Bible Verses about the Sun, Moon, and Stars

  • Genesis 1:16 ESV
    And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars.
  • Nehemiah 9:6 ESV
    “You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.
  • Job 9:7-10 ESV
    who commands the sun, and it does not rise;
        who seals up the stars;
    who alone stretched out the heavens
        and trampled the waves of the sea;
    who made the Bear and Orion,
        the Pleiades and the chambers of the south;
    10 who does great things beyond searching out,
        and marvelous things beyond number.
  • Psalm 8:3 ESV
    When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
        the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
  • Psalm 19:1-6 ESV
    The heavens declare the glory of God,
        and the sky above[proclaims his handiwork.
    Day to day pours out speech,
        and night to night reveals knowledge.
    There is no speech, nor are there words,
        whose voice is not heard.
    Their voice[b] goes out through all the earth,
        and their words to the end of the world.
    In them he has set a tent for the sun,
        which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
        and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
    Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
        and its circuit to the end of them,
        and there is nothing hidden from its heat.
  • Psalm 33:6-7 ESV
    By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
        and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
    He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap;
        he puts the deeps in storehouses.
  • Psalm 72:5 ESV
    May they fear you[while the sun endures,
        and as long as the moon, throughout all generations!
  • Psalm 74:16 ESV
    Yours is the day, yours also the night;
        you have established the heavenly lights and the sun.
  • Psalm 104:19 ESV
    He made the moon to mark the seasons;
        the sun knows its time for setting.
  • Psalm 136:7-9 ESV
    to him who made the great lights,
        for his steadfast love endures forever;
    the sun to rule over the day,
        for his steadfast love endures forever;
    the moon and stars to rule over the night,
        for his steadfast love endures forever;
  • Psalm 147:4 ESV
    He determines the number of the stars;
        he gives to all of them their names.
  • Psalm 148:3 ESV
    Praise him, sun and moon,
        praise him, all you shining stars!
  • Isaiah 40:26 ESV
    Lift up your eyes on high and see:
        who created these?
    He who brings out their host by number,
        calling them all by name;
    by the greatness of his might
        and because he is strong in power,
        not one is missing.
  • Jeremiah 31:35 ESV
    Thus says the Lord,
    who gives the sun for light by day
        and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night,
    who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—
        the Lord of hosts is his name:
  • Amos 5:8 ESV
    He who made the Pleiades and Orion,
        and turns deep darkness into the morning
        and darkens the day into night,
    who calls for the waters of the sea
        and pours them out on the surface of the earth,
    the Lord is his name;

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