Proverbs 8:12
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English Standard Version
“I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.

King James Bible
I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

American Standard Version
I wisdom have made prudence my dwelling, And find out knowledge and discretion.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I wisdom dwell in counsel, and am present in learned thoughts.

English Revised Version
I wisdom have made subtilty my dwelling, and find out knowledge and discretion.

Webster's Bible Translation
I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of ingenious inventions.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

That to which Wisdom invites, her discourse makes practicable, for she speaks of נגידים. Hitzig interprets this word by conspicua, manifest truths, which the Graec. Venet. understands to be ἐναντία, after Kimchi's interpretation: truths which one makes an aim and object (נגד) on account of their worth. Frst, however, says that נגיד, from נגד, Arab. najad, means to be elevated, exalted, and thereby visible (whence also הגּיד, to bring to light, to bring forward); and that by נגידים, as the plur. of this נגיד, is to be understood princeps in the sense of principalia, or πραεσταντια (lxx σεμνά; Theodot. ἡγεμονικά; Jerome, de rebus magnis) (cf. νόμος βασιλικός of the law of love, which surpasses the other laws, as kings do their subjects), which is supported by the similar expression, Proverbs 22:20. But that we do not need to interpret נגידים as abstr., like מישׁרים, and as the acc. adverb.: in noble ways, because in that case it ought to be נגידות (Berth.), is shown by Proverbs 22:20, and also Proverbs 16:13; cf. on this neuter use of the masc., Ewald, 172a. "The opening of my lips (i.e., this, that they open themselves, not: that which they disclose, lay open) is upright" is to be regarded as metonymia antecedentis pro conseq.: that which I announce is...; or also as a poetic attribution, which attributes to a subject that which is produced by it (cf. Proverbs 3:17): my discourse bearing itself right, brings to light (Fl.). Proverbs 23:16, cf. 31, is parallel both in the words and the subject; מישׁרים, that which is in accordance with fact and with rectitude, uprightness (vid., at Proverbs 1:3), is a word common to the introduction (chap. 1-9), and to the first appendix to the first series of Solomonic Proverbs (Proverbs 22:17-24:22), with the Canticles. In Sol 5:16, also, as where (cf. Proverbs 5:3; Job 6:30), the word palate [Gaumen] is used as the organ of speech.

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Psalm 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are your works! in wisdom have you made them all: the earth is full of your riches.

Isaiah 55:8,9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, said the LORD...

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

Ephesians 1:8,11 Wherein he has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence...

Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now to the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.


Exodus 31:3-6 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship...

Exodus 35:30-35 And Moses said to the children of Israel, See, the LORD has called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur...

Exodus 36:1-4 Then worked Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man...

1 Kings 7:14 He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom...

1 Chronicles 28:12,19 And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about...

2 Chronicles 13:14 And when Judah looked back, behold, the battle was before and behind: and they cried to the LORD...

Isaiah 28:26 For his God does instruct him to discretion, and does teach him.

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