New American Standard Bible
Then I was beside Him, as a master workman; And I was daily His delight, Rejoicing always before Him,
King James Bible
Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
Darby Bible Translation
then I was by him his nursling, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
World English Bible
then I was the craftsman by his side. I was a delight day by day, always rejoicing before him,
Young's Literal Translation
Then I am near Him, a workman, And I am a delight -- day by day. Rejoicing before Him at all times,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
As one brought up with him - i. e., As his foster child. Others take the word in the original in another sense, "I was as his artificer," a rendering which falls in best with the special point of the whole passage, the creative energy of Wisdom. Compare Wisdom Proverbs 7:21, Proverbs 7:22.
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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.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
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