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Proverbs 8:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, Nor the beginning of the dust of the world.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— While He had not yet made the earth and the fields, Nor the first dust of the world.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— while as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the beginning of the dust of the world.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Or ever he had made the land and the wastes, or the top of the dry parts of the world:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— While He had not made the earth, and out-places, And the top of the dusts of the world.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He had not yet made the earth, nor the rivers, nor the poles of the world.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The Lord made countries and uninhabited [tracks], and the highest inhabited parts of the world.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
While as yet x5704
(5704) Complement
עַד
`ad
{ad}
Properly the same as H5703 (used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); as far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with).
he had not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
made 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
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).
nor the fields, 2351
{2351} Prime
חוּץ
chuwts
{khoots}
(Both forms feminine in the plural); from an unused root meaning to sever; properly separate by a wall, that is, outside, outdoors.
nor the highest part 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.).
of the dust 6083
{6083} Prime
עָפָר
`aphar
{aw-fawr'}
From H6080; dust (as powdered or gray); hence clay, earth, mud.
of the world. 8398
{8398} Prime
תֵּבֵל
tebel
{tay-bale'}
From H2986; the earth (as moist and therefore inhabited); by extension the globe; by implication its inhabitants; specifically a particular land, as Babylonia or Palestine.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 8:22-31.


Proverbs 8:26

_ _ fields — or, “out places,” “deserts,” as opposite to (habitable) “world.”

_ _ highest part — or, “sum,” all particles together,

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 8:22-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 8:26

The earth — The dry land called earth after it was separated from the waters Genesis 1:10. Fields — The plain and open parts of the earth distinguished from the mountains. Dust — Of this lower part of the world which consists of dust.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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as yet:

Genesis 1:1-31 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. ... And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

fields:
or, open places

highest part:
or, chief part
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