36And in the eighth night was my heart vexed within me again, and I began to speak before the most High. 37For my spirit was greatly set on fire, and my soul was in distress. 38And I said, O Lord, thou spakest from the beginning of the creation, even the first day, and saidst thus; Let heaven and earth be made; and thy word was a perfect work. 39And then was the spirit, and darkness and silence were on every side; the sound of man's voice was not yet formed.40Then commandedst thou a fair light to come forth of thy treasures, that thy work might appear. 41Upon the second day thou madest the spirit of the firmament, and commandedst it to part asunder, and to make a division betwixt the waters, that the one part might go up, and the other remain beneath. 42Upon the third day thou didst command that the waters should be gathered in the seventh part of the earth: six parts hast thou dried up, and kept them, to the intent that of these some being planted of God and tilled might serve thee.
"And then was the spirit, and darkness and silence were on every side; the sound of man's voice was not yet formed." 2 Esdras 6:39 KJVSimilar Verses