Psalm 102:25
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.

Berean Study Bible
In the beginning You laid the foundations of 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.

New King James Version
Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.

New American Standard Bible
“In time of old You founded the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.

NASB 1995
“Of old You founded the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.

NASB 1977
“Of old Thou didst found the earth; And the heavens are the work of Thy hands.

Amplified Bible
“At the beginning You founded the earth; The heavens are the work of Your hands.

Christian Standard Bible
Long ago you established the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Long ago You established 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.

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
In the beginning thou, O Lord, didst lay the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands.

Contemporary English Version
In the beginning, LORD, you laid the earth's foundation and created the heavens.

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

Good News Translation
long ago you created the earth, and with your own hands you made the heavens.

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

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
Of old Thou didst lay the foundation of the earth; And the heavens are the work of Thy hands.

Literal Standard Version
You founded the earth before time, And the heavens [are] the work of Your hands.

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

New Heart English Bible
In the beginning, LORD, you established the foundation of the earth. The heavens are the works of your 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Prayer of the Afflicted
24I say: “O my God, do not take me in the midst of my days! Your years go on through all generations. 25In the beginning You laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. 26They will perish, but You remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing You will change them, and they will be passed on.…

Cross References
Hebrews 1:10
And: "In the beginning, O 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 it is the LORD who made the heavens.

2 Chronicles 2:12
And Hiram added: "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who made the heavens and the earth! He has given King David a wise son with insight and understanding, who will build a temple for the LORD and a royal palace for himself.

Nehemiah 9:6
You alone are the LORD. You created the heavens, the highest heavens with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to all things, and the host of heaven worships You.

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

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


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 that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.









(25) Comp. Isaiah 44:24; Isaiah 48:13.

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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
In the beginning
לְ֭פָנִים (lə·p̄ā·nîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6440: The face

You laid the foundations
יָסַ֑דְתָּ (yā·saḏ·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3245: To set, to found, to sit down together, settle, consult

of the earth,
הָאָ֣רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

and the heavens
שָׁמָֽיִם׃ (šā·mā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

are the work
וּֽמַעֲשֵׂ֖ה (ū·ma·‘ă·śêh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

of Your hands.
יָדֶ֣יךָ (yā·ḏe·ḵā)
Noun - fdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand


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