It is I who made the earth and created mankind upon it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshalled their starry hosts.
Is this the Lord commenting on an element of creation that generates much debate? The current rate of the expansion of the universe is extrapolated backwards at a fixed rate to arrive at the point of the Big Bang. But if God chose to make the rate of expansion something varied, like blowing up a balloon which would slow down as it gets bigger, the calculations used by scientists would be inaccurate. (see 2 Pet.3:4).
Does the English translation in the NIV refer to galaxies too, an unknown feature in Isaiah’s day?
Daily Reading: Habakkuk 3
Bible in One Year: Matthew 20 17-34; Numbers 15-16; Ecclesiastes 9 13-10 20