22 God is enthroned above the circle of the earth;
its inhabitants are like grasshoppers.(A)
He stretches out the heavens like thin cloth(B)
and spreads them out like a tent to live in.(C)

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This is what God, Yahweh, says—
who created the heavens and stretched them out,(A)
who spread out the earth and what comes from it,(B)
who gives breath to the people on it
and life[a] to those who walk on it(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 42:5 Lit spirit

12 I made the earth,
and created man on it.
It was My hands that stretched out the heavens,(A)
and I commanded all their host.

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18 For this is what the Lord says—
God is the Creator of the heavens.
He formed the earth and made it.
He established it;
He did not create it to be empty,
but formed it to be inhabited(A)
“I am Yahweh,
and there is no other.

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13 But you have forgotten the Lord, your Maker,
who stretched out the heavens
and laid the foundations of the earth.(A)
You are in constant dread all day long
because of the fury of the oppressor,
who has set himself to destroy.
But where is the fury of the oppressor?(B)

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