, who established it and created it, not as an empty waste place, but He formed it to be inhabited, “I am the Lord and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:18
The Lord your Maker, the One who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth says, “I am the Lord, your God, who planted the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth.” Isaiah 51:13, 16
The living God made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything that is in them. Acts 14:15
Through believing what God has said we have come to know that the worlds were planned and brought into being at the command of God, so that the things which are seen were not made from things that are visible. Hebrews 11:3
The Genesis Account of Creation
At the Very First:
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Now, the earth was an empty wasteland, devoid of living things, in complete darkness.
The Spirit of God was hovering with anticipation over the surface of the waters.
Day One. God Created Light.
God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light! God saw the light and he was fully satisfied with it. And God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light, “Day,” and the darkness He called “Night.” There was evening and there was morning, the First Day.
Day Two. God Fashioned the Atmosphere
“Let there be a space between the waters, and let it separate the waters above from the waters on the earth below.” And God made the space and divided the waters which were on the earth below from the waters which were above the space. And it came about, just as God had said. God called the space “the heavens.” There was an evening and there was a morning, and together they made up Day Two.
Day Three. God Shaped The Land and the Sea.
And God said, “Let the waters on the earth below the space be gathered together into one place, and let dry land appear.” And it came about, just as God had said. God called the dry land “Earth,” and the gathering together of the accumulated waters He called “Sea.” And what He saw He delighted in.
Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass and seed-bearing plants and trees bearing fruit, each according to its own kind and each producing its distinctive seed throughout the earth.” And it came to be, just as God had said. God looked, and gave His approval to what He saw. And that evening and that morning comprised Day Three.
Day Four. God Made the Sun, the Moon and the Stars.
And God said, “Let there be great lights in the upper space of the heavens, placed in such a way as to divide the day from the night. And let them become signs to mark off the seasons and the days and the years. And let them become lights in the upper space of heaven, to shed light on the earth.” And it came to be, just as God had said. God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to rule over the night. He also made the stars. Then God set them in the upper space of the heavens, to shed light on the earth and to govern the day and the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God looked with satisfaction on what He saw. There was an evening and there was a morning, and they made up Day Four .
Day Five. God Created the Fish and the Birds.
God said, “Let the waters swarm with myriads of living creatures. Let birds fly above the earth in the open spaces of the atmosphere.” And God created the great sea monsters and every living, moving creature with which the waters would teem, each according to its own kind, and every winged creature according to its kind. God looked with satisfaction on what He saw. God blessed them saying, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the waters of the sea. Let birds multiply throughout the earth.” So there was an evening and a morning, and they comprised Day Five.
Day Six. God Created Both the Animals and Man.
Next, God said, “Let there appear throughout the earth living creatures, each according to its own kind, domestic cattle and creatures that move along the ground and the animals of the earth, each according to its own kind.” And that is exactly how it came to be.
God made the animals of the world, each according to its own kind, and the domestic animals according to their kinds, and everything that moves along the ground, each according to its own kind. And God looked with satisfaction on what He saw.
And God said, “Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, over the domestic animals, and over all the earth, and over every living thing that moves along the ground.” And God created man in His image, in the likeness of God He created him. He created them male and female. God blessed Man and said to them, “Be fruitful. Multiply. Fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves in the earth."
The Creator was Completely Satisfied
And God said, “Look, I have given you every plant on the face of the whole earth that bears seeds and every tree which has fruit with seeds in it. These will be food for you. And to every animal on the earth, to every bird in the sky and to everything that has life and moves along the ground, I have given every green plant as food for them.” And that is just how it came to be.
God looked over everything He had made. And behold, He was completely satisfied.
