Proverbs 8:31

ESV rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the children of man.
NIV rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind.
NASB Rejoicing in the world, His earth, And having my delight in the sons of mankind.
CSB I was rejoicing in his inhabited world, delighting in the children of Adam.
NLT And how happy I was with the world he created; how I rejoiced with the human family!
KJV Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.
NKJV Rejoicing in His inhabited world, And my delight was with the sons of men.

What does Proverbs 8:31 mean?

Wisdom, something God possessed even before the creation of the world (Proverbs 8:22–30), continues to speak in Solomon's metaphor begun in verse 1 (Proverbs 8:1–4).

Genesis 1 describes God's work of creating everything, including the creation of our first parents, and after creating everything, "God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good" (Genesis 1:31). Unfortunately, sin entered humanity when Eve fell prey to the Devil's temptation and Adam joined her in rejecting God's will. That sin alienated human beings from God, and the human condition soon deteriorated to the point where "the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually" (Genesis 6:5).

Despite the sin that marks every human being today, God loves us and demonstrated His love by giving His Son on the cross as our redeemer and reconciler (Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:19).
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