Proverbs 8:27

“When hee prepared the heauens, I was there: when he set a compasse vpon the face of the depth.”

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Other Translations

When he prepared the heavens, I [was] there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
- King James Version

"When He established the heavens, I was there, When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When he established the heavens, I was there: When he set a circle upon the face of the deep,
- American Standard Version (1901)

When he made ready the heavens I was there: when he put an arch over the face of the deep:
- Basic English Bible

When he prepared the heavens I was there; when he ordained the circle upon the face of the deep;
- Darby Bible

When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
- Webster's Bible

When he established the heavens, I was there; when he set a circle on the surface of the deep,
- World English Bible

In His preparing the heavens I [am] there, In His decreeing a circle on the face of the deep,
- Youngs Literal Bible

When He established the heavens, I was there; when He set a circle upon the face of the deep,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 8:27


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, #Gen 1:2|, when he made this lower world in the form of a globe.


Discussion for Proverbs 8

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 8:20 I LEAD IN THE WAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE MIDST OF THE PATHS OF JUDGEMENT PROVERBS 8:8ALL THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM 1 JOHN1:9IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS AND TO CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS PROVERBS11:4RICHES PROFIT NOT IN THE DAY WRATH BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH
  • 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.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 8:23 I WAS SET UP FROM EVERLASTING FROM THE BEGINNING OR EVER THE EARTH WAS --8:24-- when there were no depths I was brought forth when there were no fountains abounding with water --8:27-- when HE prepared the heavens I WAS THERE WHEN HE SET A COMPASS UPON THE FACE OF THE DEPTH --8:30-- THEN I WAS BY HIM AS ONE BROUGHT UP WITH HIM AND I WAS DAILY HIS DELIGHT REJOICING ALWAYS BEFORE HIM
  • 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.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF --- MY MOUTH --- ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM ****JAMES 4:7 SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD RESIST THE devil AND he WILL FLEE FROM YOU**** ISAIAH 2:22 cease you from man whose breath is in his nostrils for wherein is he to be accounted of
  • 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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