100 Bible Verses about Firmament

Genesis 1:6 ESV / 35 helpful votes

And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”

Psalm 19:1 ESV / 26 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Genesis 1:14 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years,

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 23 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...

Job 37:18 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Can you, like him, spread out the skies, hard as a cast metal mirror?

Genesis 1:8 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

Genesis 1:6-8 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

Psalm 104:5 ESV / 18 helpful votes

He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved.

Genesis 1:20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”

Psalm 148:4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!

Daniel 12:3 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

Isaiah 40:22 ESV / 15 helpful votes

It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;

Genesis 1:2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Amos 9:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Who builds his upper chambers in the heavens and founds his vault upon the earth; who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the surface of the earth— the Lord is his name.

Proverbs 8:27 ESV / 13 helpful votes

When he established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,

Psalm 19:4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun,

Job 26:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

He stretches out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing.

Genesis 7:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened.

Genesis 1:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so.

Exodus 24:10 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness.

Genesis 1:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,

Job 22:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Thick clouds veil him, so that he does not see, and he walks on the vault of heaven.’

1 Chronicles 16:30 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Tremble before him, all the earth; yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.

Jeremiah 51:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

When he utters his voice there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, and he brings forth the wind from his storehouses.

Psalm 19:4-6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

Job 38:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.

Job 26:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.

Genesis 2:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.

Isaiah 45:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I made the earth and created man on it; it was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host.

Psalm 136:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

To him who spread out the earth above the waters, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Ezekiel 1:22 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Over the heads of the living creatures there was the likeness of an expanse, shining like awe-inspiring crystal, spread out above their heads.

Psalm 150:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens!

Psalm 93:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Revelation 3:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.

Ezekiel 10:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then I looked, and behold, on the expanse that was over the heads of the cherubim there appeared above them something like a sapphire, in appearance like a throne.

Ezekiel 1:26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And above the expanse over their heads there was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like sapphire; and seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness with a human appearance.

Isaiah 66:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest?

Job 37:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Under the whole heaven he lets it go, and his lightning to the corners of the earth.

Revelation 7:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow on earth or sea or against any tree.

Hebrews 11:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

Hebrews 1:1-14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”? Or again, “I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son”? ...

John 3:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.

Daniel 8:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

It grew great, even to the host of heaven. And some of the host and some of the stars it threw down to the ground and trampled on them.

Jeremiah 10:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.

Isaiah 48:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand forth together.

Isaiah 45:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited!): “I am the Lord, and there is no other.

Psalm 102:25 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.

Psalm 96:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns! Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.”

Nehemiah 9:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.

Exodus 20:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

Genesis 6:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Make a roof for the ark, and finish it to a cubit above, and set the door of the ark in its side. Make it with lower, second, and third decks.

Genesis 1:31 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Genesis 1:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so.

Genesis 1:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

Revelation 20:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea.

1 Corinthians 15:52 ESV / 5 helpful votes

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.

Mark 13:27 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.

Malachi 3:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

Ezekiel 1:25 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And there came a voice from above the expanse over their heads. When they stood still, they let down their wings.

Ezekiel 1:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And under the expanse their wings were stretched out straight, one toward another. And each creature had two wings covering its body.

Jeremiah 51:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.

Psalm 115:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The heavens are the Lord's heavens, but the earth he has given to the children of man.

Psalm 104:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent.

Joshua 10:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

At that time Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord gave the Amorites over to the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, “Sun, stand still at Gibeon, and moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.”

Exodus 31:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

It is a sign forever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.’”

Exodus 24:9-11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up, and they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness. And he did not lay his hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; they beheld God, and ate and drank.

Revelation 21:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.

Hebrews 4:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God,

Luke 23:43 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

Zechariah 12:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The burden of the word of the Lord concerning Israel: Thus declares the Lord, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the spirit of man within him:

Daniel 4:10-11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The visions of my head as I lay in bed were these: I saw, and behold, a tree in the midst of the earth, and its height was great. The tree grew and became strong, and its top reached to heaven, and it was visible to the end of the whole earth.

Isaiah 29:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And I will encamp against you all around, and will besiege you with towers and I will raise siegeworks against you.

Isaiah 24:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He who flees at the sound of the terror shall fall into the pit, and he who climbs out of the pit shall be caught in the snare. For the windows of heaven are opened, and the foundations of the earth tremble.

Job 38:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

It is changed like clay under the seal, and its features stand out like a garment.

Hebrews 1:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands;

Matthew 24:29 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Jeremiah 10:12-13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens. When he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, and he brings forth the wind from his storehouses.

Song of Solomon 8:1-14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Oh that you were like a brother to me who nursed at my mother's breasts! If I found you outside, I would kiss you, and none would despise me. I would lead you and bring you into the house of my mother— she who used to teach me. I would give you spiced wine to drink, the juice of my pomegranate. His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me! I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases. Who is that coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved? Under the apple tree I awakened you. There your mother was in labor with you; there she who bore you was in labor. ...

Job 38:22-26 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, which I have reserved for the time of trouble, for the day of battle and war? What is the way to the place where the light is distributed, or where the east wind is scattered upon the earth? “Who has cleft a channel for the torrents of rain and a way for the thunderbolt, to bring rain on a land where no man is, on the desert in which there is no man,

Job 37:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

He loads the thick cloud with moisture; the clouds scatter his lightning.

Job 26:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The pillars of heaven tremble and are astounded at his rebuke.

Job 26:7-8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

He stretches out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing. He binds up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not split open under them.

Genesis 8:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained,

Revelation 5:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.”

Hebrews 12:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,

2 Corinthians 12:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows.

Daniel 8:1-27 ESV / 2 helpful votes

In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar a vision appeared to me, Daniel, after that which appeared to me at the first. And I saw in the vision; and when I saw, I was in Susa the capital, which is in the province of Elam. And I saw in the vision, and I was at the Ulai canal. I raised my eyes and saw, and behold, a ram standing on the bank of the canal. It had two horns, and both horns were high, but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. I saw the ram charging westward and northward and southward. No beast could stand before him, and there was no one who could rescue from his power. He did as he pleased and became great. As I was considering, behold, a male goat came from the west across the face of the whole earth, without touching the ground. And the goat had a conspicuous horn between his eyes. ...

Psalm 136:5-6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

To him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who spread out the earth above the waters, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 33:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.

Psalm 14:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.

Job 26:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

By his wind the heavens were made fair; his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.

Job 9:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Who alone stretched out the heavens and trampled the waves of the sea;

Deuteronomy 33:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

A firstborn bull—he has majesty, and his horns are the horns of a wild ox; with them he shall gore the peoples, all of them, to the ends of the earth; they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.”

Genesis 9:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

Genesis 7:11-12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened. And rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Genesis 1:14-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so.

Genesis 1:14-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,

Genesis 1:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

Genesis 1:9-10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

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