|New International Version (© 2011)|
I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be.
King James Bible
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
American Standard Version
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Before the earth was.
Young's Literal Translation
From the age I was anointed, from the first, From former states of the earth.
Proverbs 8:23 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I was set up from everlasting - נסכתי nissachti, "I was diffused or poured out," from נסך nasach, "to diffuse, pour abroad, as a spirit or disposition," Isaiah 29:10. See Parkhurst. Or from סך sach, "to cover, overspread, smear over, as with oil;" to be anointed king. Hence some have translated it, principatum habui, I had the principality, or was a ruler, governor, and director, from eternity. All the schemes, plans, and circumstances, relative to creation, government, providence, and to all being, material, animal, and intellectual, were conceived in the Divine mind, by the Divine wisdom, from eternity, or ever the earth was. There was no fortuitous creation, no jumbling concourse of original atoms, that entered into the composition of created beings; all was the effect of the plans before conceived, laid down, and at last acted upon by God's eternal wisdom.
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Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea...
Psalm 2:6 Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion.
Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah...
John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me...
Ephesians 1:10,11 That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven...
1 John 1:1,2 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked on...
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John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 17:5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.
Proverbs 4:7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
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."