when He placed the skies above, when the fountains of the ocean gushed forth,
when He set a limit for the sea so that the waters would not violate His command, when He laid out the foundations of the earth.
He enfolds the waters in His clouds, yet the clouds do not burst beneath their weight.
He causes the springs to gush into the valleys; they flow between the mountains.
Praise Him, highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens.
If the clouds are full, they will pour out rain on the earth; whether a tree falls to the south or the north, the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.
Then God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear." And it was so.
Then God said, "Let the earth produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds." And it was so.
They will be lights in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth." And it was so.
Then God said, "Let the earth produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that crawl, and the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so.
The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this?-- even the winds and the sea obey Him!"