|New International Version (© 2011)|
"The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old;
King James Bible
The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
American Standard Version
Jehovah possessed me in the beginning of his way, Before his works of old.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah possessed me -- the beginning of His way, Before His works since then.
Proverbs 8:22 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way - Wisdom is not acquired by the Divine Being; man, and even angels, learn it by slow and progressive degrees; but in God it is as eternally inherent as any other essential attribute of his nature. The Targum makes this wisdom a creature, by thus translating the passage: אלהא בראני בריש בריתיה Elaha barani bereish biriteiah, "God created me in the beginning of his creatures." The Syriac is the same. This is as absurd and heretical as some modern glosses on the same passage.
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Proverbs 3:19 The LORD by wisdom has founded the earth; by understanding has he established the heavens.
John 1:1,2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...
Colossians 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
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Revelation 3:14 "To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation.
Job 28:23 God understands the way to it and he alone knows where it dwells,
Job 28:26 when he made a decree for the rain and a path for the thunderstorm,
Psalm 104:24 How many are your works, LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
Proverbs 3:19 By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place;
Micah 5:2 "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times."