Israel had then recognized God as the One who "laid the foundations of the earth." In expression of their faith they had sung: "Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: The waters stood above the mountains. At Thy rebuke they fled; At the voice of Thy thunder they hasted away. They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys Unto the place which Thou hast founded for them. Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; That they turn not again to cover the earth." Psalm 104:5-9.
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Dengang erkendte Israel, at det var Gud, der "fæstede jorden på dens grundvolde". De gav udtryk for deres tro i disse strofer: