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Proverbs 8:31 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Rejoicing in his habitable earth; And my delight was with the sons of men.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights [were] with the sons of men.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Rejoicing in the world, His earth, And [having] my delight in the sons of men.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights [were] with the sons of men.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth, and my delights [were] with the sons of men.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Exulting in the fruitful land of his earth, Yea, my fulness of delight, was with the sons of men.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth, And my delights [are] with the sons of men.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Playing in the world: and my delights were to be with the children of men.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Reioycing in the habitable part of his earth, and my delights [were] with the sonnes of men.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For he rejoiced when he had completed the world, and rejoiced among the children of men.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights [were] with the sons of men.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Rejoicing 7832
{7832} Prime
שָׂחַק
sachaq
{saw-khak'}
A primitive root; to laugh (in pleasure or detraction); by implication to play.
z8764
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
in the habitable part 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.
of his 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).
and my delights 8191
{8191} Prime
שַׁעֲשֻׁעַ
sha`shua`
{shah-shoo'-ah}
From H8173; enjoyment.
[were] with x854
(0854) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Probably from H0579; properly nearness (used only as a preposition or adverb), near; hence generally with, by, at, among, etc.
the sons 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of men. 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 8:22-31.


Proverbs 8:30-31

_ _ one brought up — an object of special and pleasing regard. The bestowal of wisdom on men is represented by its finding a delightful residence and pleasing God.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 8:22-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 8:31

My delights were — To uphold them by my power and providence, to reveal myself and my Father's will to them from age to age, to assume their nature, and to redeem and save them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 8:31

(n) Rejoicing in the habitable part of (o) his earth; and my delights [were] with the sons of men.

(n) By which is declared that the work of the creation was no pain, but a solace to the wisdom of God.

(o) By earth he means men, which is the work of God in whom wisdom took pleasure: in that as for man's sake the divine wisdom took man's nature, and dwelt among us, and filled us with unspeakable treasures, and this is the solace and pastime of which is here spoken.

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Psalms 16:3 [But] to the saints that [are] in the earth, and [to] the excellent, in whom [is] all my delight.
Psalms 40:6-8 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. ... I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law [is] within my heart.
John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
John 13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
2 Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
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Ps 16:3; 40:6. Jn 4:34; 13:1. 2Co 8:9.

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