Psalm 102:25
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New International Version
In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.

New Living Translation
Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth and made the heavens with your hands.

English Standard Version
Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.

New American Standard Bible
"Of old You founded the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.

King James Bible
Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Long ago You established the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands.

International Standard Version
You established the earth long ago; the heavens are the work of your hands.

NET Bible
In earlier times you established the earth; the skies are your handiwork.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have prepared the Earth from the first and your hands made Heaven.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth. Even the heavens are the works of your hands.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Of old thou hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the work of thy hands.

King James 2000 Bible
Of old have you laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of your hands.

American King James Version
Of old have you laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of your hands.

American Standard Version
Of old didst thou lay the foundation of the earth; And the heavens are the work of thy hands.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the beginning, O Lord, thou foundedst the earth: end the heavens are the works of thy hands.

Darby Bible Translation
Of old hast thou founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of thy hands:

English Revised Version
Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the work of thy hands.

Webster's Bible Translation
Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.

World English Bible
Of old, you laid the foundation of the earth. The heavens are the work of your hands.

Young's Literal Translation
Beforetime the earth Thou didst found, And the work of Thy hands are the heavens.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

102:23-28 Bodily distempers soon weaken our strength, then what can we expect but that our months should be cut off in the midst; and what should we do but provide accordingly? We must own God's hand in it; and must reconcile this to his love, for often those that have used their strength well, have it weakened; and those who, as we think, can very ill be spared, have their days shortened. It is very comfortable, in reference to all the changes and dangers of the church, to remember that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever. And in reference to the death of our bodies, and the removal of friends, to remember that God is an everlasting God. Do not let us overlook the assurance this psalm contains of a happy end to all the believer's trials. Though all things are changing, dying, perishing, like a vesture folding up and hastening to decay, yet Jesus lives, and thus all is secure, for he hath said, Because I live ye shall live also.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 25. - Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth (comp. Isaiah 48:13). And the heavens are the work of thy hands (see Genesis 1:1, 7; Genesis 2:4; Psalm 89:11; Hebrews 1:10).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth,.... The lower part of the creation, the Lord's footstool, called the earth beneath: this has its foundation; though what it is cannot be well said, it cannot be searched out; it is sometimes said to be founded upon the waters, and yet so as not to be removed for ever, Jeremiah 31:37, this shows the wisdom of God, as a wise master builder, and the stability of the earth; and is a proof of the deity of Christ, to whom these words belong: this is said to be done "of old", or "at" or "in the beginning", as Jarchi and the Targum; and so in Hebrews 1:10, where they are applied to the Messiah, the Son of God; and this, as it proves the eternity of Christ, who must be in the beginning, and before all things, so it confutes the notion of the eternity of the earth, received by some philosophers: besides, the words may be rendered, "before" (g) "thou foundest the earth"; and so refers to the preceding, "thy years", &c. were before the earth was; that is, from eternity, and so fully express the eternal existence of Christ:

and the heavens are the work of thy hands; these are the airy and starry heavens, and the heaven of heavens; which are creatures, and not to be worshipped, made by Christ himself, and are expressive of his power, wisdom, and glory.

(g) "antea", Pagninus, Montanus, Gejerus.



Psalm 102:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
Do Not Hide Your Face from Me
24I say, "O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days, Your years are throughout all generations. 25"Of old You founded the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. 26"Even they will perish, but You endure; And all of them will wear out like a garment; Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed.…
Cross References
Hebrews 1:10
He also says, "In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

1 Chronicles 16:26
For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.

2 Chronicles 2:12
And Hiram added: "Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, who made heaven and earth! He has given King David a wise son, endowed with intelligence and discernment, who will build a temple for the LORD and a palace for himself.

Nehemiah 9:6
You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.

Psalm 90:2
Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Psalm 96:5
For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.

Psalm 115:15
May you be blessed by the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Isaiah 40:12
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?

Isaiah 42:5
This is what God the LORD says-- the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:

Isaiah 48:13
My own hand laid the foundations of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I summon them, they all stand up together.

Isaiah 51:6
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment and its inhabitants die like flies. But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail.

Jeremiah 32:17
"Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

Lamentations 5:19
You, LORD, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation.

Micah 5:2
"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times."

Zechariah 12:1
A prophecy: The word of the LORD concerning Israel. The LORD, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person, declares:
Treasury of Scripture

Of old have you laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of your hands.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

Exodus 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all …

Job 38:4-7 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, …

Proverbs 8:23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

Jeremiah 32:17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your …

Hebrews 1:10-12 And, You, Lord, in the beginning have laid the foundation of the …

Hebrews 3:3,4 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch …

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