to him who spread out the earth above the waters, for his steadfast love endures forever;(Psalms 136:6) ESV
You can scratch your head all day pondering the spiritual truth behind a supposed metaphor, or you can take it literally and deduce that the Earth above the waters refers to the crust and mantle.
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In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened.(Genesis 7:11) ESV
The deep and the great deep are both translated from the same Hebrew word, tehom. The difference signifies a transition from the deep where Earth was created to when the great deep is in the interior of the Earth.
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Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: (Psalms 104:3) KJV
“The beams of his chambers” isn’t poetry. Well, yes it is poetry, but it’s not poetry for poetry’s sake. This describes the pillars of the earth as they were formed on the third day.
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