“Heavens” in the old and new testaments
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:9 Then God said, ” Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.
Genesis 1:14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;
Genesis 1:15 and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.
Genesis 1:17 God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,
Genesis 1:20 Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.”
Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts.
Genesis 7:19 The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains everywhere under the heavens were covered. NASU
Genesis 15:5 And He took him outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, ” So shall your descendants be.” NASU
Genesis 22:17 indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies. NASU
Exodus 20:11 ” For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.
Exodus 32:13 “Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants to whom You swore by Yourself, and said to them, ‘I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heavens, and all this land of which I have spoken I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.'” NASU
Deuteronomy 2:25 ‘This day I will begin to put the dread and fear of you upon the peoples everywhere under the heavens, who, when they hear the report of you, will tremble and be in anguish because of you.’
Deuteronomy 4:11 “You came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire to the very heart of the heavens: darkness, cloud and thick gloom.
Deuteronomy 4:32 “Indeed, ask now concerning the former days which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and inquire from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything been done like this great thing, or has anything been heard like it? NASU
Deuteronomy 4:36 ” Out of the heavens He let you hear His voice to discipline you; and on earth He let you see His great fire, and you heard His words from the midst of the fire.
Deuteronomy 11:17 “Or the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and He will shut up the heavens so that there will be no rain and the ground will not yield its fruit; and you will perish quickly from the good land which the LORD is giving you.
Deuteronomy 11:21 so that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens remain above the earth.
Deuteronomy 28:12 “The LORD will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. NASU
Deuteronomy 31:28 “Assemble to me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, that I may speak these words in their hearing and call the heavens and the earth to witness against them. NASU
Deuteronomy 32:1″ Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak; And let the earth hear the words of my mouth.
Deuteronomy 33:26 ” There is none like the God of Jeshurun, Who rides the heavens to your help, And through the skies in His majesty.
Deuteronomy 33:28 ” So Israel dwells in security, The fountain of Jacob secluded,
In a land of grain and new wine; His heavens also drop down dew.
Judges 5:4 “LORD, when You went out from Seir, When You marched from the field of Edom, The earth quaked, the heavens also dripped, Even the clouds dripped water.
1 Samuel 2:10 ” Those who contend with the LORD will be shattered; Against them He will thunder in the heavens, The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; And He will give strength to His king, And will exalt the horn of His anointed.”
2 Samuel 22:10 “He bowed the heavens also, and came down With thick darkness under His feet.
1 Kings 8:35 ” When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain, because they have sinned against You, and they pray toward this place and confess Your name and turn from their sin when You afflict them, NASU
1 Kings 14:11 ” Anyone belonging to Jeroboam who dies in the city the dogs will eat. And he who dies in the field the birds of the heavens will eat; for the LORD has spoken it.”‘ NASU
1 Kings 16:4 ” Anyone of Baasha who dies in the city the dogs will eat, and anyone of his who dies in the field the birds of the heavens will eat.”
1 Chronicles 16:26 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens.
1 Chronicles 16:31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; And let them say among the nations, ” The LORD reigns.”
1 Chronicles 29:11 ” Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. NASU
2 Chronicles 2:6 “But who is able to build a house for Him, for the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain Him? So who am I, that I should build a house for Him, except to burn incense before Him? NASU
2 Chronicles 6:26 “When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against You, and they pray toward this place and confess Your name, and turn from their sin when You afflict them; NASU
2 Chronicles 7:13 ” If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, NASU
2 Chronicles 20:6 and he said, “O LORD, the God of our fathers, are You not God in the heavens? And are You not ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in Your hand so that no one can stand against You. NASU
Ezra 9:6 and I said, “O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to You, my God, for our iniquities have risen above our heads and our guilt has grown even to the heavens. NASU
Nehemiah 1:9 but if you return to Me and keep My commandments and do them, though those of you who have been scattered were in the most remote part of the heavens, I will gather them from there and will bring them to the place where I have chosen to cause My name to dwell.’ NASU
Job 9:8 Who alone stretches out the heavens And tramples down the waves of the sea;
Job 11:8 “They are high as the heavens, what can you do? Deeper than Sheol, what can you know?
