New American Standard Bible
"It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands And I ordained all their host.
King James Bible
I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
Darby Bible Translation
It is I that have made the earth, and created man upon it; it is I, my hands, that have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
World English Bible
I have made the earth, and created man on it. I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens; and I have commanded all their army.
Young's Literal Translation
I made earth, and man on it prepared, I -- My hands stretched out the heavens, And all their host I have commanded.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I have made the earth - God here asserts that he had made all things, doubtless with a view to show that he was able to hear their cry, and to grant an answer to their requests. His agency was visible everywhere, alike in forming and sustaining all things, and in raising up for them a deliverer. They might, therefore, go before him with confidence, and spread out all their needs.
Have stretched out the heavens - (See the notes at Isaiah 40:26).
And all their host - The stars (see the notes at Isaiah 40:26).
Have I commanded - All are under my direction and control. What more can be needed by his people than the friendship and protection of him who made the heavens and the earth, and who leads on the stars!
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I shall note this morning, in addressing you, that since the Lord creates darkness as well as light; first of all, eclipses of every kind are part of God's way of governing the world; in the second place, we shall notice that since God creates the darkness as well as the light, we may conclude beyond a doubt that he has a design in the eclipse--in the darkness as well as the light; and then, thirdly, we shall notice that as all things that God has created, whether they be light or whether they be …
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Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts.
"Indeed, ask now concerning the former days which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and inquire from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything been done like this great thing, or has anything been heard like it?
"Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, 'The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
"You alone are the LORD. You have made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before You.
"Can you, with Him, spread out the skies, Strong as a molten mirror?
Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.
"O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, who is enthroned above the cherubim, You are the God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.
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