Gen 1:1

(NIV)
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
(ESV)
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Gen 1:8

(NIV)
God called the vault ‘sky’. And there was evening, and there was morning – the second day.
(ESV)
And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

Gen 1:9

(NIV)
And God said, ‘Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.’ And it was so.
(ESV)
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.

Gen 1:14

(NIV)
And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years,
(ESV)
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,

Gen 1:15

(NIV)
and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.’ And it was so.
(ESV)
and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so.

Gen 1:17

(NIV)
God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth,
(ESV)
And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,

Gen 1:20

(NIV)
And God said, ‘Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.’
(ESV)
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.”

Gen 1:26

(NIV)
Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’
(ESV)
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Gen 1:28

(NIV)
God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’
(ESV)
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Gen 1:30

(NIV)
And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give every green plant for food.’ And it was so.
(ESV)
And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.

Gen 2:1

(NIV)
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
(ESV)
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

Gen 2:4

(NIV)
This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.

(ESV)
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.

Gen 2:19

(NIV)
Now the  Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.
(ESV)
Now out of the ground the  Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.

Gen 2:20

(NIV)
So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.

But for Adam no suitable helper was found.
(ESV)
The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him.

Gen 6:7

(NIV)
So the  Lord said, ‘I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created – and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground – for I regret that I have made them.’
(ESV)
So the  Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.”

Gen 6:17

(NIV)
I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish.
(ESV)
For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die.

Gen 7:3

(NIV)
and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.
(ESV)
and seven pairs of the birds of the heavens also, male and female, to keep their offspring alive on the face of all the earth.

Gen 7:11

(NIV)
In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month – on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.
(ESV)
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.

Gen 7:19

(NIV)
They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered.
(ESV)
And the waters prevailed so mightily on the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered.

Gen 7:23

(NIV)
Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.

(ESV)
He blotted out every living thing that was on the face of the ground, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens. They were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ark.

Gen 8:2

(NIV)
Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky.
(ESV)
The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the rain from the heavens was restrained,

Gen 9:2

(NIV)
The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands.
(ESV)
The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered.

Gen 11:4

(NIV)
Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.’

(ESV)
Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.”

Gen 14:19

(NIV)
and he blessed Abram, saying,

‘Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
Creator of heaven and earth.
(ESV)
And he blessed him and said,

Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
Possessor of heaven and earth;

Gen 14:22

(NIV)
But Abram said to the king of Sodom, ‘With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the  Lord, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,
(ESV)
But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have lifted my hand to the  Lord, God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth,

Gen 15:5

(NIV)
He took him outside and said, ‘Look up at the sky and count the stars – if indeed you can count them.’ Then he said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.’

(ESV)
And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”

Gen 19:24

(NIV)
Then the  Lord rained down burning sulphur on Sodom and Gomorrah – from the  Lord out of the heavens.
(ESV)
Then the  Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the  Lord out of heaven.

Gen 21:17

(NIV)
God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, ‘What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there.
(ESV)
And God heard the voice of the boy, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What troubles you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the boy where he is.

Gen 22:11

(NIV)
But the angel of the  Lord called out to him from heaven, ‘Abraham! Abraham!’

‘Here I am,’ he replied.

(ESV)
But the angel of the  Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”

Gen 22:15

(NIV)
The angel of the  Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time
(ESV)
And the angel of the  Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven

Gen 22:17

(NIV)
I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,
(ESV)
I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies,

Gen 24:3

(NIV)
I want you to swear by the  Lord, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living,
(ESV)
that I may make you swear by the  Lord, the God of heaven and God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell,

Gen 24:7

(NIV)
‘The  Lord, the God of heaven, who brought me out of my father’s household and my native land and who spoke to me and promised me on oath, saying, “To your offspring I will give this land” – he will send his angel before you so that you can get a wife for my son from there.
(ESV)
The  Lord, the God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and from the land of my kindred, and who spoke to me and swore to me, ‘To your offspring I will give this land,’ he will send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there.

Gen 26:4

(NIV)
I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed,
(ESV)
I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands. And in your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed,

Gen 27:28

(NIV)
May God give you heaven’s dew
and earth’s richness –
an abundance of grain and new wine.
(ESV)
May God give you of the dew of heaven
and of the fatness of the earth
and plenty of grain and wine.

Gen 27:39

(NIV)
His father Isaac answered him,

‘Your dwelling will be
away from the earth’s richness,
away from the dew of heaven above.
(ESV)
Then Isaac his father answered and said to him:

Behold, away from the fatness of the earth shall your dwelling be,
and away from the dew of heaven on high.

Gen 28:12

(NIV)
He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
(ESV)
And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!

Gen 28:17

(NIV)
He was afraid and said, ‘How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.’

(ESV)
And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.”

