Proverbs 8:30
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English Standard Version
then I was beside him, like a master workman, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always,

King James Bible
Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

American Standard Version
Then I was by him, as a master workman; And I was daily his delight, Rejoicing always before him,

Douay-Rheims Bible
I was with him forming all things: and was delighted every day, playing before him at all times;

English Revised Version
Then I was by him, as a master workman: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

Webster's Bible Translation
Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This her existence before the world began is now set forth in yet more explicit statements:

24 "When there were as yet no floods was I brought forth,

     When as yet there were not fountains which abounded with water;

25 For before the mountains were settled,

     Before the hills was I brought forth,

26 While as yet He had not made land and plains,

     And the sum of the dust of the earth."

The description is poetical, and affords some room for imagination. By תּהומות are not intended the unrestrained primeval waters, but, as also Proverbs 3:20, the inner waters, treasures of the earth; and consequently by מעינות, not the fountains of the sea on this earth (Ewald, after Job 38:16), but he springs or places of springs (for מעין is n. loci to עין, a well as an eye of the earth; vid., Genesis 16:7), by means of which the internal waters of the earth communicate themselves to the earth above (cf. Genesis 7:11 with Genesis 49:25). נכבּדּי־מים(abounding with water) is a descriptive epitheton to מעינות, which, notwithstanding its fem. plur., is construed as masc. (cf. Proverbs 5:16). The Masora does not distinguish the thrice-occurring נכבדי according to its form as written (Isaiah 23:8-9). The form נכבּדּי (which, like בּתּים, would demand Metheg) is to be rejected; it is everywhere to be written נכבּדּי nettirw (Ewald, 214b) with Pathach, with Dagesh following; vid., Kimchi, Michlol 61b. Kimchi adds the gloss מעיני מים רבים, which the Gr. Venet., in accordance with the meaning of נכבד elsewhere, renders by πηγαῖς δεδοξασμένων ὑδάτων (as also Bttcher: the most honoured equals the most lordly); but Meri, Immanuel, and others rightly judge that the adjective is here to be understood after Genesis 13:2; Job 14:21 (but in this latter passage כבד does not mean "to be numerous"): loaded equals endowed in rich measure.

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John 1:1-3,18 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...

John 16:28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.

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Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit on him...

Matthew 3:17 And see a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Matthew 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son...

John 12:28 Father, glorify your name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.

Colossians 1:13 Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

Cross References
John 1:2
He was in the beginning with God.

John 1:3
All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

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