Psalm 33:6
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New International Version
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

By the word of the Lord were the heavens made - This is illustrated in the Psalm 33:9 verse: "He spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast." This evidently refers to the account of the creation, as it stands in the first chapter of Genesis.

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Psalm 33:9 For he spoke, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

Psalm 148:1-5 Praise you the LORD. Praise you the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights...

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing...

John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...

Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God...

2 Peter 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old...

the host

Psalm 148:2,3 Praise you him, all his angels: praise you him, all his hosts...

Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

Deuteronomy 4:19 And lest you lift up your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven...

Jeremiah 8:2 And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served...

Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

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

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Job 26:13 By his spirit he has garnished the heavens; his hand has formed the crooked serpent.

Job 33:4 The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life.

John 20:22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, Receive you the Holy Ghost:

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The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Material Universe.
There are many who think of the work of the Holy Spirit as limited to man. But God reveals to us in His Word that the Holy Spirit's work has a far wider scope than this. We are taught in the Bible that the Holy Spirit has a threefold work in the material universe. I. The creation of the material universe and of man is effected through the agency of the Holy Spirit. We read in Ps. xxxiii. 6, "By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth." We
R. A. Torrey—The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit

The Mercy of God
The next attribute is God's goodness or mercy. Mercy is the result and effect of God's goodness. Psa 33:5. So then this is the next attribute, God's goodness or mercy. The most learned of the heathens thought they gave their god Jupiter two golden characters when they styled him good and great. Both these meet in God, goodness and greatness, majesty and mercy. God is essentially good in himself and relatively good to us. They are both put together in Psa 119:98. Thou art good, and doest good.' This
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

"Nineveh, that Great City"
Among the cities of the ancient world in the days of divided Israel one of the greatest was Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian realm. Founded on the fertile bank of the Tigris, soon after the dispersion from the tower of Babel, it had flourished through the centuries until it had become "an exceeding great city of three days' journey." Jonah 3:3. In the time of its temporal prosperity Nineveh was a center of crime and wickedness. Inspiration has characterized it as "the bloody city, . . . full
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

The Host of Heaven and of Earth.
"The Spirit of God hath made me."--Job xxxiii. 4. Understanding somewhat the characteristic note of the work of the Holy Spirit, let us see what this work was and is and shall be. The Father brings forth, the Son disposes and arranges, the Holy Spirit perfects. There is one God and Father of whom are all things, and one Lord Jesus Christ through whom are all things; but what does the Scripture say of the special work the Holy Spirit did in creation and is still doing? For the sake of order we examine
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Cross References
Hebrews 11:3
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Genesis 1:3
And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

Genesis 1:6
And God said, "Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water."

Genesis 2:1
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.

2 Chronicles 2:12
And Hiram added: "Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, who made heaven and earth! He has given King David a wise son, endowed with intelligence and discernment, who will build a temple for the LORD and a palace for himself.

Psalm 104:30
When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground.

Psalm 148:5
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for at his command they were created,

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