Job 12:7 “But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you; And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.
Job 14:12 So man lies down and does not rise. Until the heavens are no longer, He will not awake nor be aroused out of his sleep.
Job 15:15 “Behold, He puts no trust in His holy ones, And the heavens are not pure in His sight;
Job 20:6 “Though his loftiness reaches the heavens, And his head touches the clouds,
Job 20:27 “The heavens will reveal his iniquity, And the earth will rise up against him.
Job 26:13 “By His breath the heavens are cleared; His hand has pierced the fleeing serpent.
Job 28:24 “For He looks to the ends of the earth And sees everything under the heavens.
Job 35:5 ” Look at the heavens and see; And behold the clouds–they are higher than you.
Job 35:11 Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth And makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?’
Job 38:33 “Do you know the ordinances of the heavens, Or fix their rule over the earth?
Job 38:37 “Who can count the clouds by wisdom, Or tip the water jars of the heavens,
Psalms 2:4 He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them.
Psalms 8:1 O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!
Psalms 8:3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
Psalms 8:8 The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
Psalms 18:9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down With thick darkness under His feet.
Psalms 18:13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, And the Most High uttered His voice, Hailstones and coals of fire.
Psalms 19:1The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Psalms 19:6 Its rising is from one end of the heavens, And its circuit to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
Psalms 33:6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.
Psalms 36:5 Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Psalms 50:4 He summons the heavens above, And the earth, to judge His people:
Psalms 50:6 And the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is judge. Selah.
Psalms 57:5 Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth.
Psalms 57:10 For Your lovingkindness is great to the heavens And Your truth to the clouds.
Psalms 57:11 Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth.
Psalms 68:8 The earth quaked; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
Psalms 68:33 To Him who rides upon the highest heavens, which are from ancient times;
Behold, He speaks forth with His voice, a mighty voice.
Psalms 71:19 For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?
Psalms 73:9 They have set their mouth against the heavens, And their tongue parades through the earth.
Psalms 78:26 26 He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens And by His power He directed the south wind.
Psalms 79:2 They have given the dead bodies of Your servants for food to the birds of the heavens, The flesh of Your godly ones to the beasts of the earth.
Psalms 89:2 For I have said, ” Lovingkindness will be built up forever; In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness.”
Psalms 89:5 The heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
Psalms 89:11 The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all it contains, You have founded them.
Psalms 96:5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens.
Psalms 96:11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; Let the sea roar, and all it contains;
Psalms 97:6 The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His glory.
Psalms 102:25 “Of old You founded the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
Psalms 103:11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.
Psalms 103:19 The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all.
Psalms 104:12 Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; They lift up their voices among the branches.
Psalms 107:26 They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; Their soul melted away in their misery.
Psalms 108:4 For Your lovingkindness is great above the heavens, And Your truth reaches to the skies.
Psalms 108:5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, And Your glory above all the earth.
Psalms 113:4 The LORD is high above all nations; His glory is above the heavens.
Psalms 115:3 But our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases.
Psalms 115:16 The heavens are the heavens of the LORD, But the earth He has given to the sons of men.
Psalms 123:1 To You I lift up my eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens!
Psalms 136:5To Him who made the heavens with skill, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
Psalms 144:5 Bow Your heavens, O LORD, and come down; Touch the mountains, that they may smoke.
Psalms 147:8 Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth,
Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
Psalms 148:1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights!
Psalms 148:4 Praise Him, highest heavens, And the waters that are above the heavens!
Proverbs 3:19 The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens.
Proverbs 8:27 “When He established the heavens, I was there,
When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep,
Proverbs 23:5 When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.
Proverbs 25:3 As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.
