New American Standard Bible
"When there were no depths I was brought forth, When there were no springs abounding with water.
King James Bible
When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
Darby Bible Translation
When there were no depths, I was brought forth, when there were no fountains abounding with water.
World English Bible
When there were no depths, I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.
Young's Literal Translation
In there being no depths, I was brought forth, In there being no fountains heavy with waters,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Compare Genesis 1; Job 22; Job 26:1-14; Job 38:A world of waters, "great deeps" lying in darkness, this was the picture of the remotest time of which man could form any conception, and yet the co-existence of the uncreated Wisdom with the eternal Yahweh was before that.
Library"But Whereunto Shall I Liken this Generation?"
Matth. xi. 16.--"But whereunto shall I liken this generation?" When our Lord Jesus, who had the tongue of the learned, and spoke as never man spake, did now and then find a difficulty to express the matter herein contained. "What shall we do?" The matter indeed is of great importance, a soul matter, and therefore of great moment, a mystery, and therefore not easily expressed. No doubt he knows how to paint out this to the life, that we might rather behold it with our eyes, than hear it with our …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
The Invitation of Wisdom. --Prov. viii.
His Name --The Counsellor
Of the Decrees of God.
The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.
"The deeps cover them; They went down into the depths like a stone.
"Have you entered into the springs of the sea Or walked in the recesses of the deep?
By His knowledge the deeps were broken up And the skies drip with dew.
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