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:
Darby 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Compare Psalm 90:2. What the Psalmist said of Yahweh, the teacher here asserts of Wisdom; she was before the everlasting hills.
Library"But Whereunto Shall I Liken this Generation?"
Matth. xi. 16.--"But whereunto shall I liken this generation?" When our Lord Jesus, who had the tongue of the learned, and spoke as never man spake, did now and then find a difficulty to express the matter herein contained. "What shall we do?" The matter indeed is of great importance, a soul matter, and therefore of great moment, a mystery, and therefore not easily expressed. No doubt he knows how to paint out this to the life, that we might rather behold it with our eyes, than hear it with our …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
The Invitation of Wisdom. --Prov. viii.
His Name --The Counsellor
Of the Decrees of God.
"Were you the first man to be born, Or were you brought forth before the hills?
Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
While He had not yet made the earth and the fields, Nor the first dust of the world.
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