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Proverbs 8:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Before the earth was.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “From everlasting I was established, From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I was set up from eternity, from the beginning, before the earth was.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— At the outset of the ages, had I been established, in advance of the antiquities of the earth;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— From the age I was anointed, from the first, From former states of the earth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I was set up from eternity, and of old, before the earth was made.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I was set vp from euerlasting, from the beginning, or euer the earth was.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He established me before time [was] in the beginning, before he made the earth:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I was set up 5258
{5258} Prime
נָסַךְ
nacak
{naw-sak'}
A primitive root; to pour out, especially a libation, or to cast (metal); by analogy to anoint a king.
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
from everlasting, 5769
{5769} Prime
עוֹלָם
`owlam
{o-lawm'}
From H5956; properly concealed, that is, the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future), that is, (practically) eternity; frequentative adverbially (especially with prepositional prefix) always.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
from the beginning, 7218
{7218} Prime
רֹאשׁ
ro'sh
{roshe}
From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
or ever 6924
{6924} Prime
קֶדֶם
qedem
{keh'-dem}
From H6923; the front, of palce (absolutely the fore part, relatively the East) or time (antiquity); often used adverbially (before, anciently, eastward).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
the earth 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
was.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 8:22-31.


Proverbs 8:23

_ _ I was set up — ordained, or inaugurated (Psalms 2:6). The other terms carry out the idea of the earliest antiquity, and illustrate it by the details of creation [Proverbs 8:24-29].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 8:22-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 8:23

Set up — Heb. anointed, constituted to be the person by whom the Father resolved to do all his works, to create, to uphold and govern and judge, to redeem and save the world. From the beginning — Before which, there was nothing but a vast eternity. The earth — Which together with the heaven, was the first of God's visible works.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 8:23

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

(l) He declares the eternity of the Son of God, who was before all time, and ever present with the father.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

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.
Psalms 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.
John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
Ephesians 1:10-11 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; [even] in him: ... In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
1 John 1:1-2 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; ... (For the life was manifested, and we have seen [it], and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
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Gn 1:26. Ps 2:6. Mi 5:2. Jn 17:24. Ep 1:10. 1Jn 1:1.

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