Proverbs 8:31
New International Version
rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind.

New Living Translation
And how happy I was with the world he created; how I rejoiced with the human family!

English Standard Version
rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the children of man.

Berean Study Bible
I was rejoicing in His whole world, delighting together in the sons of men.

New American Standard Bible
Rejoicing in the world, His earth, And having my delight in the sons of men.

King James Bible
Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

Christian Standard Bible
I was rejoicing in his inhabited world, delighting in the children of Adam.

Contemporary English Version
I was pleased with his world and pleased with its people.

Good News Translation
happy with the world and pleased with the human race.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I was rejoicing in His inhabited world, delighting in the human race."

International Standard Version
rejoicing in his inhabitable world and taking delight in mankind."

NET Bible
rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth, and delighting in its people.

New Heart English Bible
Rejoicing in his whole world. My delight was with the sons of men.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have been rejoicing in the world of his Earth and I have been glorying in the sons of man.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
found joy in his inhabited world, and delighted in the human race.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Playing in His habitable earth, And my delights are with the sons of men.

New American Standard 1977
Rejoicing in the world, His earth, And having my delight in the sons of men.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I am content in the circumference of his earth, and my contentment is with the sons of men.

King James 2000 Bible
Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

American King James Version
Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

American Standard Version
Rejoicing in his habitable earth; And my delight was with the sons of men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Playing in the world: and my delights were to be with the children of men.

Darby Bible Translation
rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth, and my delights [were] with the sons of men.

English Revised Version
Rejoicing in his habitable earth; and my delight was with the sons of men.

Webster's Bible Translation
Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

World English Bible
Rejoicing in his whole world. My delight was with the sons of men.

Young's Literal Translation
Rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth, And my delights are with the sons of men.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The Excellence of Wisdom
30Then I was a skilled craftsman at His side, and His delight day by day, rejoicing always in His presence. 31I was rejoicing in His whole world, delighting together in the sons of men. 32Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, for blessed are those who keep my ways.…
Cross References
John 13:1
It was now just before the Passover Feast, and Jesus knew that His hour had come to leave this world and return to the Father. Having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the very end.

Psalm 16:3
As for the saints in the land, they are the excellence in whom all my delight resides.

Treasury of Scripture

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Lexicon
I was rejoicing
מְ֭שַׂחֶקֶת (mə·śa·ḥe·qeṯ)
Verb - Piel - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7832: To laugh, to play

in His whole world,
בְּתֵבֵ֣ל (bə·ṯê·ḇêl)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8398: The earth, the globe, its inhabitants, a particular land

delighting
וְ֝שַׁעֲשֻׁעַ֗י (wə·ša·‘ă·šu·‘ay)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8191: Enjoyment

together
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

in the sons
בְּנֵ֥י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of men.
אָדָֽם׃ (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being
(31) Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth.--Rather, the fertile part. (Comp. Genesis 1:31, where the satisfaction of God with His creation is described; and Psalm 104:31.)

My delights were with the sons of men.--Or rather, in them. (Comp. Genesis 3:8, where it would seem that the "Lord God" had been in the habit of assuming human form, and admitting man to His presence.) Such appearances as this, and that to Abraham in Genesis 18, and to Joshua in Joshua 5, were supposed by the Fathers to have been anticipations of the Incarnation of God the Son, who is here described under the name of Wisdom.

Verse 31. - Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth. Wisdom declares wherein she chiefly delighted, viz. in the world as the habitation of rational creatures. "And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good" (Genesis 1:31); comp. Psalm 104:31, and see the eloquent account of Wisdom in the book so named (7:22-8:1). My delights were with the sons of men. Man, made in the image of God. is the principal object of creative Wisdom's pleasure; and her joy is fulfilled only in the Incarnation. When the Word became flesh, then was the end and design of creation exhibited, and the infinite love of God towards man made, as it were, visible and palpable. Septuagint, "Because he rejoiced when he completed the world (τὴν οἰκουμένην), and rejoiced in the children of men." 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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