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Proverbs 8:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— When he established the heavens, I was there: When he set a circle upon the face of the deep,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— When he prepared the heavens, I [was] there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “When He established the heavens, I was there, When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— When he prepared the heavens, I [was] there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— When he prepared the heavens I was there; when he ordained the circle upon the face of the deep;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— When he prepared the heavens, there, was I! When he decreed a vault upon the face of the resounding deep;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In His preparing the heavens I [am] there, In His decreeing a circle on the face of the deep,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— When he prepared the heavens, I was present: when with a certain law, and compass, he enclosed the depths:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— When hee prepared the heauens, I was there: when he set a compasse vpon the face of the depth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— When he prepared the heaven, I was present with him; and when he prepared his throne upon the winds:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— When he prepared the heavens, I [was] there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
When he prepared 3559
{3559} Prime
A primitive root; properly to be erect (that is, stand perpendicular);. hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous).
<8687> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 1162
the heavens, 8064
{8064} Prime
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
I x589
(0589) Complement
Contracted from H0595; I.
[was] there: x8033
(8033) Complement
A primitive particle (rather from the relative H0834); there (transfered to time) then; often thither, or thence.
when he set 2710
{2710} Prime
A primitive root; properly to hack, that is, engrave (Judges 5:14, to be a scribe simply); by implication to enact (laws being cut in stone or metal tablets in primitive times) or (generally) prescribe.
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
a compass 2329
{2329} Prime
From H2328; a circle.
upon x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the face 6440
{6440} Prime
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.).
of the depth: 8415
{8415} Prime
(Usually feminine) from H1949; an abyss (as a surging mass of water), especially the deep (the main sea or the subterranean water supply).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 8:22-31.

Proverbs 8:27

_ _ when he set ... depth — marked out the circle, according to the popular idea of the earth, as circular, surrounded by depths on which the visible concave heavens rested.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 8:22-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 8:27

I was there — As co — worker with my Father. Depth — Of that great abyss of water and earth mixed together, which is called both earth and water and the deep, Genesis 1:2, when he made this lower world in the form of a globe.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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he prepared:

Psalms 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
Psalms 103:19 The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
Psalms 136:5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.
Jeremiah 10:12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Hebrews 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

or, circle,
Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry [them] in his bosom, [and] shall gently lead those that are with young.
Isaiah 40:22 [It is] he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof [are] as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
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Ps 33:6; 103:19; 136:5. Is 40:11, 22. Jr 10:12. Col 1:16. He 1:2.

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