List of All Bible Verses on Creation (ALL of them!)

RSR's List of All Bible Verses on Creation
(RESULTS: 26 books, 66 chapters, 208 verses)

RSR has not yet produced a radio program on this list which we compiled in 2019 yet we link here from,

- Statistical Overview
- Direct References
- Indirect References
- Creation Passages Alluding to the Flood
- See Also

* Statistical Overview and Methodology: Both Testaments of the Christian scriptures directly reference creation. Forty percent of the Bible's books, 26 out of 66 (a third of the books in the Old Testament and almost half of those in the New) affirm special creation. As documented below, thirteen books in both testaments reveal God as the Creator. Other books make indirect creation references, with examples of such appended below in a separate list. Sixty six of the Bible's 1,189 chapters, or six percent of them, directly reference creation. What constitutes a "passage" is arbitrary. We divide this list into 78 creation passages such that the continuous verses of Gen. 1:1-2:24 constitute a single passage. Yet we count Psalm 104:2-30 as six separate passages because non-creation verses divide those 29 into six segments. (We include an intervening verse if it continues the context to show that a final verse in a passage is also directly related to creation.) Also, as discussed below, as many as ten of these passages, marked with bold emphasis, have allusions to the global flood. RSR sees this motif as a divine perspective on the cohesiveness of the Bible's first chapters. The global flood, though not a ticking time bomb, was also not an afterthought. The waters reserved for judgment until if and when needed were among God's design considerations. Finally, there are 208 individual verses that directly reference creation.

If you would like to help finalize this list, you could double check too confirm every number in the above paragraph and then email Also, while we believe this list is comprehensive (with verses from the NKJV unless otherwise indicated), please feel free to suggest a verse we may have missed and we'll either add it to the main list or to the Indirect Creation References below. Thanks!

* List of Direct Creation References in the Bible

Genesis 1:1-31; 2:1-24 (This first passage, encompassing almost two full chapters, is only referenced; all the remaining verses are quoted in full.)

Genesis 5:1 ESV This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God.

Genesis 9:6 ESV "Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.

Exodus 20:11 ESV For in six days the Lord made heaven and 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.

Deuteronomy 4:32 For ask now concerning the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether any great thing like this has happened, or anything like it has been heard.

Job 12:7-9 ESV "But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?

Job 26:5-13 "The dead tremble, those under the waters and those inhabiting them.
6 Sheol is naked before Him, and Destruction has no covering.
7 He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.
8 He binds up the water in His thick clouds, yet the clouds are not broken under it.
9 He covers the face of His throne, and spreads His cloud over it.
10 He drew a circular horizon on the face of the waters, at the boundary of light and darkness.
11 The pillars of heaven tremble, and are astonished at His rebuke.
12 He stirs up the sea with His power, and by His understanding He breaks up the storm.
13 By His Spirit He adorned the heavens; His hand pierced the fleeing serpent.

Job 33:4 ESV The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

Job 38:4-11 "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.
5 Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it?
6 To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone,
7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8 "Or who shut in the sea with doors, when it burst forth and issued from the womb;
9 When I made the clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band;
10 When I fixed My limit for it, and set bars and doors;
11 When I said, ‘This far you may come, but no farther, and here your proud waves must stop!

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.

Psalm 8:3-8 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
4 What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?
5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet,
7 All sheep and oxen— even the beasts of the field,
8 The birds of the air, and the fish of the sea that pass through the paths of the seas.

Psalm 19:1-4 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.
2 ESV Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard.
4 Their voice 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,

Psalm 33:6-7 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deep in storehouses. [indirect verses not counted 8 Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. 9 For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. 10 The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.]

Psalm 89:11-12 The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; the world and all its fullness, You have founded them.
12 The north and the south, You have created them; Tabor and Hermon rejoice in Your name.

Psalm 90:2 ESV Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Psalm 95:5-6 The sea is His, for He made it; and His hands formed the dry land.
6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

Psalm 102:25-26 Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands.
26 They will perish, but You will endure; yes, they will all grow old like a garment; like a cloak You will change them, and they will be changed.

Psalm 104:2-10 Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment, who stretch out the heavens like a curtain.
3 He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters, who makes the clouds His chariot, who walks on the wings of the wind,
4 Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire.
5 You who laid the foundations of the earth, so that it should not be moved forever,
6 You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. [Gen. 7:20]
7 At Your rebuke they fled; [Gen. 8:1-3] at the voice of Your thunder they hastened away.
8 They went up over the mountains; they went down into the valleys, to the place which You founded for them.
9 You have set a boundary that they may not pass over, that they may not return to cover the earth.
10 He sends the springs into the valleys; they flow among the hills.

Psalm 104:13 He waters the hills from His upper chambers; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works.

Psalm 104:16 The trees of the Lord are full of sap, the cedars of Lebanon which He planted, [creation or reforestation after flood]

Psalm 104:19-20 He appointed the moon for seasons; the sun knows its going down.
20 You make darkness, and it is night, in which all the beasts of the forest creep about.