Ecclesiastes 10:20 Furthermore, in your bedchamber do not curse a king, and in your sleeping rooms do not curse a rich man, for a bird of the heavens will carry the sound and the winged creature will make the matter known.
Isaiah 1:2 Listen, O heavens, and hear, O earth; For the LORD speaks, ” Sons I have reared and brought up, But they have revolted against Me.
Isaiah 13:13 Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, And the earth will be shaken from its place At the fury of the LORD of hosts In the day of His burning anger.
Isaiah 40:12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, And marked off the heavens by the span, And calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, And weighed the mountains in a balance And the hills in a pair of scales?
Isaiah 40:22 It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.
Isaiah 42:5 Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out,
Who spread out the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people on it
And spirit to those who walk in it,
Isaiah 44:23 Shout for joy, O heavens, for the LORD has done it! Shout joyfully, you lower parts of the earth; Break forth into a shout of joy, you mountains, O forest, and every tree in it; For the LORD has redeemed Jacob And in Israel He shows forth His glory.
Isaiah 44:24 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, “I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself
And spreading out the earth all alone,
Isaiah 45:8 God’s Supreme Power ” Drip down, O heavens, from above, And let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, And righteousness spring up with it. I, the LORD, have created it.
Isaiah 45:12 “It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands And I ordained all their host.
Isaiah 45:18 For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited), “I am the LORD, and there is none else.
Isaiah 48:13 “Surely My hand founded the earth, And My right hand spread out the heavens; When I call to them, they stand together.
Isaiah 49:13 Shout for joy, O heavens! And rejoice, O earth! Break forth into joyful shouting, O mountains! For theLORD has comforted His people And will have compassion on His afflicted.
Isaiah 50:3 “I clothe the heavens with blackness And make sackcloth their covering.”
Isaiah 51:13 That you have forgotten the LORD your Maker, Who stretched out the heavens And laid the foundations of the earth, That you fear continually all day long because of the fury of the oppressor, As he makes ready to destroy? But where is the fury of the oppressor?
Isaiah 51:16 “I have put My words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of My hand, to establish the heavens, to found the earth, and to say to Zion, ‘You are My people.'”
Isaiah 55:9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 64:1 Oh, that You would rend the heavens and come down, That the mountains might quake at Your presence–
Isaiah 65:17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind.
Isaiah 66:22 “For just as the new heavens and the new earth Which I make will endure before Me,” declares the LORD, “So your offspring and your name will endure.
Jeremiah 2:12 “Be appalled, O heavens, at this, And shudder, be very desolate,” declares the LORD.
Jeremiah 4:23 I looked on the earth, and behold, it was formless and void; And to the heavens, and they had no light.
Jeremiah 4:25 I looked, and behold, there was no man, And all the birds of the heavens had fled.
Jeremiah 4:28 “For this the earth shall mourn And the heavens above be dark,
Because I have spoken, I have purposed, And I will not change My mind, nor will I turn from it.”
Jeremiah 10:2 Thus says the LORD, ” Do not learn the way of the nations, And do not be terrified by the signs of the heavens Although the nations are terrified by them;
Jeremiah 10:11 Thus you shall say to them, “The gods that did not make the heavens and the earth will perish from the earth and from under the heavens.”
Jeremiah 10:12 It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens.
Jeremiah 10:13 When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens,
And He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain, And brings out the wind from His storehouses.
Jeremiah 14:22 Are there any among the idols of the nations who give rain? Or can the heavens grant showers? Is it not You, O LORD our God? Therefore we hope in You,
For You are the one who has done all these things.
Jeremiah 23:24 “Can a man hide himself in hiding places So I do not see him?” declares the LORD. ” Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?” declares the LORD.
Jeremiah 31:37 Thus says the LORD, ” If the heavens above can be measured And the foundations of the earth searched out below, Then I will also cast off all the offspring of Israel For all that they have done,” declares the LORD.
