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Proverbs 8:14

    Proverbs 8:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Counsel is mine, and sound knowledge: I am understanding; I have might.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Wise design and good sense are mine; reason and strength are mine.

    Webster's Revision

    Counsel is mine, and sound knowledge: I am understanding; I have might.

    World English Bible

    Counsel and sound knowledge are mine. I have understanding and power.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Counsel is mine, and sound knowledge: I am understanding; I have might.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 8:14

    Counsel is mine - Direction how to act in all circumstances and on all occasions must come from wisdom: the foolish man can give no counsel, cannot show another how he is to act in the various changes and chances of life. The wise man alone can give this counsel; and he can give it only as continually receiving instruction from God: for this Divine wisdom can say, תושיה Tushiyah, substance, reality, essence, all belong to me: I am the Fountain whence all are derived. Man may be wise, and good, and prudent, and ingenious; but these he derives from me, and they are dependently in him. But in me all these are independently and essentially inherent.

    And sound wisdom - See above. This is a totally false translation: תושיה tushiyah means essence, substance, reality; the source and substance of good. How ridiculous the support derived by certain authors from this translation in behalf of their system! See the writers on and quoters of Proverbs 8 (note).

    I have strength - Speaking still of wisdom as communicating rays of its light to man, it enables him to bring every thing to his aid; to construct machines by which one man can do the work of hundreds. From it comes all mathematical learning, all mechanical knowledge; from it originally came the inclined plane, the wedge, the screw, the pulley, in all its multiplications; and the lever, in all its combinations and varieties, came from this wisdom. And as all these can produce prodigies of power, far surpassing all kinds of animal energy, and all the effects of the utmost efforts of muscular force; hence the maxim of Lord Bacon, "Knowledge is power," built on the maxim of the tushiyah itself; לי גבורה li geburah, Mine Is Strength.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 8:14

    8:14 Wisdom - All solid and substantial and useful wisdom is assential to me.