He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
for He laid its foundation on the seas and established it on the rivers.
He wraps Himself in light as if it were a robe, spreading out the sky like a canopy,
laying the beams of His palace on the waters [above], making the clouds His chariot, walking on the wings of the wind,
and making the winds His messengers, flames of fire His servants.
He established the earth on its foundations; it will never be shaken.
I was formed before ancient times, from the beginning, before the earth began.
I was brought forth when there were no watery depths and no springs filled with water.
I was brought forth before the mountains and hills were established,
before He made the land, the fields, or the first soil on earth.
I was there when He established the heavens, when He laid out the horizon on the surface of the ocean,
God is enthroned above the circle of the earth; its inhabitants are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like thin cloth and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
Look up and see: who created these? He brings out the starry host by number; He calls all of them by name. Because of His great power and strength, not one of them is missing.
This is what God the LORD says-- who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and life to those who walk on it--