English Standard Version
“I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.
King James Bible
I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
American Standard Version
I wisdom have made prudence my dwelling, And find out knowledge and discretion.
I wisdom dwell in counsel, and am present in learned thoughts.
English Revised Version
I wisdom have made subtilty my dwelling, and find out knowledge and discretion.
Webster's Bible Translation
I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of ingenious inventions.
Proverbs 8:12 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
That to which Wisdom invites, her discourse makes practicable, for she speaks of נגידים. Hitzig interprets this word by conspicua, manifest truths, which the Graec. Venet. understands to be ἐναντία, after Kimchi's interpretation: truths which one makes an aim and object (נגד) on account of their worth. Frst, however, says that נגיד, from נגד, Arab. najad, means to be elevated, exalted, and thereby visible (whence also הגּיד, to bring to light, to bring forward); and that by נגידים, as the plur. of this נגיד, is to be understood princeps in the sense of principalia, or πραεσταντια (lxx σεμνά; Theodot. ἡγεμονικά; Jerome, de rebus magnis) (cf. νόμος βασιλικός of the law of love, which surpasses the other laws, as kings do their subjects), which is supported by the similar expression, Proverbs 22:20. But that we do not need to interpret נגידים as abstr., like מישׁרים, and as the acc. adverb.: in noble ways, because in that case it ought to be נגידות (Berth.), is shown by Proverbs 22:20, and also Proverbs 16:13; cf. on this neuter use of the masc., Ewald, 172a. "The opening of my lips (i.e., this, that they open themselves, not: that which they disclose, lay open) is upright" is to be regarded as metonymia antecedentis pro conseq.: that which I announce is...; or also as a poetic attribution, which attributes to a subject that which is produced by it (cf. Proverbs 3:17): my discourse bearing itself right, brings to light (Fl.). Proverbs 23:16, cf. 31, is parallel both in the words and the subject; מישׁרים, that which is in accordance with fact and with rectitude, uprightness (vid., at Proverbs 1:3), is a word common to the introduction (chap. 1-9), and to the first appendix to the first series of Solomonic Proverbs (Proverbs 22:17-24:22), with the Canticles. In Sol 5:16, also, as where (cf. Proverbs 5:3; Job 6:30), the word palate [Gaumen] is used as the organ of speech.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth--
O simple ones, learn prudence; O fools, learn sense.
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