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  • PARALLEL HISTORY BIBLE - Proverbs 8:25


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    LXX- Greek Septuagint - Proverbs 8:25

    προ 4253 του 3588 ορη 3735 εδρασθηναι προ 4253 δε 1161 παντων 3956 βουνων γεννα με 3165

    Douay Rheims Bible

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

    King James Bible - Proverbs 8:25

    Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

    World English Bible

    Before the mountains were settled in
    place, before the hills, I was brought forth;

    Early Church Father Links

    Anf-01 ix.vi.xxi Pg 14, Anf-01 v.xiv.vi Pg 11, Anf-03 v.ix.vi Pg 6, Anf-03 v.ix.vii Pg 12, Anf-04 vi.v.ii.ii Pg 3, Anf-07 ix.vi.iii Pg 94, Anf-07 vii.ii Pg 12, Npnf-101 vii.1.CII Pg 54, Npnf-103 iv.i.iii.xii Pg 12, Npnf-103 iv.i.iii.xii Pg 12, Npnf-204 x.ii Pg 12, Npnf-204 xiv.ii.iii Pg 76, Npnf-204 xiv.ii.vi Pg 21, Npnf-204 xiv.ii.vi Pg 25, Npnf-204 xiv.ii.vi Pg 25, Npnf-204 xxi.ii.iii.v Pg 19, Npnf-204 xxi.ii.iii.vii Pg 46, Npnf-204 xxi.ii.vi.vii Pg 53, Npnf-204 xxi.ii.vi.vii Pg 53, Npnf-204 x.ii Pg 12, Npnf-204 xiv.ii.iii Pg 76, Npnf-204 xiv.ii.vi Pg 21, Npnf-204 xiv.ii.vi Pg 25, Npnf-204 xiv.ii.vi Pg 25, Npnf-204 xxi.ii.vi.vii Pg 53, Npnf-204 xxi.ii.vi.vii Pg 53, Npnf-204 xxi.ii.iii.v Pg 19, Npnf-204 xxi.ii.iii.vii Pg 46, Npnf-205 viii.i.iv.x Pg 11, Npnf-207 iii.xv Pg 35, Npnf-209 ii.v.ii.xii Pg 73

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    Proverbs 8:25

    Early Christian Commentary - (A.D. 100 - A.D. 325)

    Anf-01 ix.vi.xxi Pg 14
    Prov. viii. 22–25. [This is one of the favourite Messianic quotations of the Fathers, and is considered as the base of the first chapter of St. John’s Gospel.]

    And again: “When He prepared the heaven, I was with Him, and when He established the fountains of the deep; when He made the foundations of the earth strong, I was with Him preparing [them]. I was He in whom He rejoiced, and throughout all time I was daily glad before His face, when He rejoiced at the completion of the world, and was delighted in the sons of men.”4074

    4074


    Anf-01 viii.iv.cxxix Pg 3
    Prov. viii. 22 ff.

    When I repeated these words, I added: “You perceive, my hearers, if you bestow attention, that the Scripture has declared that this Offspring was begotten by the Father before all things created; and that which is begotten is numerically distinct from that which begets, any one will admit.”


    Anf-01 v.xiv.vi Pg 11
    Prov. viii. 22, 23; 25.


    Anf-02 v.ii.x Pg 4.1


    Anf-02 vi.ii.viii Pg 20.1


    Anf-03 v.ix.vi Pg 6
    Prov. viii. 22–25.

    that is to say, He created and generated me in His own intelligence. Then, again, observe the distinction between them implied in the companionship of Wisdom with the Lord. “When He prepared the heaven,” says Wisdom, “I was present with Him; and when He made His strong places upon the winds, which are the clouds above; and when He secured the fountains, (and all things) which are beneath the sky, I was by, arranging all things with Him; I was by, in whom He delighted; and daily, too, did I rejoice in His presence.”7822

    7822


    Anf-03 v.v.xx Pg 5
    Prov. viii. 22.