Gen 49:25

(NIV)
because of your father’s God, who helps you,
because of the Almighty, who blesses you
with blessings of the skies above,
blessings of the deep springs below,
blessings of the breast and womb.
(ESV)
by the God of your father who will help you,
by the Almighty who will bless you
with blessings of heaven above,
blessings of the deep that crouches beneath,
blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

Exod 9:8

(NIV)
Then the  Lord said to Moses and Aaron, ‘Take handfuls of soot from a furnace and let Moses toss it into the air in the presence of Pharaoh.
(ESV)
And the  Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Take handfuls of soot from the kiln, and let Moses throw them in the air in the sight of Pharaoh.

Exod 9:10

(NIV)
So they took soot from a furnace and stood before Pharaoh. Moses tossed it into the air, and festering boils broke out on people and animals.
(ESV)
So they took soot from the kiln and stood before Pharaoh. And Moses threw it in the air, and it became boils breaking out in sores on man and beast.

Exod 9:22

(NIV)
Then the  Lord said to Moses, ‘Stretch out your hand towards the sky so that hail will fall all over Egypt – on people and animals and on everything growing in the fields of Egypt.’
(ESV)
Then the  Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, so that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, on man and beast and every plant of the field, in the land of Egypt.”

Exod 9:23

(NIV)
When Moses stretched out his staff towards the sky, the  Lord sent thunder and hail, and lightning flashed down to the ground. So the  Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt;
(ESV)
Then Moses stretched out his staff toward heaven, and the  Lord sent thunder and hail, and fire ran down to the earth. And the  Lord rained hail upon the land of Egypt.

Exod 10:21

(NIV)
Then the  Lord said to Moses, ‘Stretch out your hand towards the sky so that darkness spreads over Egypt – darkness that can be felt.’
(ESV)
Then the  Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, a darkness to be felt.”

Exod 10:22

(NIV)
So Moses stretched out his hand towards the sky, and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days.
(ESV)
So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was pitch darkness in all the land of Egypt three days.

Exod 16:4

(NIV)
Then the  Lord said to Moses, ‘I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.
(ESV)
Then the  Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not.

Exod 17:14

(NIV)
Then the  Lord said to Moses, ‘Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out the name of Amalek from under heaven.’

(ESV)
Then the  Lord said to Moses, “Write this as a memorial in a book and recite it in the ears of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.”

Exod 20:4

(NIV)
‘You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.
(ESV)
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Exod 20:11

(NIV)
For in six days the  Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the  Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
(ESV)
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.

Exod 20:22

(NIV)
Then the  Lord said to Moses, ‘Tell the Israelites this: “You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven:
(ESV)
And the  Lord said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the people of Israel: ‘You have seen for yourselves that I have talked with you from heaven.

Exod 24:10

(NIV)
and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of lapis lazuli, as bright blue as the sky.
(ESV)
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.

Exod 31:17

(NIV)
It will be a sign between me and the Israelites for ever, for in six days the  Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.”’

(ESV)
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.’”

Exod 32:13

(NIV)
Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self: “I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land I promised them, and it will be their inheritance for ever.”’
(ESV)
Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said to them, ‘I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have promised I will give to your offspring, and they shall inherit it forever.’”

Lev 26:19

(NIV)
I will break down your stubborn pride and make the sky above you like iron and the ground beneath you like bronze.
(ESV)
and I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.

Deut 1:10

(NIV)
The  Lord your God has increased your numbers so that today you are as numerous as the stars in the sky.
(ESV)
The  Lord your God has multiplied you, and behold, you are today as numerous as the stars of heaven.

Deut 1:28

(NIV)
Where can we go? Our brothers have made our hearts melt in fear. They say, “The people are stronger and taller than we are; the cities are large, with walls up to the sky. We even saw the Anakites there.”’

(ESV)
Where are we going up? Our brothers have made our hearts melt, saying “The people are greater and taller than we. The cities are great and fortified up to heaven. And besides, we have seen the sons of the Anakim there.”’

Deut 2:25

(NIV)
This very day I will begin to put the terror and fear of you on all the nations under heaven. They will hear reports of you and will tremble and be in anguish because of you.’

(ESV)
This day I will begin to put the dread and fear of you on the peoples who are under the whole heaven, who shall hear the report of you and shall tremble and be in anguish because of you.’

Deut 3:24

(NIV)
‘Sovereign  Lord, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works you do?
(ESV)
‘O Lord  God, you have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as yours?

Deut 4:11

(NIV)
You came near and stood at the foot of the mountain while it blazed with fire to the very heavens, with black clouds and deep darkness.
(ESV)
And you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, while the mountain burned with fire to the heart of heaven, wrapped in darkness, cloud, and gloom.

Deut 4:17

(NIV)
or like any animal on earth or any bird that flies in the air,
(ESV)
the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the air,
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