New American Standard Bible
Rejoicing in the world, His earth, And having my delight in the sons of men.
King James Bible
Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.
Darby Bible Translation
rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth, and my delights were with the sons of men.
World English Bible
Rejoicing in his whole world. My delight was with the sons of men.
Young's Literal Translation
Rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth, And my delights are with the sons of men.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wisdom rejoices yet more in the world as inhabited by God's rational creatures. (compare Isaiah 45:18). Giving joy and delight to God, she finds her delight among the sons of men. These words, like the rest, are as an unconscious prophecy fulfilled in the Divine Word, in whom were "hid all the treasures of Wisdom." Compare the marginal reference: in Him the Father was well pleased; and yet His "joy also is fulfilled," not in the glory of the material universe, but in His work among the sons of men.
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 …
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The Invitation of Wisdom. --Prov. viii.
His Name --The Counsellor
Of the Decrees of God.
Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He would depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.
As for the saints who are in the earth, They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight.
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