Proverbs 8:23
New International Version
I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be.

New Living Translation
I was appointed in ages past, at the very first, before the earth began.

English Standard Version
Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth.

Berean Study Bible
From everlasting I was established, from the beginning, before the earth began.

New American Standard Bible
"From everlasting I was established, From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth.

King James Bible
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

Christian Standard Bible
I was formed before ancient times, from the beginning, before the earth began.

Contemporary English Version
to create the earth. At the very first, the LORD gave life to me.

Good News Translation
I was made in the very beginning, at the first, before the world began.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I was formed before ancient times, from the beginning, before the earth began.

International Standard Version
From eternity I was appointed, from the beginning, from before there was land.

NET Bible
From eternity I was appointed, from the beginning, from before the world existed.

New Heart English Bible
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, before the earth existed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And before the world he was possessed by me, and from the beginning, before he would establish the Earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I was appointed from everlasting from the first, before the earth began.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Or ever the earth was.

New American Standard 1977
“From everlasting I was established, From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I was set up with eternal dominion, from the beginning, before the earth was.

King James 2000 Bible
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, before the earth was.

American King James Version
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

American Standard Version
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Before the earth was.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He established me before time was in the beginning, before he made the earth:

Douay-Rheims Bible
I was set up from eternity, and of old before the earth was made.

Darby Bible Translation
I was set up from eternity, from the beginning, before the earth was.

English Revised Version
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

Webster's Bible Translation
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

World English Bible
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, before the earth existed.

Young's Literal Translation
From the age I was anointed, from the first, From former states of the earth.
Study Bible
The Excellence of Wisdom
22The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His work, before His deeds of old. 23From everlasting I was established, from the beginning, before the earth began. 24When there were no watery depths, I was brought forth, when no springs were overflowing with water.…
Cross References
John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 17:5
And now, Father, glorify Me in Your presence with the glory I had with You before the world existed.

Proverbs 4:7
Wisdom is supreme; therefore acquire wisdom. And whatever else you obtain, gain understanding.

Micah 5:2
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come forth for Me One to be ruler over Israel, whose origins are of old, from the days of eternity.

Treasury of Scripture

I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

Genesis 1:26
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Psalm 2:6
Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

Micah 5:2
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.







Lexicon
From everlasting
מֵ֭עוֹלָם (mê·‘ō·w·lām)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

I was established,
נִסַּ֥כְתִּי (nis·saḵ·tî)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5258: To pour out, a libation, to cast, to anoint a, king

from the beginning,
מֵרֹ֗אשׁ (mê·rōš)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head

before the earth
אָֽרֶץ׃ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

began.
מִקַּדְמֵי־ (miq·qaḏ·mê-)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6924: The front, of place, time
(23) I was set up.--An unusual word; also applied to our Lord in Psalm 2:6 when "set" as King on Zion.

Verse 23. - I was set up from everlasting. The verb used here is remarkable. It is נָסַך(nasak), in niph.; and it is found in Psalm 2:6, "I have set my King upon my holy hill." Both here and there it has been translated "anointed," which would make a noteworthy reference to Christ. But there seems no proof that the word has this meaning. It signifies properly "to pour forth" (as of molten metal), then "to put down," "to appoint or establish." The versions recognize this. Thus the Septuagint, "he established (ἐθεμελίωσε) me;" Vulgate, ordinata sum; Aquila, κατεστάθην; Symmachus, προεχείρισμαι; Venetian, κέχυμαι (comp. Ecclus. 1:9). So what is here said is that Wisdom was from everlasting exalted as ruler and disposer of all things. To express eternal relation, three synonymous terms are used. From everlasting; πρὸ τοῦ αἰῶνος, Septuagint, as Delitzsch notes, points back to infinite distance. From the beginning; i.e. before the world was begun to be made; as St. John says (John 1:1), "In the beginning was the Word;" and Christ prays, "Glorify thou me with thine own self, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was" (John 17:5). Or ever the earth was. This looks to the most remote time after the actual creation, while the earth was being formed and adapted. 8:22-31 The Son of God declares himself to have been engaged in the creation of the world. How able, how fit is the Son of God to be the Saviour of the world, who was the Creator of it! The Son of God was ordained, before the world, to that great work. Does he delight in saving wretched sinners, and shall not we delight in his salvation?
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