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.

Berean Study Bible
In the beginning You laid the foundations 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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

New American Standard 1977
“Of old Thou didst found the earth; And the heavens are the work of Thy 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.
Study Bible
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
Hiram also said: "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 heavenly host worships You.

Psalm 90:2
Before the mountains were born, or You brought forth the earth and 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.

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 marked off the heavens with the span of his hand? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on a scale and the hills with a balance?

Isaiah 42:5
Thus says God the LORD--He who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and its offspring, who gives breath to the people on it and life to those who walk in it--

Isaiah 48:13
Surely My own hand founded the earth, and My right hand spread out the heavens; when I summon them, they stand up together.

Isaiah 51:6
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth below; for the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and its people will die like gnats. But My salvation will last forever, and My righteousness will never fail.

Jeremiah 32:17
"Oh, Lord GOD! You have made the heavens and earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for You!

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

Micah 5:2
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come forth for Me One to be ruler over Israel, whose origins are of old, from the days of eternity.

Zechariah 12:1
An oracle of the word of the LORD concerning Israel. Thus declares the LORD, who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth, who forms the spirit of man within him:

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 …







(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). 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. 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.
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