So there was a morning and an evening, and they made up Day Six Genesis 1:1-31
In this way, the making of the heavens and the earth was finished, along with everything they contained. On the seventh day, God had finished the work He had been doing, and He rested from all His work of creation. God set aside the seventh day as His own, because on that day He rested from all the work He had been doing in creating and making all things. Genesis 2:1-3
And God Made Woman
The Lord God said, “It is not good that the Man should be alone. I will make a companion suited to him.” From the common elements of the ground, the Lord God had formed every animal in the fields and every bird in the sky. He brought them to the Man to see what he would call them. And whatever the Man called each living creature, that became the name given to it. The Man gave names to all the domestic animals, to the birds of the sky and to every wild animal. But for the Man, there was not found among them a companion suited to him. The Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on the Man. While he slept God removed from him a part of his body and then closed up the flesh from which it had been taken. From that portion of his body which He had taken from Man, God made a Woman and brought her to the man. And the man said, “She is now part of my bones and flesh. She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” So a man will leave his father and his mother and be united with his wife, and they shall be one. They were both naked, the man and his wife. And they felt no shame. Genesis 2:18-25
From the beginning, God made them male and female. Mark 10:6
The day that God created man upon the earth. Deuteronomy 4:32
In the likeness of God, God made man. Genesis 9:6
In six days, the Lord made heaven and earth and the sea and all that is in them. And He rested on the seventh day. Exodus 20:11
The Lord determines the number of the stars, He calls them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power. His understanding is infinite Psalms 147:4, 5
This is an account of the history of the creation of the heavens and the earth, at the time when the Lord God made earth and heaven. As yet, no green plant had appeared on the earth, and no plants of the field had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not yet caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no one to till the ground. Instead, there came mists that covered the entire surface of the land with moisture. Genesis 2:4-6
The Lord God fashioned man out of the common elements of the earth and breathed into him the breath of life. And man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7
All men whom He has made. Job 37:7
My Maker. Job 36:3
There is a spirit of intelligence in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding. Job 32:8
God my Maker, gives songs in the night and teaches us more than the animals of the earth. He makes us wiser than the birds of the sky. Job 35:10,11
The life of living things is in the blood. As to the life of all living things, its blood is all one with its life. Leviticus 17:11,14
I Have Spread Out the Earth
This is what the Lord says, who made the world, the Lord who formed it to establish it, the Lord is His name, “My covenant of day and night stands.... I have appointed the fixed order of heaven and the earth.” Jeremiah 33:2, 25
This is what God the Lord says, He who created the heavens and stretched them out, He who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, He who gives the breath of life to the people on the earth and life to those who dwell on it, “I am the Lord, that is My name. I will not give my glory to another” Isaiah 42:5, 8
“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Who determined the measurements of it? On what were the foundations fastened? Who laid its corner stone? Or, who shut up the sea as with doors.... and marked out for it my boundaries, and said, ‘So far shall you come, but no further; here your proud waves will stop?’” Job 38:4-11
I am the Lord, Who Has Made All Things
This is what the Lord says, the One who made you and formed you from the womb.... the Lord your Redeemer, “I am the Lord, who makes all things, the One who by Myself stretched out the heavens and spread abroad the earth” Isaiah 44:2, 24
This is what the Lord says, who formed me from the womb to be His servant.... Isaiah 49:5
“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you” Jeremiah 1:5
“Bring My sons from far, and My daughters from the ends of the earth, every one who is called by My name, and whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed, whom I have made Isaiah 43:6, 7
I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.... My people, My chosen, whom I have formed for Myself, that they might show forth My praise” Isaiah 43:15, 21
And the Lord said to him, “Who has made man's mouth? Is it not I, the Lord?” Exodus 4:11
“I, even, am He... who makes alive.” Deuteronomy 32:39
“I am the Lord, and there is none else. I form the light and create darkness. Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker. He is a piece of broken pottery among the broken pottery of the earth. Shall the clay say to Him who fashions it, ‘What are You making?’ or ‘Your work (your sculpture) has no hands’ Isaiah 45:6-9
