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Second creative day[]

Long ago there were heavens and an earth
Standing firmly out of water
And in the midst of water by the word of God; (2 Peter 3:5)

Then God said: “Let there be an expanse between the waters, and let there be a division between the waters and the waters.” Then God went on to make the expanse and divided the waters beneath the expanse from the waters above the expanse. And it was so. God called the expanse Heaven.[1] And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. (Genesis 1:6-8)

[1] Or "Sky." [NWT]

Job Chapter 26[]

Job's reply to Bildad
[1] Job said in reply:
[2] “How you have helped the one with no power!
How you have saved the arm that has no strength!
[3] What great advice you have given to the one lacking wisdom!
How freely* you have revealed your practical wisdom!
[4] To whom are you trying to speak,
And who inspired you to say such things?
[5] Those who are powerless in death tremble;
They are even lower than the waters and their inhabitants.
[6] The Grave* is naked in front of God,
And the place of destruction lies uncovered.
[7] He stretches out the northern sky over empty space,
Suspending the earth upon nothing;
[8] He wraps up the waters in his clouds,
So that the clouds do not burst under their weight;
[9] He shuts off the view of his throne,
Spreading out his cloud over it.
[10] He marks out the horizon on the surface of the waters;
He makes a boundary between light and darkness.
[11] The very pillars of heaven shake;
They are stunned by his rebuke.
[12] He stirs up the sea with his power,
And by his understanding he breaks the sea monster* to pieces.
[13] With his breath* he makes the skies clear;
His hand pierces the elusive serpent.
[14] Look! These are just the fringes of his ways;
Only a faint whisper has been heard of him!
So who can understand his mighty thunder?”

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