Proverbs 8:30

Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
– Proverbs 8:30

The meaning of the word for one brought up is widely debated. Some take it as a child. Others as a craftsman, artificer, or skilled worker. The common thread in all those meanings is a continuance such as an apprentice or child trained. Just as an apprentice is always by the side of the master, so wisdom is always with God. The point again is that God works all his works by wisdom and doesn’t depart from it. Daily delight and always rejoicing are in this same vein in terms of continuance. They also emphasize the quality of the works of creation such that they were rejoiced in, “It was very good” (Genesis 1:31; Job 38:7).

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