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Hebrews 1:11

ESV they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment,
NIV They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment.
NASB THEY WILL PERISH, BUT YOU REMAIN; AND THEY ALL WILL WEAR OUT LIKE A GARMENT,
CSB they will perish, but you remain.They will all wear out like clothing;
NLT They will perish, but you remain forever. They will wear out like old clothing.
KJV They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;

What does Hebrews 1:11 mean?

Verses 10 through 12 repeat a passage from Psalm 102:25–27. These words are from a Psalm which praises God for being unchanging and eternal. This is seen by the psalmist as a reason to trust God, even when it seems like enemies are winning the battle. The writer of Hebrews means to connect this idea of permanence to the ideas mentioned in prior verses.

This portion of Hebrews is dedicated to the idea that Jesus is not the equal of angels. On the contrary, He is above and beyond all angels, and is in fact identical to God. Verses such as Hebrews 1:7 described angels as servants, with characteristics God can change to suit His purposes. Messiah, on the other hand, is portrayed as the ultimate authority, and as one who does not fade or change.

Upcoming verses will continue drawing this distinction between the Scripture's depiction of angels and the Scripture's depiction of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.
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