Job 26:13
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New International Version
By his breath the skies became fair; his hand pierced the gliding serpent.

King James Bible
By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.

Darby Bible Translation
By his Spirit the heavens are adorned; his hand hath formed the fleeing serpent.

World English Bible
By his Spirit the heavens are garnished. His hand has pierced the swift serpent.

Young's Literal Translation
By His Spirit the heavens He beautified, Formed hath His hand the fleeing serpent.

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By his Spirit he hath garnished the heavens - See the observations below.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

his spirit

Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep...

Psalm 33:6,7 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth...

Psalm 104:30 You send forth your spirit, they are created: and you renew the face of the earth.

the crooked serpent

Psalm 74:13,14 You did divide the sea by your strength: you brake the heads of the dragons in the waters...

Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent...

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world...

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Mosaic Cosmogony.
ON the revival of science in the 16th century, some of the earliest conclusions at which philosophers arrived were found to be at variance with popular and long-established belief. The Ptolemaic system of astronomy, which had then full possession of the minds of men, contemplated the whole visible universe from the earth as the immovable centre of things. Copernicus changed the point of view, and placing the beholder in the sun, at once reduced the earth to an inconspicuous globule, a merely subordinate
Frederick Temple—Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World

Whether the virtues of Heaven Will be Moved when Our Lord Shall Come?
Objection 1: It would seem that the virtues of heaven will not be moved when our Lord shall come. For the virtues of heaven can de. note only the blessed angels. Now immobility is essential to blessedness. Therefore it will be impossible for them to be moved. Objection 2: Further, ignorance is the cause of wonder (Metaph. i, 2). Now ignorance, like fear, is far from the angels, for as Gregory says (Dial. iv, 33; Moral. ii, 3), "what do they not see, who see Him Who sees all." Therefore it will be
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Christian Perfection
"Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect." Phil. 3:12. 1. There is scarce any expression in Holy Writ which has given more offence than this. The word perfect is what many cannot bear. The very sound of it is an abomination to them. And whosoever preaches perfection (as the phrase is,) that is, asserts that it is attainable in this life, runs great hazard of being accounted by them worse than a heathen man or a publican. 2. And hence some have advised, wholly to lay aside
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Of Creation
Heb. xi. 3.--"Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."--Gen. i. 1. "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." We are come down from the Lord's purposes and decrees to the execution of them, which is partly in the works of creation and partly in the works of providence. The Lord having resolved upon it to manifest his own glory did in that due and predeterminate time apply his
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Job 9:8
He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.

Isaiah 27:1
In that day, the LORD will punish with his sword-- his fierce, great and powerful sword-- Leviathan the gliding serpent, Leviathan the coiling serpent; he will slay the monster of the sea.

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