Psalm 104:24-26 O Lord, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all.
The earth is full of Your possessions—
25 This great and wide sea, in which are innumerable teeming things, living things both small and great.
26 There the ships sail about; There is that Leviathan which You have made to play there.

Psalm 104:30 You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; and You renew the face of the earth. [not direct 104:32 He looks on the earth, and it trembles; He touches the hills, and they smoke.]

Psalm 115:15 ESV May you be blessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth!

Psalm 121:2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 124:8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 136:5 ESV To him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Proverbs 8:22-31 "The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way, before His works of old.
23 I have been established from everlasting, from the beginning, before there was ever an earth.
24 When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no fountains abounding with water [i.e., not fountains of magma].
25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth;
26 while as yet He had not made the earth or the fields, or the primal dust of the world.
27 When He prepared the heavens, I was there, when He drew a circle on the face of the deep,
28 when He established the clouds above, when He strengthened the fountains of the deep,
29 when He assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters would not transgress His command, when He marked out the foundations of the earth,
30 then I was beside Him as a master craftsman; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him,
31 Rejoicing in His inhabited world, and my delight was with the sons of men.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you say, "I have no pleasure in them":

Isaiah 28:2 [no creation] Behold, the Lord has a mighty and strong one, like a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, like a flood of mighty waters overflowing, who will bring them down to the earth with His hand.

Isaiah 37:16 ESV "O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth.

Isaiah 40:12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, measured heaven with a span and calculated the dust of the earth in a measure? Weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?

Isaiah 40:19 The workman molds an image, the goldsmith overspreads [raqa] it with gold, and the silversmith casts silver chains.

Isaiah 40:21-24 Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
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.
23 He brings the princes to nothing; He makes the judges of the earth useless.
24 Scarcely shall they be planted scarcely shall they be sown, scarcely shall their stock take root in the earth, when He will also blow on them, and they will wither, and the whirlwind will take them away like stubble.

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.

Isaiah 40:28 ESV Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

Isaiah 42:5 ESV Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread [Hb. raqa] out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it:

Isaiah 43:7 ESV Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made."

Isaiah 44:24 ESV Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb: "I am the Lord, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself,

Isaiah 45:6-9 That they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is none besides Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other;
7 I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things.’
8  "Rain down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness; let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together. I, the Lord, have created it.
9 "Woe to him who strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ Or shall your handiwork say, ‘He has no hands’?

Isaiah 45:11-12 ESV Thus says the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and the one who formed him: "Ask me of things to come; will you command me concerning my children and the work of my hands?
12 NKJV I have made the earth, and created man on it. I—My hands—stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded.

Isaiah 45:18 For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens, who is God, who formed the earth and made it, who has established it, who did not create it in vain, who formed it to be inhabited: [so on Day 3, the dry land appeared]
"I am the Lord, and there is no other.

Jeremiah 4:23-26 I beheld the earth, and indeed it was without form, and void; and the heavens, they had no light.
24 I beheld the mountains, and indeed they trembled, and all the hills moved back and forth.
25 I beheld, and indeed there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens had fled.
26 I beheld, and indeed the fruitful land was a wilderness, and all its cities were broken down at the presence of the Lord, by His fierce anger.

Jeremiah 5:22 ESV Do you not fear me? declares the Lord. Do you not tremble before me? [in context of judgment, and interpretatively, by the consequence of the flood, generally speaking, as compared to what happened in the deluge] I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass; though the waves toss, they cannot prevail; though they roar, they cannot pass over it.

Jeremiah 10:11-16 Thus you shall say to them: "The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth shall perish from the earth and from under these heavens."
12 He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens at His discretion.
13 When He utters His voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens: "And He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, He brings the wind out of His treasuries."
14 Everyone is dull-hearted, without knowledge; every metalsmith is put to shame by an image; for his molded image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
15 They are futile, a work of errors; in the time of their punishment they shall perish.
16 The Portion of Jacob is not like them, for He is the Maker of all things, and Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; the Lord of hosts is His name.

Jeremiah 27:5 ESV "It is I who by my great power and my outstretched arm have made the earth, with the men and animals that are on the earth, and I give it to whomever it seems right to me.

Jeremiah 32:17 ESV 'Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.

Jeremiah 51:15 ESV "It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.

Amos 9:6 He who builds His layers in the sky, And has founded His strata in the earth; Who calls for the waters of the sea, And pours them out on the face of the earth—The Lord is His name. [ESV Who builds his upper chambers in the heavens and founds his vault upon the earth; who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the surface of the earth— the Lord is his name.]

Zechariah 12:1 ESV The burden of the word of the Lord concerning Israel: Thus declares the Lord, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the spirit of man within him:

Malachi 2:10 Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously with one another by profaning the covenant of the fathers?

Matthew 19:4 And He answered and said to them, "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,'

Mark 10:6 But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’

Mark 13:19 For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be.

John 1:1-3 ESV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Acts 14:15 "Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men with the same nature as you, and preach to you that you should turn from these useless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are in them,

Acts 17:24-28 God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.
25 Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.
26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings,
27 so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;
28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.'

