Why are there stars in the heavens?









For signs. (Gen 1: 14 and Luke 21:25)

To give light on the earth. (Gen 1:17)

For Abram to look up and count them, if he was able to count them. (Gen 15: 5)

To multiply. (Gen 22:17)

As a picture of Abram’s descendants.  (Ge 26:4)

To bow down. (Gen 37:9)

To be a great number. (Deut 1:10)

As part of the host of heaven. (Deut 4:19)

Not to be worshipped or served. (Deut 4:19)

Allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven. (Deut 4:19)

They fight from heaven, from their courses against the enemies of God. (Judges 5:20)

They can be darkened. (Job 3:9)

A seal set upon them. (Job 9:7)

To show great height-how high the distant stars are! (cf. distance from us); that illustrates how high God Himself is in the height of Heaven. (Job 22:12)

Not pure in God’s sight. (Job 25:5)

The morning stars sang together (when God laid the foundations of the earth). (Job 38:7)

They have been ordained (Psalm 8:3)

To rule by night with the moon (reflecting that God’s loving kindness is everlasting). (Psalm 137:9)

God counts the number of the stars, He gives names to all of them. (Psalm 147:4)

To praise Him (all stars of light). (Psalm 148:3)

The stars will be darkened (Ecc 12:2) and their constellations will not flash forth their light (in the Day of the Lord). (Is 13:10)

“How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!” (Is 14:12)

Not one of them is missing. (Is 40:26)

Astrologers prophesy by the stars (but they have no power to save). (Is 47:13)

They are in a fixed order. (Jer 31:35)

Some of the stars fell (will fall) to the earth and were (will be) trampled down. (Da 8:10 and Matt 24:29 and Mk 13:25 and Rev 6:13)

As an example of what those ones will be/appear like forever and ever, after their resurrection (in brightness of appearance/glory) if they have led many to righteousness. (Da 12:3)

The star of your gods (an image that was made, to be worshipped). (Amos 5:26 and Acts 7:43)

There is a nest set and built among the stars, from which height, God will bring that one down. (Obad 1:4)

His star, in the east, of where He lay (of Jesus). It appeared at an exact time. It went on and stood over the place where the child was. (Mt 2:2, 7,9)

A storm gets in the way of the appearance of the stars so that they cannot be seen. (Acts 27:20)

The stars have a glory of their own and star differs from star in glory. (1 Cor 15:41)

The morning star will arise in your hearts, when the prophetic Day dawns. (2 Peter 1:19)

Some stars wander (like people who leave the faith) and for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever. (Jude 1:13)

Jesus holds the seven stars in His right hand-that is, the angels of the seven churches. (Rev 1:16,20)

The morning star will be given to the overcomer. (Rev 2:28)

A great star called Wornmwood will fall from heaven on a third of the rivers and waters. (Rev 8:10)

A third of the stars (will be) struck after the fourth angel sounds, so that they would be darkened and the night with it. (Rev 8:12)

A star from heaven will fall to the earth after the fifth angel sounds. (Rev 9:1)

A sign…A crown of twelve stars upon a woman’s head. (Rev 12:1-2)

Another sign…The great red dragon’s tail sweeps away a third of the stars of heaven and throws them to earth. (Rev 12:3-4)

Jesus is…the bright morning star! (Rev 22:16)