Proverbs 8:25
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"Beforeבְּטֶ֣רֶם
(be·te·rem)
2962: not yet, ere, before thata prim. adverb
the mountainsהָרִ֣ים
(ha·rim)
2022: mountain, hill, hill countryof uncertain derivation
were settled,הָטְבָּ֑עוּ
(ha·te·ba·'u;)
2883: to sink, sink downa prim. root
Beforeלִפְנֵ֖י
(lif·nei)
6440: face, facesfrom panah
the hillsגְבָעֹ֣ות
(ge·va·'o·vt)
1389: a hillfem. from the same as Geba
I was brought forth;חֹולָֽלְתִּי׃
(cho·v·la·le·ti.)
2342a: to whirl, dance, writhea prim. root







KJV Lexicon
Before the mountains
har  (har)
a mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively) -- hill (country), mount(-ain), promotion.
were settled
taba`  (taw-bah')
to sink -- drown, fasten, settle, sink.
before
paniym  (paw-neem')
the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.)
the hills
gib`ah  (ghib-aw')
a hillock -- hill, little hill.
was I brought forth
chuwl  (khool)
to twist or whirl (in a circular or spiral manner), i.e. (specifically) to dance, to writhe in pain (especially of parturition) or fear; figuratively, to wait, to pervert
Parallel Verses
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,

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,

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