Romans 1:18-20 ESV For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.
19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

Romans 1:25 KJV For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

Romans 8:19 ESV For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.

Romans 8:22-23 ESV For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

Romans 11:36 ESV For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 8:6 ESV Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

Ephesians 3:9 and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ;

Colossians 1:15-17 ESV He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

1 Timothy 4:3-4 forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
4:4 ESV For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

Hebrews 1:2-3 ESV But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
3 ESV He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds [does that directly indicate creation?] the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Hebrews 1:10 ESV And, "You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands;

Hebrews 3:4 ESV For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.

Hebrews 11:3 ESV By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible

James 1:18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

James 3:9 ESV With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.

2 Peter 3:5 ESV For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God,

Revelation 4:11 ESV "Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created."

Revelation 10:6 ESV And swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and what is in it, the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it, that there would be no more delay,

Revelation 14:6-7 KJV And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains [i.e., of the great deep] of waters.

Revelation 21:1 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.

Indirect Creation References: many appear in Scripture including passages like the following 16:

1 Chronicles 29:11 ESV Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.

Psalm 89:5-9 [very indirect] And the heavens will praise Your wonders, O Lord; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the saints.
6 For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord?
7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be held in reverence by all those around Him.
8 O Lord God of hosts, who is mighty like You, O Lord? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.
9 You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, You still them.

Psalm 111:2 ESV Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.

Ps. 118:24 KJV This is the day which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 139:13-14 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. [see]
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.

Isaiah 28:17 Also I will make justice the measuring line, and righteousness the plummet; the hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters will overflow the hiding place.

Isaiah 28:22 ...For I have heard from the Lord God of hosts, a destruction determined even upon the whole earth.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Ephesians 2:10 KJV For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 4:24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

Revelation 5:13 KJV And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

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* Creation Passages with Allusions to the Flood: The bold emphasis in the scriptures above highlights possible global flood references,   either in contingency or aftermath, contained within these ten creation passages:
- Job 38:4-11
- Ps. 33:6-7
- Ps. 104:2-10
- Prov. 8:22-31
- Isa. 45:6-9
- Jer. 4:23-26
- Amos 9:6
- 2 Peter 3:5
- Rev. 14:7

- Genesis Days 2 & 3 (if is valid, then include Gen. 1:6-10)
If these ten creation passages actually do allude to the global flood (of course by inspiration of the Holy Spirit) this could be because of the flood's connection to God's Day 2 and Day 3 actions which provided for the contingency of that global catastrophe. This would emphasize the flood as an architected judgment rather than an ad hoc intervention. Miracles such as Elisha's floating axe head and Jesus turning water into wine, meaning no disrepect of course, in this context could be considered ad hoc in that they do not trace back to specific actions described in the creation week. However, if (the Day 2 firmament of the Earth's crust) and the fountains of the great deep of the global flood are basically correct, then God would see a connection between the creation and flood. This deep connection would explain the tendency for flood reminiscents to appear in the first nine creation passages listed just above and a foreshadowing of the fllood to appear in the last.

* More Possible Allusions and "No Sea": See also the underlined emphasis in five other passages above, Job 26:5-13; Ps. 95:5-6; Isa. 42:5; Jer. 10:11-16; and Rev. 21:1. The Bible practically concludes saying about the New Earth that on it, "there was no more sea", that is, no oceans. This is completely understandable from the perspective of the fountains of the great deep model of the global flood called the hydroplate theory. For as understood by Dr. Walt Brown's theory, the original earth had large seas, however the ocean basins themselves were formed from the cataclysm of the flood. So of course, because God didn't do a less-than-perfect job in creating the original Earth, the re-created New Earth will be a paradise very much like the original creation. And separately, see Psalm 74 for possiblle conflation of creation, flood, and Exodus concepts.  

* See Also: Bob Enyart's
The Bible in 33 Events
Christ in All 66 Books (and the book summaries)
- All 343 Miracles in the Bible
- The Firmament of Day Two
- (this page)
- Lists Against the Day-Age and Gap Theories
- The Hydroplate Theory of the global flood
List of Evidence for the Flood from science and the scriptures
- RSR's Stretch Cosmology builds on the Bible's statements, eleven times in five of its books, that God stretched out the heavens (Job 9:8; Ps. 104:2; Isa. 40:22; 42:5; 44:24; 45:12; 48:13; 51:13; Jer. 10:12; 51:15; & Zech. 12:1).

For consideration: EARTH, PILLARS OF THE (עַמּוּדִ֖ים, pillarscolumns, from Zondervan via Bible Gateway). "A poetic expression occurring only twice. Job 9:6 speaks of the trembling of the earth's pillars during an earthquake. In Psalm 75:3, there is also an 'adjustment' of the pillars at the dissolving of the earth. Heaven’s pillars 'tremble' at the rebuke of God (Job 26:11). Some scholars insist that these references must mean that the Hebrews conceived of a world supported by literal pillars. A more general sense of 'rocky foundations' is more probable. They, also, are said to tremble (Isa 24:18)."