Proverbs 8:25
New International Version
before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth,

New Living Translation
Before the mountains were formed, before the hills, I was born—

English Standard Version
Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth,

Berean Study 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:

New King James Version
Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills, I was brought forth;

New American Standard Bible
“Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills, I was born;

NASB 1995
“Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills I was brought forth;

NASB 1977
“Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills I was brought forth;

Amplified Bible
“Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills, I was born;

Christian Standard Bible
Before the mountains were established, prior to the hills, I was given birth —

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I was delivered before the mountains and hills were established,

American Standard Version
Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills was I brought forth;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And before the mountains would be established, and before the hills, I was formed in the womb.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
before the mountains were settled, and before all hills, he begets me.

Contemporary English Version
My birth was before mountains were formed or hills were put in place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The mountains with their huge bulk had not as yet been established: before the hills I was brought forth:

English Revised Version
Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

Good News Translation
I was born before the mountains, before the hills were set in place,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I was born before the mountains were settled in their places and before the hills,

International Standard Version
Before the mountains were shaped, before there were hills, I was bringing them to birth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills was I brought forth;

Literal Standard Version
Before mountains were sunk, Before heights, I was brought forth.

NET Bible
before the mountains were set in place--before the hills--I was born,

New Heart English Bible
Before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Excellence of Wisdom
24When there were no watery depths, I was brought forth, when no springs were overflowing with water. 25Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth, 26before He made the land or fields, or any of the dust of the earth.…

Cross References
Job 15:7
Were you the first man ever born? Were you brought forth before the hills?

Psalm 90:2
Before the mountains were born or You brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting You are God.

Proverbs 8:26
before He made the land or fields, or any of the dust of the earth.


Treasury of Scripture

Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

Job 15:7,8
Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills? …

Job 38:4-11
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding…

Psalm 90:2
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

Psalm 102:25-28
Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands…

Hebrews 1:10
And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Before
בְּטֶ֣רֶם (bə·ṭe·rem)
Preposition-b | Adverb
Strong's 2962: Non-occurrence, not yet, before

the mountains
הָרִ֣ים (hā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

were settled,
הָטְבָּ֑עוּ (hā·ṭə·bā·‘ū)
Verb - Hofal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2883: To sink, sink down

before
לִפְנֵ֖י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

the hills,
גְבָע֣וֹת (ḡə·ḇā·‘ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1389: A hillock

I was brought forth,
חוֹלָֽלְתִּי׃ (ḥō·w·lā·lə·tî)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2342: To twist, whirl, to dance, to writhe in pain, fear, to wait, to pervert


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