Proverbs 8:23
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New International Version
I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be.

New Living Translation
I was appointed in ages past, at the very first, before the earth began.

English Standard Version
Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth.

New American Standard Bible
"From everlasting I was established, From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth.

King James Bible
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I was formed before ancient times, from the beginning, before the earth began.

International Standard Version
From eternity I was appointed, from the beginning, from before there was land.

NET Bible
From eternity I was appointed, from the beginning, from before the world existed.

New Heart English Bible
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, before the earth existed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And before the world he was possessed by me, and from the beginning, before he would establish the Earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I was appointed from everlasting from the first, before the earth began.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Or ever the earth was.

New American Standard 1977
“From everlasting I was established,
            From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I was set up with eternal dominion, from the beginning, before the earth was.

King James 2000 Bible
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, before the earth was.

American King James Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I was set up from eternity, and of old before the earth was made.

Darby Bible Translation
I was set up from eternity, from the beginning, before the earth was.

English Revised Version
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

Webster's Bible Translation
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

World English Bible
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, before the earth existed.

Young's Literal Translation
From the age I was anointed, from the first, From former states of the earth.
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
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. 24"When there were no depths I was brought forth, When there were no springs abounding with water.…
Cross References
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 existed.

Proverbs 4:7
"The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.

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

I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and …

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 …

John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me …

Ephesians 1:10,11 That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather …

1 John 1:1,2 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we …

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