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spread out, extend, draw tight, elasticity
Also see North stretched out over empty space | The Firmament
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Job 9:8 - He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea. (See Mark 6:48)
Job 26:7 - He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs the earth on nothing.
Psalm 104:2 - He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent
Psalm 136:6 - To him who spread out the earth above the waters; for his loving kindness endures forever:
Isaiah 40:22 - He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
Isaiah 42:5, 45:12, 44:24, 48:13 - This is what God the LORD says — he who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:
Isaiah 51:13 - that you forget the LORD your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, that you live in constant terror every day because of the wrath of the oppressor, who is bent on destruction? For where is the wrath of the oppressor?
Jeremiah 10:13, 51:15 - But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
Zechariah 12:1 - This is the word of the LORD concerning Israel. The LORD, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the spirit of man within him, declares:
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|SPREAD, SPREADING [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]|
Alone, or in phrases like "spread abroad," "spread forth," etc., "spread" represents very many Hebrew terms, principally paras; in the New Testament the act of spreading is stronnumi, where in Matthew 21:Matthew 8b the King James Version has "strawed" (which see); compound in Luke 19:36. For "spread abroad" in Mark 1:28; 1 Thessalonians 1:8 (exerchomai), the Revised Version (British and American) has "went out" and "gone forth"; conversely, the Revised Version (British and American) has "spread abroad" for the King James Version "break forth" (Isaiah 54:3,), and "published" (diaphero, Acts 13:49), and for "commonly reported" (diaphemizo, Matthew 28:15).
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