New American Standard Bible
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.
King James Bible
By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
Darby Bible Translation
By the word of Jehovah were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
World English Bible
By Yahweh's word, the heavens were made; all their army by the breath of his mouth.
Young's Literal Translation
By the word of Jehovah The heavens have been made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Were the heavens made - That is, the starry heavens; the worlds above us: Genesis 1:1.
And all the host of them - All their "armies." The stars are represented as armies or marshalled hosts, led forth at his command, and under his direction - as armies are led forth in war. See Genesis 2:1; compare the notes at Isaiah 1:9.
By the breath of his mouth - By his word or command - as our words issue from our mouths with our breath. The idea here is, that God is the Creator of all things; and, as such, has a claim to praise; or, that as Creator he is entitled to adoration. To this he is entitled from the fact that he has made all things, and from the "manner" in which it has been done - the wisdom, power, goodness, skill, with which it has been accomplished.
LibraryThe Indwelling and Outgoing Works of God.
"And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth."--Psalm xxxiii. 6. The thorough and clear-headed theologians of the most flourishing periods of the Church used to distinguish between the indwelling and outgoing works of God. The same distinction exists to some extent in nature. The lion watching his prey differs widely from the lion resting among his whelps. See the blazing eye, the lifted head, the strained muscles and panting breath. One can see that the crouching lion is laboring intensely. …
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit
The Providence of God
The Power of God
By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.
Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
Then God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters."
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts.
2 Chronicles 2:12
Then Huram continued, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who has made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son, endowed with discretion and understanding, who will build a house for the LORD and a royal palace for himself.
You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the ground.
Let them praise the name of the LORD, For He commanded and they were created.
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