New International Version
Then I was constantly at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence,
King James Bible
Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
Darby Bible Translation
then I was by him [his] nursling, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
World English Bible
then I was the craftsman by his side. I was a delight day by day, always rejoicing before him,
Young's Literal Translation
Then I am near Him, a workman, And I am a delight -- day by day. Rejoicing before Him at all times,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then I was with him, as one brought up - אמון amon, a nursling, a darling child. Wisdom continues its parable, says Calmet; and represents itself as a new-born child which is ever near its parent, and takes pleasure to see him act, and to sport in his presence. This is poetical and highly figurative; and they who think they find the deity of Jesus Christ in these metaphors should be very cautious how they apply such terms as these; so that while they are endeavoring to defend the truth, they may do nothing against the truth, in which most of them unhappily fail.
Rejoicing always before him - All the images in this verse are borrowed from the state and circumstances of a darling, affectionate, playful child; as any one will be convinced who examines the Hebrew text.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I was daily
'That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance.'--PROVERBS viii. 21. The word here rendered 'substance' is peculiar. Indeed, it is used in a unique construction in this passage. It means 'being' or 'existence,' and seems to have been laid hold of by the Hebrew thinkers, from whom the books commonly called 'the Wisdom Books' come, as one of their almost technical expressions. 'Substance' may be used in our translation in its philosophical meaning as the supposed reality underlying appearances, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Fragrant Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh. "Thou Art all Fair, My Love; There is no Spot in Thee. " --Song of Solomon iv. 7.
Of the Council of Antioch and what was done There against the Holy Meletius.
A String of Pearls
He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
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