Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Proverbs 8:30

    Proverbs 8:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then I was by him, as a master workman; And I was daily his delight, Rejoicing always before him,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then I was by his side, as a master workman: and I was his delight from day to day, playing before him at all times;

    Webster's Revision

    Then I was by him, as a master workman; And I was daily his delight, Rejoicing always before him,

    World English Bible

    then I was the craftsman by his side. I was a delight day by day, always rejoicing before him,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then I was by him, as a master workman: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 8:30

    Then I was with him, as one brought up - אמון amon, a nursling, a darling child. Wisdom continues its parable, says Calmet; and represents itself as a new-born child which is ever near its parent, and takes pleasure to see him act, and to sport in his presence. This is poetical and highly figurative; and they who think they find the deity of Jesus Christ in these metaphors should be very cautious how they apply such terms as these; so that while they are endeavoring to defend the truth, they may do nothing against the truth, in which most of them unhappily fail.

    Rejoicing always before him - All the images in this verse are borrowed from the state and circumstances of a darling, affectionate, playful child; as any one will be convinced who examines the Hebrew text.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 8:30

    As one brought up with him - i. e., As his foster child. Others take the word in the original in another sense, "I was as his artificer," a rendering which falls in best with the special point of the whole passage, the creative energy of Wisdom. Compare Wisdom Proverbs 7:21, Proverbs 7:22.

    Daily - Heb. "day by day." As the Creator rejoiced in His workmanship Genesis 1:4, Genesis 1:10, Genesis 1:12-13, so Wisdom rejoiced in the exuberance of her might and strength.