“Where were you when I (A)laid the foundation of the earth?
    Tell me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
    Or who stretched the line upon it?
On what were its bases sunk,
    or who laid its cornerstone,
when the morning stars (B)sang together
    and all (C)the sons of God (D)shouted for joy?

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By (A)the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
    and by (B)the breath of his mouth all (C)their host.

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to him who (A)by understanding (B)made the heavens,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;

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Thus says God, the Lord,
    who created the heavens (A)and stretched them out,
    who spread out the earth and what comes from it,
(B)who gives breath to the people on it
    and spirit to those who walk in it:

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

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The Word Became Flesh

(A)In the beginning was (B)the Word, and (C)the Word was with God, and (D)the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. (E)All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

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15 “Men, (A)why are you doing these things? We also are men, (B)of like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that (C)you should turn from these (D)vain things to (E)a living God, (F)who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.

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24 (A)The God who made the world and everything in it, being (B)Lord of heaven and earth, (C)does not live in temples made by man,[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 17:24 Greek made by hands

16 For by[a] him all things were created, (A)in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether (B)thrones or (C)dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created (D)through him and for him. 17 And (E)he is before all things, and in him all things (F)hold together.

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 1:16 That is, by means of; or in

10 And,

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

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

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11 (A)“Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
    to receive glory and honor and power,
for (B)you created all things,
    and (C)by your will they existed and were created.”

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