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Proverbs 8:24

    Proverbs 8:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When there were no depths, I was brought forth, When there were no fountains abounding with water.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When there was no deep I was given birth, when there were no fountains flowing with water.

    Webster's Revision

    When there were no depths, I was brought forth, When there were no fountains abounding with water.

    World English Bible

    When there were no depths, I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 8:24

    When there were no depths - תהמות tehomoth, before the original chaotic mass was formed. See Genesis 1:2.

    I was brought forth - חוללתי cholalti, "I was produced as by laboring throes." Mr. Parkhurst thinks that the heathen poets derived their idea of Minerva's (wisdom's) being born of Jupiter's brain, from some such high poetic personification as that in the text.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 8:24

    Compare Genesis 1; Job 22; Job 26:1-14; Job 38:A world of waters, "great deeps" lying in darkness, this was the picture of the remotest time of which man could form any conception, and yet the co-existence of the uncreated Wisdom with the eternal Yahweh was before that.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 8:24

    8:24 No depths - No abyss or deep waters. Brought forth - Begotten of my father.