Proverbs 8:24
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New International Version
When there were no watery depths, I was given birth, when there were no springs overflowing with water;

New Living Translation
I was born before the oceans were created, before the springs bubbled forth their waters.

English Standard Version
When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.

New American Standard Bible
"When there were no depths I was brought forth, When there were no springs abounding with water.

King James Bible
When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I was born when there were no watery depths and no springs filled with water.

International Standard Version
When there were no ocean depths, I brought them to birth at a time when there were no springs.

NET Bible
When there were no deep oceans I was born, when there were no springs overflowing with water;

New Heart English Bible
When there were no depths, I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Before the depths would be, I was born, and before there would be waters in the springs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I was born before there were oceans, before there were springs filled with water.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When there were no depths, I was brought forth; When there were no fountains abounding with water.

New American Standard 1977
“When there were no depths I was brought forth,
            When there were no springs abounding with water.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I was begotten before the depths, before the existence of the fountains of many waters.

King James 2000 Bible
When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

American King James Version
When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

American Standard Version
When there were no depths, I was brought forth, When there were no fountains abounding with water.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The depths were not as yet, and I was already conceived. neither had the fountains of waters as yet sprung out:

Darby Bible Translation
When there were no depths, I was brought forth, when there were no fountains abounding with water.

English Revised Version
When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

Webster's Bible Translation
When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

World English Bible
When there were no depths, I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.

Young's Literal Translation
In there being no depths, I was brought forth, In there being no fountains heavy with waters,
Study Bible
The Excellence of Wisdom
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. 25"Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills I was brought forth;…
Cross References
Genesis 1:2
The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.

Exodus 15:5
"The deeps cover them; They went down into the depths like a stone.

Job 38:16
"Have you entered into the springs of the sea Or walked in the recesses of the deep?

Proverbs 3:20
By His knowledge the deeps were broken up And the skies drip with dew.
Treasury of Scripture

When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

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Psalm 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD has said to me, You are my Son; …

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory…

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that …

John 5:20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that himself …

Hebrews 1:5 For to which of the angels said he at any time, You are my Son, this …

1 John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God …

(24) I was brought forth.--i.e., born. The same word is used in Psalm 51:5 (7), and Job 15:7.

Verse 24. - The preexistence of Wisdom is still more expressly set forth. When there were no depths (vers. 27, 28). The waste of waters which covered the face of the earth is meant - that great deep on which primeval darkness brooded (Genesis 1:2). Before even this, man's earliest conception of the beginning of the world, uncreated Wisdom was. Septuagint, "before he made the abysses" (see on Proverbs 3:20). I was brought forth; Vulgate, et ego jam concepta eram; Septuagint, at the end of ver. 25, γεννᾷ με, "he begetteth me." The verb here is חוּל (chul), which is used of the travailing of women, and is rightly translated, "brought forth by generation." It indicates in this place the energizing of Wisdom, her conception in the Divine mind, and her putting tbrth in operation. When there were no fountains abounding with water; i.e. springs in the interior of the earth (Genesis 7:11; comp. Job 22, 26, 38.). Septuagint,"Before the springs of the waters came forward (προελθεῖν)." When there were no depths, I was brought forth,.... Not only in the decree of God, as the head of the elect; foreordained to be the Redeemer of them, and to be the propitiation for their sins; and appointed the Judge of the world, and heir of all things; but "was begotten", as the Targum and Syriac version; the Septuagint is, "he begot me"; and so it is to be understood of the eternal generation and sonship of Christ; for the word is used of generation, Job 15:7. Christ is the firstborn of every creature, begotten, born, and brought forth before any creature was in being; see Psalm 2:7; before the depths of the great sea were formed, for they were made by him, Psalm 95:1; when there were no depths, but the infinite being and perfections of God, and the thoughts and purposes of his heart, which are his deep things, Job 11:7;

when there were no fountains abounding with water; or "heavy", or "honoured" (k) with it; when the fountains of the great deep were not; and when there were no other fountains which form rivers, and water the earth; when there were none but God the fountain of living waters; then was Christ as the only begotten son of God; and who was also set up as the fountain of all grace, life, and salvation for his people.

(k) "aggravati", Pagninus; "praegravati", Vatablus; "gravati", Michaelis; "honorabiles", Gejerus. 24. brought forth—(Compare Ps 90:2).

abounding—or, "laden with water."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?
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