Jeremiah 32:17 ‘ Ah LordGOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You,
Jeremiah 51:15 It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom, And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens.
Jeremiah 51:16 When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, And He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain And brings forth the wind from His storehouses.
Jeremiah 51:53 “Though Babylon should ascend to the heavens, And though she should fortify her lofty stronghold, From Me destroyers will come to her,” declares the LORD.
Lamentations 3:66 You will pursue them in anger and destroy them From under the heavens of the LORD!
Ezekiel 1:1 Now it came about in the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was by the river Chebar among the exiles, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.
Ezekiel 31:6 ‘All the birds of the heavens nested in its boughs, And under its branches all the beasts of the field gave birth, And all great nations lived under its shade.
Ezekiel 31:13 “On its ruin all the birds of the heavens will dwell, and all the beasts of the field will be on its fallen branches
Ezekiel 32:4 “I will leave you on the land; I will cast you on the open field. And I will cause all the birds of the heavens to dwell on you, And I will satisfy the beasts of the whole earth with you.
Ezekiel 32:7 “And when I extinguish you, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud And the moon will not give its light.
Ezekiel 32:8 “All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken over you And will set darkness on your land,” Declares the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel 38:20 ” The fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at My presence; the mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will collapse and every wall will fall to the ground. NASU
Hosea 2:21 “It will come about in that day that I will respond,” declares the LORD.
“I will respond to the heavens, and they will respond to the earth,
Joel 2:10 Before them the earth quakes, The heavens tremble, The sun and the moon grow dark And the stars lose their brightness.
Joel 3:16 The LORD roars from Zion And utters His voice from Jerusalem, And the heavens and the earth tremble. But the LORD is a refuge for His people And a stronghold to the sons of Israel.
Amos 9:6 The One who builds His upper chambers in the heavens And has founded His vaulted dome over the earth, He who calls for the waters of the sea And pours them out on the face of the earth, The LORD is His name.
Habakkuk 3:3 God comes from Teman, And the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah.
His splendor covers the heavens, And the earth is full of His praise.
Haggai 2:6 “For thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘ Once more in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land.
Haggai 2:21 “Speak to Zerubbabel governor of Judah, saying, ‘I am going to shake the heavens and the earth.
Zechariah 2:6 ” Ho there! Flee from the land of the north,” declares the LORD, “for I have dispersed you as the four winds of the heavens,” declares the LORD.
Zechariah 5:9 Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and there two women were coming out with the wind in their wings; and they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heavens.
Zechariah 8:12 ‘For there will be peace for the seed: the vine will yield its fruit, the land will yield its produce and the heavens will give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit all these things.
Zechariah 12:1The burden of the word of the LORD concerning Israel.
T hus declares the LORD who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him,
“Heavens” in the New Testament
Matthew 3:16 After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him,
Matthew 3:17 and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, ” This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.”
Matthew 24:29″But immediately after the tribulation of those daysTHE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. NASU
Mark 1:10 Immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him; NASU
Mark 1:11 and a voice came out of the heavens: ” You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.”
Mark 13:25 AND THE STARS WILL BE FALLING from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken.
Luke 21:26 men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. NASU
John 1:51 And He said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”
Acts 7:56 and he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” NASU
2 Corinthians 5:1For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
Ephesians 1:10 with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him
Ephesians 4:10 He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.) NASU
Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were created,both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities– all things have been created through Him and for Him. NASU
Hebrews 1:10 And, “YOU, LORD, IN THE BEGINNING LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH, AND THE HEAVENS ARE THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS;
Hebrews 4:14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
Hebrews 7:26 For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens;
Hebrews 8:1Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,
Hebrews 9:23 Therefore it was necessary for the copies of the things in the heavens to be cleansed with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
2 Peter 3:5 For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, NASU
2 Peter 3:7 But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
2 Peter 3:10But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.
2 Peter 3:12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!
2 Peter 3:13 But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
Revelation 12:12 “For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.”