“Should you not be afraid before Me,” says the Lord. “Ought you not to tremble at My presence? I who have placed the sands as a boundary for the sea by a perpetual decree, a barrier that it cannot pass over?” Jeremiah 5:22
“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all men. Is there anything too hard for Me?” Jeremiah 32:27
“Do not I fill heaven and earth?” says the Lord. Jeremiah 23:24
“Did not My hand make all these things?” Acts 7:50
Worship the Lord in holy array, tremble before Him all the earth. The world has been firmly established; it cannot be moved.1 Chronicles 16:30
The Faithful Response
You are worthy, our Lord and our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, for You have created all things, and by the act of Your will they came into being, they were created Revelation 4:11
O, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your mighty power and Your outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You... the great, the mighty God. The Lord of hosts is His name Jeremiah 32:17, 18
I thank You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth. Matthew 11:25
You are the Lord, even You alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, and earth and all things that are on it, the seas and all that is in them. And You preserve them all. Nehemiah 9:6
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty; for everything in the heavens and in the earth is Yours... You are exalted as head above all. You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might... Now, therefore, our God, we thank You and praise Your glorious name 1 Chronicles 29:11-13
God is Robed with Honor and Majesty
O Lord, my God, You are very great. You are robed with honor and majesty. You surround Yourself with light as with a garment, You stretch out the heavens like a curtain. You lay out the beams of Your dwelling place in the rain clouds. You make the clouds Your chariot. You walk on the wings of the wind. You make the winds your angels, flames of fire your servants. Psalms 104:1-4
You laid the foundation of the earth, so that it would remain stable. You covered it with vast expanses of water, as though You were giving it a set of clothing. The waters stood even above the high places of the earth. At Your rebuke, they fled. At the voice of Your thunder, they hurried away the mountains rose and the valleys sank down into the place You had determined for them. You have set a boundary that they may not cross over, so that the waters will not again return and cover the earth. Psalms 104:5–9
In ancient times, You laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will pass away, but You shall endure, yes, all of them will wear out like a garment. As a cloak You will change them, and they will be changed. But You remain the same, and Your years will have no end. Psalms 102:25, 27
In the beginning, You Lord laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, they will grow old like a garment. And as a robe You will roll them up. Like a garment, they will be changed. Hebrews 1:10–12
O Lord, You made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything that is in them. Acts 4:24
O Lord, what variety there is in Your works! With great wisdom You have made them all. The earth is filled with Your riches. Over there is the sea, great and wide, and in it there are untold numbers of living creatures, both small and great. There go the ships. And beyond is Leviathan, which You have made to romp in the sea. All of these are dependent on You, waiting for You to give them their food in due season. Psalms 104:24–27
You have established the earth and it remains steadfast. Psalms 119:90
You have established the light and the sun. You have set all the borders of the earth. You have made summer and winter. Psalms 74:16, 17
The heavens are Yours. The earth also is Yours, the world and everything in it. You have established them. The north and the south, You have created them. Psalms 89:11, 12
Before the mountains were brought forth, or You had ever formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. Psalms 90:2
O Lord of hosts, You are God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Isaiah 37:16
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens. Let Your glory be over all the earth. Psalms 57:5
Blessed be His glorious name forever, and let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen. Psalms 72:19
Fear God and give glory to Him. Worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and the fountains of water. Revelation 14:7
He who lives forever and ever, who created the heavens and all things that are in it, the earth and everything that is on it and the sea and everything that it contains. Revelation 10:6
The Faithful and True Witness, the Author of God’s creation. Revelation 3:14
The High Point of All Creation
When I think about Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have precisely set in place, I am made to wonder what is man that you pay so much attention to him? What is a human being that You should care about him?
