New International Version
By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place;
King James Bible
The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens.
World English Bible
By wisdom Yahweh founded the earth. By understanding, he established the heavens.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah by wisdom did found the earth, He prepared the heavens by understanding.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth - Here wisdom is taken in its proper acceptation, for that infinite knowledge and skill which God has manifested in the creation and composition of the earth, and in the structure and economy of the heavens. He has established the order as well as the essence of all things; so that though they vary in their positions, etc., yet they never change either their places, or their properties. Composition and analysis are not essential changes; the original particles, their forms and properties, remain the same.
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established or prepared
LibraryMarch 6. "Lean not unto Thine Own Understanding" (Prov. Iii. 5).
"Lean not unto thine own understanding" (Prov. iii. 5). Faith is hindered by reliance upon human wisdom, whether our own or the wisdom of others. The devil's first bait to Eve was an offer of wisdom, and for this she sold her faith. "Ye shall be as gods," he said, "knowing good and evil," and from the hour she began to know she ceased to trust. It was the spies that lost the Land of Promise to Israel of old. It was their foolish proposition to search out the land, and find out by investigation whether …
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The Tenth Commandment
How many are your works, LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever.
"The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old;
I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,
when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
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