Also see John-1-1-Note. Proverb 8:22 MB Means Multiple Bibles (Proverb was written in 460 B.C.E.

John 1:1 in 98 C.E. some 558 years later.  It is not reasonable to think that John didn’t know Proverbs 8:22 to 24

.John 1:2 and 3 is accurate). see John-1-1-Note.

 (1) The New Jerusalem Bible Reads

Verse 22 Yahweh created me, first-fruits of his fashioning, before the oldest of his works. 23From everlasting, I was firmly set, from the beginning, before the earth came into being. 24The deep was not, when I was born, nor were the springs with their abounding waters. Ref in proverbs.html


(2)  22The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old;-Proverbs 8:22 (New International Version - UK)

24      hen there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water; (Today's New International Version)

Footnotes: Proverbs 8:22 Or way; or dominion

Proverbs 8:22 Or The LORD possessed me at the beginning of his work; or The LORD brought me forth at the beginning of his work

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brought me forth  Ref in Prov-8-22-introduction.htm



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Proverbs 8:22 (The Message)


22-31 "God sovereignly made me—the first, the basic—


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Proverbs 8:22 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

22 The LORD made [a] me
    at the beginning of His creation, [b]
    before His works of long ago. (A)



  1. Proverbs 8:22 Or possessed, or begot
  2. Proverbs 8:22 Lit way



Proverbs 8:22 (New Life Version)


22"The Lord made me at the beginning of His work, before His first works long ago.

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Proverbs 8-22 NRSV

(7) Open 22 The Lord created me at the beginning F22 of his work, F23 the first of his acts of long ago. 23 Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth. 24 When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.



(8) 8:22 - Open [In Context]

"The LORD formed me from the beginning, before he created anything else.




(9) Proverbs 8:22-31

22 Jehovah possessed me in the beginning of his way, Before his works of old. 23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Before the earth was. 24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth, When there were no fountains abounding with water.



(10) 8:22 - Open [In Context]

"Yahweh possessed me in the beginning of his work, Before his deeds of old.


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Proverbs 8:22 (New International Version - UK)

22The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old;



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