Proverbs 8:25
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New International Version
before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth,

New Living Translation
Before the mountains were formed, before the hills, I was born--

English Standard Version
Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth,

New American Standard Bible
"Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills I was brought forth;

King James Bible
Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I was delivered before the mountains and hills were established,

International Standard Version
Before the mountains were shaped, before there were hills, I was bringing them to birth.

NET Bible
before the mountains were set in place--before the hills--I was born,

New Heart English Bible
Before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was brought forth;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And before the mountains would be established, and before the hills, I was formed in the womb.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I was born before the mountains were settled in their places and before the hills,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills was I brought forth;

New American Standard 1977
“Before the mountains were settled,
            Before the hills I was brought forth;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Before the mountains were founded, before the hills was I begotten.

King James 2000 Bible
Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

American King James Version
Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

American Standard Version
Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills was I brought forth;

Douay-Rheims Bible
The mountains with their huge bulk had not as yet been established: before the hills I was brought forth:

Darby Bible Translation
Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth;

English Revised Version
Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

Webster's Bible Translation
Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth.

World English Bible
Before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was brought forth;

Young's Literal Translation
Before mountains were sunk, Before heights, I was brought forth.
Study Bible
The Excellence of Wisdom
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; 26While He had not yet made the earth and the fields, Nor the first dust of the world.…
Cross References
Job 15:7
"Were you the first man to be born, Or were you brought forth before the hills?

Psalm 90:2
Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

Proverbs 8:26
While He had not yet made the earth and the fields, Nor the first dust of the world.
Treasury of Scripture

Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

Job 15:7,8 Are you the first man that was born? or were you made before the hills…

Job 38:4-11 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, …

Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the …

Psalm 102:25-28 Of old have you laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens …

Hebrews 1:10 And, You, Lord, in the beginning have laid the foundation of the …

Before the mountains were settled,.... "Plunged" (l), or fixed in the earth; and which was done by the great strength of the Lord, upon their proper bases, Psalm 65:6; and which were "aborigine", or from the beginning of the world, and therefore called the ancient mountains, Deuteronomy 33:15; to be before the mountains is a periphrasis of eternity, and is a phrase expressive of God's eternity; and being here used of the Son's, shows his eternity is the same with his Father's, Psalm 90:2;

before the hills was I brought forth; which is repeated partly to show the importance of it; this being a matter of infinite moment and concern, and deserving of the strictest attention and observation; and partly to show the certainty of it; the eternal generation of Christ being an article of faith most surely to be believed.

(l) "defixi", Montanus; "mergerentur", Tigurine version; "immersi", Vatablus, Junius & Tremellius. 25. settled—that is, sunk in foundations.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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