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Proverbs 3:19

19 By wisdom the LORD laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place;

Read Proverbs 3:19 Using Other Translations

The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens;
By wisdom the LORD founded the earth; by understanding he created the heavens.

What does Proverbs 3:19 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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 ) .

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