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Job 15:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Art thou the first man that was born? Or wast thou brought forth before the hills?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [Art] thou the first man [that] was born? or wast thou made before the hills?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Were you the first man to be born, Or were you brought forth before the hills?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [Art] thou the first man [that] was born? or wast thou made before the hills?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Art thou the first man that was born? and wast thou brought forth before the hills?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The first of mankind, wast thou born? Or, before the hills, wast thou brought forth?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The first man art thou born? And before the heights wast thou formed?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Art thou the first man that was born, or wast thou made before the hills?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Art [thou] the first man [that] was borne? or wast thou made before the hilles?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— What! art thou the first man that was born? or wert thou established before the hills?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [Art] thou the first man [that] was born? or wast thou made before the hills?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[Art] thou the first 7223
{7223} Prime
רִאשׁוֹן
ri'shown
{ree-shone'}
From H7221; first, in place, time or rank (as adjective or noun).
z8675
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
man 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
[that] was born? 3205
{3205} Prime
יָלַד
yalad
{yaw-lad'}
A primitive root; to bear young; causatively to beget; medically to act as midwife; specifically to show lineage.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
or wast thou made 2342
{2342} Prime
חוּל
chuwl
{khool}
A primitive root; properly to twist or whirl (in a circular or spiral manner), that is, (specifically) to dance, to writhe in pain (especially of parturition) or fear; figuratively to wait, to pervert.
z8797
<8797> Grammar
Stem - Pulal (See H8850)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 21
before 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
the hills? 1389
{1389} Prime
גִּבְעָה
gib`ah
{ghib-aw'}
Feminine from the same as H1387; a hillock.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 15:7

_ _ That is, Art thou wisdom personified? Wisdom existed before the hills; that is, the eternal Son of God (Proverbs 8:25; Psalms 90:2). Wast thou in existence before Adam? The farther back one existed, the nearer he was to the Eternal Wisdom.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 15:1-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 15:7

[Art] thou the (e) first man [that] was born? or wast thou made before the hills?

(e) That is, the most ancient and so by reason the most wise?

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the first:

Job 15:10 With us [are] both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father.
Job 12:12 With the ancient [is] wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
Genesis 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

or wast thou:

Job 38:4-41 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. ... Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.
Psalms 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.
Proverbs 8:22-25 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. ... Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
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Gn 4:1. Jb 12:12; 15:10; 38:4. Ps 90:2. Pv 8:22.

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