For You have made him just a little lower than God, and you have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to rule over the things You have made, and put everything under his jurisdiction: sheep and cattle, yes, even the wild animals of the field, the birds of the sky, the fish of the sea, and whatever make its way through the oceans. O Lord, our Lord! How excellent is Your name in all the earth! Psalms 8:3–9
We are the Clay, You the Potter
Your hands have made me and molded me into an integral unity. Remember, I implore You, that You have fashioned me like clay (out of common elements). You have clothed me with skin and flesh, and have knit me together with bones and tendons. And You have given me life. Job 10:8–10
Now, O Lord, You are our Father. We are the clay and You our potter. We are all the work of Your hand. Isaiah 64:8
O, remember how short my time is, and for what a fleeting purpose You have created all men! What man is there who will not see death, that will be able to deliver himself from the power of the grave? Psalms 89:47, 48
As for man, his days are like the green grass. Like the flower of the field, he flourishes. The wind blows over it, and it withers. The place where it stood will know it no more. (Psalms 103:15, 16
All men are like the green grass and all their attractiveness is transitory, like the flowers of the field. Isaiah 40:6
All mankind is like grass and all its glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall. 1 Peter 1:24
You formed the inward parts of my body. You knit me together in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are awe inspiring, and that I know very well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in a hidden place, and was being intricately wrought amidst darkness and mystery. Your eyes observed my still only partly formed being, and in Your Book they were all written down, even to the number of days ordained for me to live. And that was even before any of those days were seen. Psalms 139:13-16
Your hands have made me and fashioned me. Psalms 119:73
He who made the ear, shall He not hear? He who formed the eye, shall He not see? Psalms 94:9
All the nations, which You have made, will come and bow down before You, O Lord, and they will glorify Your name. Psalms 86:9
The Great Originator
The Lord is the True God, the living God. He has made the earth by His power, and established the world by His wisdom. By His understanding He stretched out the heavens. Jeremiah 10:10, 12
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all their starry hosts by the breath of His mouth. He gathers up the waters of the sea as though putting them in a bottle. He lays up all the waters of the deep within the boundaries of His storehouse. Let all the earth fear the Lord. Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He simply spoke and it was done. He sent out His command and the world was firmly established. Psalms 33:6–9
The heavens proclaim the glory of God, and the skies are a display of His handiwork. Day after day, they speak. And night after night they present their evidence. But there is no audible sound or spoken word. No voice is heard. Still their sound goes out through the whole earth, and their message goes out to every part of the world. Psalms 19:1–4
God has set a great tent for the sun in the sky. The sun then is like a bridegroom coming out of his chambers, rejoicing like a strong athlete setting out to run his race. He speeds forth from one end of the heavens, and makes a full circuit to the other. No one is left out from the warmth He gives! Psalms 19:4–6
Through His Son, God Created All Things
Through His Son, God made the universe. The Son upholds all things by His powerful word. Hebrews 1:2, 3
All things were created by Him, in the earth and in the heavens, visible and invisible. All things were created through Him and for Him. He existed before all things, and in Him all things are held together. Colossians 1:16, 17
All things were made through Him, and apart from Him nothing has come into existence that was made. In Him was life. John 1:3, 4
The Lord made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before Him, strength and beauty are in His sanctuary. Psalms 96:5
God created all things. Ephesians 3:9
The world was made through Him. John 1:10
He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, and by His understanding has He stretched out the heavens. He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth. He makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind out of His treasure house. Jeremiah 51:15, 16
The Lord reigns. He is clothed with majesty. The Lord is clothed with strength, He has girded Himself with it. The world is established so that it cannot be moved. Psalms 93:1
To Whom Will You Compare Me?
Who has measured the waters (of the ocean) in the hollow of His hand? Or marked off the heavens with a measuring stick? Or gathered together the dust of the earth in a basket? Or weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance? Who has instructed the Spirit of the Lord, or as a counselor has instructed Him?
All the nations are as nothing before Him. They are counted by Him as less than nothing, empty wind. To whom, then, will you compare God? It is He who sits above the circle of the earth and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.
“To whom then will you compare Me, that I should be equal with him?” says the holy One. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens. See who has created these, that brings out the starry host one by one. He calls them all by name, by the greatness of His mighty strength. Because He is great in power, not one of them is missing.
