By wisdom the LORD laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place;
The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens.
By wisdom the LORD founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens.
With Lady Wisdom, GOD formed Earth; with Madame Insight, he raised Heaven.
The Lord by wisdom put in position the bases of the earth; by reason he put the heavens in their place.
The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens;
The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding He established the heavens;
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1 tn Heb “founded the earth.” The verb יָסַד (yasad, “to establish; to found”) describes laying the foundation of a building (1 Kgs 5:31 [HT]; 7:10; 2 Chr 3:3; Ezra 3:10-12; Zech 4:9) and God laying the foundation of the earth (Job 38:4; Pss 24:2; 89:12; 102:26; 104:5; Isa 48:13; 51:13, 16; Zech 12:1).
2 sn The theme of God’s use of wisdom in creation is developed in Prov 8:22-31. Because God established the world to operate according to the principle of wisdom it is impossible for anyone to live successfully in his world apart from the wisdom that only God can give.