Proverbs 3:19

19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens;

Proverbs 3:19 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 3:19

The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth
He has created all things, and made the world by his Son, the Wisdom of God, ( Ephesians 3:9 ) ( Hebrews 1:2 ) ; not using him as an instrument; but, he being an efficient cause with him, to him, as to the first cause, the creation of all things is ascribed, ( John 1:1-3 ) ( Colossians 1:16 ) ; and particularly the laying the foundation of the earth, ( Hebrews 1:10 ) ; and though this is true of the divine perfection of wisdom, ( Jeremiah 10:12 ) ; yet from the context it appears best to understand it of the essential Wisdom of God, Christ Jesus; the Jerusalem Targum of ( Genesis 1:1 ) ; is, "by wisdom God created", &c. and this serves greatly to set forth the dignity and excellency of Wisdom, or Christ, and so the happiness of that man that finds him; with this the account of him is closed and crowned; by understanding hath he established the heavens:
or prepared, adorned, and beautified them, by placing the luminaries in them, and directing their station, motion, and influence; the making of the heavens, with all the host of them, is ascribed to the essential Word or Wisdom of God, ( Psalms 33:6 ) .

Proverbs 3:19 In-Context

17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called happy.
19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens;
20 by his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew.
21 My child, do not let these escape from your sight: keep sound wisdom and prudence,
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