Proverbs 8:24 {25}
Good News Translation
I was born before the oceans, when there were no springs of water.

Contemporary English Version
When I was born, there were no oceans or springs of water.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The mountains, with their huge bulk, had not as yet been established: before the hills, I was brought forth:

New American Bible
When there were no deeps I was brought forth, when there were no fountains or springs of water;

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The mountains, with their huge bulk, had not as yet been established: before the hills, I was brought forth:

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Psalm 2:7 The Lord hath said to me: Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son: that whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but may have life everlasting.

John 5:20 For the Father loveth the Son and sheweth him all things which himself doth: and greater works than these will he shew him, that you may wonder.

Hebrews 1:5 For to which of the angels hath he said at any time: Thou art my Son, to-day have I begotten thee? And again: I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

1 John 4:9 By this hath the charity of God appeared towards us, because God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we may live by him.

Context
The Excellence of Wisdom
23The depths were not as yet, and I was already conceived, neither had the fountains of waters as yet sprung out. 24The mountains, with their huge bulk, had not as yet been established: before the hills, I was brought forth:25He had not yet made the earth, nor the rivers, nor the poles of the world.…
Cross References
Genesis 1:2
And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.

Exodus 15:5
The depths have covered them, they are sunk to the bottom like a stone.

Job 38:16
Hast thou entered into the depths of the sea, and walked in the lowest parts of the deep?

Proverbs 3:20
My son, let not these things depart from thy eyes: keep the law and counsel:

Additional Translations
When there were no watery depths, I was brought forth, when no springs were overflowing with water.When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

When there were no depths, I was brought forth, When there were no fountains abounding with water.

even before he made the depths; before the fountains of water came forth:

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

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

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

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

In there being no depths, I was brought forth, In there being no fountains heavy with waters,
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