First, a Thank-you to Kailey and SevenThousandOthers for their comments on pt. 1! (If you didn’t read that article (How fast are you vs. the Bible) or their comments, I recommend you do so before proceeding.) Also, I have my comments (For what it’s worth!) on the verses I quoted in Pt. 1 about which ones I think are/are not figurative, along with more context quoted. If you want that ‘paper’, go to the THE… Contact Page and ask me to email it to you. Mention this post. I didn’t include it because I didn’t want this to be too loooong. And not everyone will want to read it, either. 😀
Next, let’s dig in! You want more verses? I agree!
These ones are just referenced in the 1st part, and I want to QUOTE ’em:
Psalms 89:36,37 “His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.”
Proverbs 8:28-30 “When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;“
Proverbs 30:4-6 “Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell? Every word of [Yahuah Elohiym] is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” Here I quote more then I referenced.
Isaiah 40:19-23 “The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains. He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved. Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity. “ Here I quote more then I referenced.
Now here are some that were NOT in Part 1!
2 Samuel 22:1 And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of [Yahuah], at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.
founded: H3245 יָסַד yâsad yaw-sad’
A primitive root; to set (literally or figuratively); intensively to found; reflexively to sit down together, that is, settle, consult: – appoint, take counsel, establish, (lay the, lay for a) found (-ation), instruct, lay, ordain, set, X sure.
Total KJV occurrences: 43
established: H3559 כּוּן kûn koon
A primitive root; properly to be erect (that is, stand perpendicular);. hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous): – certain (-ty), confirm, direct, faithfulness, fashion, fasten, firm, be fitted, be fixed, frame, be meet, ordain, order, perfect, (make) preparation, prepare (self), provide, make provision, (be, make) ready, right, set (aright, fast, forth), be stable, (e-) stablish, stand, tarry, X very deed.
Total KJV occurrences: 217 So, it can be literal or figurative from this verse. You decide. I think that to say this the authors were probably speaking about it as a literal, real thing. You decide. Sabe?
Psalms 78:65-69 “Then [Yahuah] awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine. And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach. Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim: But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved. And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he hath established [H3245] for ever.” I’d quoted v. 69 in part one, but wished here to quote more of the chapter. 😀
Psalms 104:1-5 ” Bless [Yahuah], O my soul. O [Yahuah] my Elohiym], thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire: Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.”
Isaiah 45:18 “For thus saith [Yahuah] that created the heavens; [Elohiym] himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established [H3559] it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am [Yahuah]; and there is none else.” The funny thing is, I got these last two verses from a soul who takes these verses to mean that the earth does not move in relation to other things “out there”. Here is their article.
I think it is funny that many of these quotes are in a seemingly non-related context. I’m not sure what this means.
In closing: Psalms 93 “[Yahuah] reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; [Yahuah] is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting. The floods have lifted up, O [Yahuah], the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. [Yahuah] on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea. Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O [Yahuah*], for ever.”
Total KJV occurrences: 6521