|"The Creation of the Animals," by Raffaello ca. 1518-19, Palazzo Ponteficio- Vaticano.|
Oh sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all the earth!...
2 Sing to the LORD, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
4 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
but the LORD made the heavens.
6 Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
|"Adam Naming the Animals," medieval panel of anonymous origins in the Monastery of St Nicholas Anapausas, Greece.|
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Genesis 3: 17-19 [ESV]
And to Adam [the LORD God] said,
“Because you have listened to the voice of your wife
and have eaten of the tree
of which I commanded you,
‘You shall not eat of it,’
cursed is the ground because of you;
|"God Curses Adam, Eve, and the Serpent," anonymous artist.|
18 thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you;
and you shall eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your face
you shall eat bread,
till you return to the ground,
for out of it you were taken;
for you are dust,
and to dust you shall return.”
2 Peter 3:10-13 [ESV]
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.
|Sistine Chapel fresco of "The Last Judgement," by Michelangelo.|
Isaiah 65:17-18 [ESV]
“For behold, I create new heavens
and a new earth,
|Dürer, Albrecht (1471-1528), The Landauer Altarpiece, All Saints Day, 1511 oil on panel (detail), Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria.|
or come into mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice forever
in that which I create;..."
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
|"The Vision By John of Heaven" by Matthias Gerung, c. 1530.|
5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”
For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and at the last he will stand upon the earth.
26 And after my skin has been thus destroyed,
yet in my flesh I shall see God,
27 whom I shall see for myself,
and my eyes shall behold, and not another.
|"The Resurrection of Christ," by Peter Paul Rubens, 1611- 12.|