Hebrews 1:11

11 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment.

Hebrews 1:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
ESV
11 they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment,
NLT
11 They will perish, but you remain forever. They will wear out like old clothing.
MSG
11 Earth and sky will wear out, but not you; they become threadbare like an old coat;
CSB
11 they will perish, but You remain. They will all wear out like clothing;

Hebrews 1:11 Meaning and Commentary

Hebrews 1:11

They shall perish
That is, the heavens and the earth; not as to the substance of them, but as to the quality of them; the present form and fashion of them shall pass away; the curse will be removed from them, and they will be renewed and purified, but the substance of them will continue; otherwise there would be no place, either for the righteous or the wicked,

But thou remainest;
without any change or alteration, neither in his natures, divine or human, as God or man, nor in his office as Mediator; as a priest, he has an unchangeable priesthood, and ever lives to make intercession; as a King, his kingdom is an everlasting one, and of it there will be no end; and as a prophet, he will be the everlasting light, of his people.

They all shall wax old as doth a garment;
garments in time wax old, and lose their beauty and usefulness, unless when a miracle is wrought, as in the case of the children of Israel in the wilderness. Now the heavens, and the light thereof, are as a garment and a curtain, ( Psalms 104:2 ) and these, together with the earth, will in time come to their end of usefulness, in the present form of them; see ( Isaiah 51:6 ) .

Hebrews 1:11 In-Context

9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.”
10 He also says, “In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.
11 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment.
12 You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.”
13 To which of the angels did God ever say, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet” ?

Cross References 1

  • 1. Isaiah 34:4; Isaiah 51:6; S Hebrews 12:27