    For since all things were made by the Wisdom of God, it follows that, when God made both the heaven and the earth in principio—that is to say, in the beginning—He made them in His Wisdom. If, indeed, beginning had a material signification, the Scripture would not have informed us that God made so and so in principio, at the beginning, but rather ex principio, of the beginning; for He would not have created in, but of, matter. When Wisdom, however, was referred to, it was quite right to say, in the beginning.  For it was in Wisdom that He made all things at first, because by meditating and arranging His plans therein,6326

    6326 In qua: in Wisdom.

    He had in fact already done (the work of creation); and if He had even intended to create out of matter, He would yet have effected His creation when He previously meditated on it and arranged it in His Wisdom, since It6327

    6327 Wisdom.

    was in fact the beginning of His ways:  this meditation and arrangement being the primal operation of Wisdom, opening as it does the way to the works by the act of meditation and thought.6328

    6328 De cogitatu.

    This authority of Scripture I claim for myself even from this circumstance, that whilst it shows me the God who created, and the works He created, it does not in like manner reveal to me the source from which He created. For since in every operation there are three principal things, He who makes, and that which is made, and that of which it is made, there must be three names mentioned in a correct narrative of the operation—the person of the maker the sort of thing which is made,6329

    6329 Species facti.

    and the material of which it is formed. If the material is not mentioned, while the work and the maker of the work are both mentioned, it is manifest that He made the work out of nothing.  For if He had had anything to operate upon, it would have been mentioned as well as (the other two particulars).6330

    6330 Proinde.

    In conclusion, I will apply the Gospel as a supplementary testimony to the Old Testament.  Now in this there is all the greater reason why there should be shown the material (if there were any) out of which God made all things, inasmuch as it is therein plainly revealed by whom He made all things. “In the beginning was the Word”6331

    6331


    Anf-03 v.ix.vii Pg 7
    Prov. viii. 22.

    then afterward begotten, to carry all into effect—“When He prepared the heaven, I was present with Him.”7828

    7828


    Anf-03 v.ix.vii Pg 12
    Prov. viii. 22; 25.

    For if indeed Wisdom in this passage seems to say that She was created by the Lord with a view to His works, and to accomplish His ways, yet proof is given in another Scripture that “all things were made by the Word, and without Him was there nothing made;”7833

    7833


    Anf-03 v.ix.vii Pg 15
    Prov. viii. 22.

    which “strengthened the heavens;”7836

    7836


    Anf-03 v.ix.xi Pg 8
    In allusion to Prov. viii. 22.

    and whatever other passages are to the same effect. Why, moreover, could God the Lord of all things, have hesitated to speak thus of Himself, if the fact had been so? Was He afraid of not being believed, if He had in so many words declared Himself to be both the Father and the Son? Of one thing He was at any rate afraid—of lying. Of Himself, too, and of His own truth, was He afraid. Believing Him, therefore, to be the true God, I am sure that He declared nothing to exist in any other way than according to His own dispensation and arrangement, and that He had arranged nothing in any other way than according to His own declaration. On your side, however, you must make Him out to be a liar, and an impostor, and a tamperer with His word, if, when He was Himself a Son to Himself, He assigned the part of His Son to be played by another, when all the Scriptures attest the clear existence of, and distinction in (the Persons of) the Trinity, and indeed furnish us with our Rule of faith, that He who speaks, and He of whom He speaks, and to whom He speaks, cannot possibly seem to be One and the Same. So absurd and misleading a statement would be unworthy of God, that, when it was Himself to whom He was speaking, He speaks rather to another, and not to His very self. Hear, then, other utterances also of the Father concerning the Son by the mouth of Isaiah: “Behold my Son, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom I am well pleased: I will put my Spirit upon Him, and He shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.”7881

    7881


    Anf-03 v.v.xlv Pg 3
    Prov. viii. 22, 23.

    Then that the Word was produced, “through whom all things were made, and without whom nothing was made.”6594

    6594


    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 8

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    Job 15:7,8; 38:4-11 Ps 90:2; 102:25-28 Heb 1:10


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