“By the word of Yahweh,
The heavens were made.
Their entire host came to be,
By the breath of his mouth.
He gathered the waters of the sea
As in a bottle.
He put the deep areas in storehouses.”
The heavens came to be with the simple word of Yahweh, the creator God. All that exists, the hosts of things, were created by the breath of Yahweh. Yahweh gathered all the seas and waters as if he poured it out of a bottle. He had storehouses for the depths of the seas. In very colorful anthropomorphic language, Yahweh speaks, breathes, and gathers water in a bottle as the creator of the world.