The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth He does not faint or grow weary, and there is no way to plumb the depths of His understanding. Isaiah 40:12–28
That men might see and know and consider and understand together, that the hand of the Lord has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it. Isaiah 41:20
The Lord gives the sun for a light by day, and the moon and the stars in their fixed order for a light by night. The Lord of hosts is His name. Jeremiah 31:35
Lo, He formed the mountains and creates the wind, and proclaims unto man what is His thought. He makes the morning darkness and treads on the high places of the earth. The Lord, the God of hosts, is His name. Amos 4:13
Seek Him who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them forth upon the face of the earth. Amos 5:8
It is He who builds His chambers in the heavens and has founded His vault in the earth. He called for the waters of the sea, and pours them out upon the face of the earth. The Lord is His name. Amos 9:6
The Earth Belongs to the Lord
This is what the Lord says, who stretches forth the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him. Zechariah 12:7
The earth belongs to the Lord, and everything in it, the entire world and all those who live in it. Because He laid its foundations upon the seas, and established it on the waters of the world. How do we know? Because God planned for life in this world on the basis of an abundance of water. He set up (plant and animal) life with vast expanses of water as its foundation. Psalms 24:1, 2
I reverently worship the Lord, the God of heaven, who has made the sea and the dry land. Jonah 1:9
Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.” The world has been established so that it cannot be moved. Psalms 96:10
Who is like the Lord our God, who sits enthroned on high, who bows down to behold the things that are in heaven and in the earth? Psalms 113:5, 6
Whatever it pleased the Lord to do, that is what He has done, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all their deep places. Psalms 135:6
The Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalms 124:8
The Lord is the One who made heaven and earth. Psalms 134:3
The God of Great Wonders
O give thanks to the Lord of lords! Give thanks to Him who alone does great wonders, to Him who by His wisdom made the heavens, to Him who laid out the earth above the waters, to Him who made great lights the sun to govern the day and the moon and stars to rule over the night. Psalms 136:3–9
What can be known about God is clear to men, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world the invisible things concerning Him are clearly seen, being made discernible through the things that are made, that is, His everlasting power and divine nature, so that they are without excuse. Because, knowing God, they did not glorify Him as God and were not thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Romans 1:19–21
The Lord, the God of Jacob, made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them. Psalms 146:6
The whole earth is the Lord's, and everything that is in it. 1 Corinthians 10:26
The eyes of all creatures wait for You. You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. The Lord... is loving to all He has made. Psalms 145:15–17
Everything created by God is good. 1 Timothy 4:4
(Certain types of food)...which God created to be received with thanksgiving... 1 Timothy 4:3
From the Lord, and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever Amen. Romans 11:36
The Giver of Life
God made the world and all things in it. He is the Lord of heaven and earth. He Himself gives life and breath and everything else to all. He made of one man every nation of men to settle on the face of the earth, having determined their allotted time and the boundaries of their habitation. .....For in Him we live and move, and have our being. (Acts 17:16, 24–26, 28
God gives life to all things. (1 Timothy 6:13
My Maker. (Job 4:22
The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life. (Job 33:4
You know not how the bones grow in the womb of a woman who is with child. And in the same way, you do not understand the work of God, who makes all things. (Ecclesiates 11:5
Do not forget your Creator. (Ecclesiastes 12:1
Shall the thing that is made say to the One who made it, “He made me not?” or the thing formed say of Him who formed it, “He has no understanding (Isaiah 29:16
All things were made through Him, and apart from Him nothing has come into existence that was made.” (John 1:3
May you be blessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth. The heavens, yes, the very heavens, belong to the Lord, but the earth He has given to the children of men. (Psalms 115:15, 16
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. (Psalms 121:2
The rich and the poor, the Lord is the Maker of them all. (Proverbs 22:2
The poor man and the oppressor, the Lord gives sight to the eyes of them both. (Proverbs 29:13
