Proverbs 8:24

“When there were no depthes, I was brought forth: when there were no fountaines abounding with water.”

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Other Translations

When [there were] no depths, I was brought forth; when [there were] no fountains abounding with water.
- King James Version

"When there were no depths I was brought forth, When there were no springs abounding with water.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When there were no depths, I was brought forth, When there were no fountains abounding with water.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When there was no deep I was given birth, when there were no fountains flowing with water.
- Basic English Bible

When there were no depths, I was brought forth, when there were no fountains abounding with water.
- Darby Bible

When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
- Webster's Bible

When there were no depths, I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.
- World English Bible

In there being no depths, I was brought forth, In there being no fountains heavy [with] waters,
- Youngs Literal Bible

When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 8:24


8:24 No depths - No abyss or deep waters. Brought forth - Begotten of my father.


Discussion for Proverbs 8

  • Brook
    God is mighty and AWESOME. Just look around.
  • Ann
    Angela Tucker, I think you may be referring to Matthew Chapter 11:7.
  • Angela Tucker
    I have a question? Where is it written.. Jesus is saying . What did you expect a read blowing the wind? In other words an unstable person or wishy washy . And I no it wasn t a read. But I can t remember what it was. Thank you
  • Michelle Liu
    We can see Jesus is crying out even in the old testament. Wisdom and understanding through the words of Jesus Christ bring this life- whoever hates jesus loves death.
  • Mrs. V
    What I enjoy about this proverb chpt. 8 is how important it is for the believers to have Wisdom (Gods Wisdom) since there are 2. Sometimes as believers we can get caught up in the worlds Wisdom and think it's from God, but that's not so. Proverbs 8 goes on to tell us the importance of having Wisdom and Understanding. It is vital! God's wisdom blesses us day by day which is why WE need his.
  • BSP
    Verses 4 and 5 urges those who lack experience to learn how to be shrewd. The Bible provides the best source of wisdom to apply in our daily lives.

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