New American Standard Bible
Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.
King James Bible
Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
Darby Bible Translation
Covering thyself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent-curtain; --
World English Bible
He covers himself with light as with a garment. He stretches out the heavens like a curtain.
Young's Literal Translation
Covering himself with light as a garment, Stretching out the heavens as a curtain,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment - Referring to the first work of creation Genesis 1:3, "And God said, Let there be light, and there was light." He seemed to put on light as a garment; he himself appeared as if invested with light. It was the first "manifestation" of God. He seemed at once to have put on light as his robe.
Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain - As an expanse spread over us. The word used here means a curtain or hanging, so called from its tremulous motion, from a word meaning to tremble. Thus it is applied to a curtain before a door; to a tent, etc. It is applied here to the heavens, as they seem to be "spread out" like the curtains of a tent, as if God had spread them out for a tent for himself to dwell in. See the notes at Isaiah 40:22.
LibraryOf Good Angels
"Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?" Heb. 1:14. 1. Many of the ancient Heathens had (probably from tradition) some notion of good and evil angels. They had some conception of a superior order of beings, between men and God, whom the Greeks generally termed demons, (knowing ones,) and the Romans, genii. Some of these they supposed to be kind and benevolent, delighting in doing good; others, to be malicious and cruel, delighting in …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
Seventh Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, How Manifold are Thy Works; in Wisdom Hast Thou Made them All; the Earth is Full of Thy Riches.
Epistle xvii. To Felix, Bishop of Messana.
The Host of Heaven and of Earth.
1 Timothy 6:16
who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.
A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars;
Who alone stretches out the heavens And tramples down the waves of the sea;
"Can you, with Him, spread out the skies, Strong as a molten mirror?
From the brightness before Him passed His thick clouds, Hailstones and coals of fire.
Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their utterances to the end of the world. In them He has placed a tent for the sun,
They stand this day according to Your ordinances, For all things are Your servants.
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