“You founded the earth in the beginning, Lord, 1
and the heavens are the works of your hands.
1:11 They will perish, but you continue.
And they will all grow old like a garment,
1:12 and like a robe you will fold them up
and like a garment 2 they will be changed,
but you are the same and your years will never run out.” 3
102:25 In earlier times you established the earth;
the skies are your handiwork.
102:26 They will perish,
but you will endure. 4
They will wear out like a garment;
like clothes you will remove them and they will disappear. 5
your years do not come to an end.
1 sn You founded the earth…your years will never run out. In its original setting Ps 102:25-27 refers to the work of God in creation, but here in Hebrews 1:10-12 the writer employs it in reference to Christ, the Lord, making a strong argument for the essential deity of the Son.
2 tc The words “like a garment” (ὡς ἱμάτιον, Jw" Jimation) are found in excellent and early
sn The phrase like a garment here is not part of the original OT text (see tc note above); for this reason it has been printed in normal type.
4 tn Heb “stand.”
5 tn The Hebrew verb חָלַף (khalaf) occurs twice in this line, once in the Hiphil (“you will remove them”) and once in the Qal (“they will disappear”). The repetition draws attention to the statement.
6 tn Heb “you [are] he,” or “you [are] the one.” The statement may echo the