He alone stretches out the heavens(A)
    and treads on the waves of the sea.(B)

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18 can you join him in spreading out the skies,(A)
    hard as a mirror of cast bronze?(B)

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Psalm 19[a]

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

The heavens(A) declare(B) the glory of God;(C)
    the skies(D) proclaim the work of his hands.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 19:1 In Hebrew texts 19:1-14 is numbered 19:2-15.

The Lord wraps(A) himself in light(B) as with a garment;
    he stretches(C) out the heavens(D) like a tent(E)

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22 He sits enthroned(A) above the circle of the earth,
    and its people are like grasshoppers.(B)
He stretches out the heavens(C) like a canopy,(D)
    and spreads them out like a tent(E) to live in.(F)

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Jerusalem to Be Inhabited

24 “This is what the Lord says—
    your Redeemer,(A) who formed(B) you in the womb:(C)

I am the Lord,
    the Maker of all things,
    who stretches out the heavens,(D)
    who spreads out the earth(E) by myself,

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12 It is I who made the earth(A)
    and created mankind on it.
My own hands stretched out the heavens;(B)
    I marshaled their starry hosts.(C)

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12 But God made(A) the earth(B) by his power;
    he founded the world by his wisdom(C)
    and stretched out the heavens(D) by his understanding.

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Jerusalem’s Enemies to Be Destroyed

12 A prophecy:(A) The word of the Lord concerning Israel.

The Lord, who stretches out the heavens,(B) who lays the foundation of the earth,(C) and who forms the human spirit within a person,(D) declares:

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