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Proverbs 3:19

    Proverbs 3:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The LORD by wisdom has founded the earth; by understanding has he established the heavens.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jehovah by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding he established the heavens.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord by wisdom put in position the bases of the earth; by reason he put the heavens in their place.

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding he established the heavens.

    World English Bible

    By wisdom Yahweh founded the earth. By understanding, he established the heavens.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 3:19

    The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth - Here wisdom is taken in its proper acceptation, for that infinite knowledge and skill which God has manifested in the creation and composition of the earth, and in the structure and economy of the heavens. He has established the order as well as the essence of all things; so that though they vary in their positions, etc., yet they never change either their places, or their properties. Composition and analysis are not essential changes; the original particles, their forms and properties, remain the same.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 3:19

    Hereto Wisdom has been thought of in relation to men. Now the question comes, What is she in relation to God? and the answer is, that the creative act implies a Divine Wisdom, through which the Divine will acts. This thought, developed in Proverbs 8, is the first link in the chain which connects this "Wisdom" with the Divine Word, the Logos of John's Gospel. Compare Psalm 33:6; John 1:3. The words of the writer of the Proverbs take their place among the proofs of the dogmatic statements of the Nicene Creed.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 3:19

    3:19 Wisdom - Either by Christ, or by that Divine perfection of wisdom, which is the fountain of wisdom in man.