Proverbs 8:22
Parallel Verses
New International Version
"The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old;

New Living Translation
"The LORD formed me from the beginning, before he created anything else.

English Standard Version
“The LORD possessed me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old.

New American Standard Bible
"The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old.

King James Bible
The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD made me at the beginning of His creation, before His works of long ago.

International Standard Version
"The LORD made me as he began his planning, before his ancient activity commenced.

NET Bible
The LORD created me as the beginning of his works, before his deeds of long ago.

New Heart English Bible
"The LORD created me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Lord Jehovah created me at the beginning of his creation and from before all of his works.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The LORD already possessed me long ago, when his way began, before any of his works.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD made me as the beginning of His way, The first of His works of old.

New American Standard 1977
“The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way,
            Before His works of old.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

American King James Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his ways, before he made any thing from the beginning.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

English Revised Version
The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

World English Bible
"Yahweh possessed me in the beginning of his work, before his deeds of old.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah possessed me -- the beginning of His way, Before His works since then.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:22-31 The Son of God declares himself to have been engaged in the creation of the world. How able, how fit is the Son of God to be the Saviour of the world, who was the Creator of it! The Son of God was ordained, before the world, to that great work. Does he delight in saving wretched sinners, and shall not we delight in his salvation?
Study Bible
The Excellence of Wisdom
21To endow those who love me with wealth, That I may fill their treasuries. 22"The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old. 23"From everlasting I was established, From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth.…
Cross References
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 Originator of God's creation.

Job 28:23
"God understands its way, And He knows its place.

Job 28:26
When He set a limit for the rain And a course for the thunderbolt,

Psalm 104:24
O LORD, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your possessions.

Proverbs 3:19
The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens.

Micah 5:2
"But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity."
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

Proverbs 3:19 The LORD by wisdom has founded the earth; by understanding has he …

John 1:1,2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the …

Colossians 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

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