The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made both of them. (Proverbs 20:12
The Great Garden
Then the Lord God planted a garden area toward the east, in Eden (place of Delight). There He placed the Man whom He had formed. And out of the ground there, the Lord God caused to grow every kind of tree that is pleasant to the eye and is good for food. In the center of this garden, God also planted the Tree of Life, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. And a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden. Then the Lord God took the Man and placed him in the Garden at Eden, to cultivate it and to take care of it. Genesis 2:8–10, 15
Man’s Days are Like a Shadow
Is He not your Father who bought you? He has made you and established you. God gave you birth. Deuteronomy 32:6, 18
Man is born of a woman and is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower and withers. He flees also like a shadow, and does not continue long. Job 14:1, 2
We brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of the world. I Timothy 6:7
The days of a man are determined, the number of his months is set by You and You have determined boundaries that he cannot pass over. Job 14:5
What is man, that You should consider him significant? And that You should set Your heart upon him? Job 7:17
My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle. O, remember that my life is like a breath. Job 7:6, 7
Our days on earth are but a shadow. Job 8:9
God made me in the womb. Did not the same One fashion us both in the womb? Job 31:15
In an ancient time, man was placed upon the earth. Job 20:4
The Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. Romans 1:25
God alone stretches out the heavens, and treads upon the waves of the sea. He makes the constellations—the Bear, Orion and the Pleiades—and the starry spaces of the south. God does great things beyond our understanding, yes, marvelous things without number. Job 9:8–10
From the beginning of the world which God created. Mark 13:19
He stretches out the northern sky over empty space, and hangs the earth upon nothing. By His Spirit the heavens are garnished. (Job 26:7, 13
The deep places of the earth are in the hands of the Lord. The mountain heights are His also. The sea is His—He made it. And His hands formed the dry land. Psalms 95:4–5
God Most High, the Maker of heaven and earth. Genesis 14:19
The earth is the Lord’s. Exodus 9:29
The foundations of the earth are the Lord’s and He has set the world upon them. I Samuel 2:8
The Lord made the heavens. I Chronicles 16:26
The Lord is the God of heaven and the God of the earth. Genesis 24:3
Can a man be pure before His Maker? Job 4:17
Give Praise to the Creator
Praise the Lord, sun and moon. Praise Him, all the skies and the heavens and the clouds of the sky. Let them praise the Name of the Lord. For He commanded and they were created. He has also firmly established them forever and ever. He has decreed limits none can pass over. Psalms 148:3-6
Consider the wondrous works of God. Do you know how He balanced the clouds, the wondrous works of Him who is perfect in knowledge? Can you, along with Him, spread out the sky? It is as strong as a mirror of molten metal. Concerning the Almighty, we cannot find Him out. We cannot look upon the majesty which God has upon Him. He is exalted in power. For this reason, men fear Him. Job 37:14, 16, 18, 23, 24
My Maker. Job 36:3
The Lord, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth. Genesis 14:22
Whatever the Lord pleased, that has He done, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps. Psalms 135:6
The kingdom is the Lord’s. He is the Ruler over the nations. Psalms 22:28
God promised before times eternal. Titus 1:2
We who are in this bodily frame groan…, that what is mortal may be swallowed up in life. 2 Corinthians 5:4
From the beginning, before the world was, when there were no ocean depths, when there were no springs abounding with waters, before the mountains and hills were set in place, while as yet the Lord had not made the earth or the fields, nor all the common elements of the world, when He prepared the heavens, when He set a horizon over the face of the ocean, when He made firm the skies above, when He settled securely the fountains of the deep, when He set the boundaries for the oceans so the waters would not overstep the limits He determined, when He marked out the foundations of the earth, I was beside Him, as a Master Workman. I was daily His delight, rejoicing always in His presence. I had delight continually in His habitable earth, and My delight was in mankind. Proverbs 8:23–31 (Note: The Speaker of this portion is designated as, “I, Wisdom.” It is thought by many to have been spoken by the Eternal Son who was “with God in the beginning” and through whom “all things were made.”)
O come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. Psalms 95:6
Worship Him Who made heaven and earth, the sea and the fountains of waters. Revelation 14:7