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I Was Brought Forth from the Father

Proverbs 8:22-31 “The LORD possessed (H7069- qanah) me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. 23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. 24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth (H2342- chuwl); when there were no fountains abounding with water. 25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: 26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. 27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: 28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: 29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: 30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; 31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men."

In Proverbs Chapter 8, Wisdom is personified...and we are told that this Wisdom was brought forth; when there were no fountains...”

“But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the POWER of God, AND THE WISDOM OF GOD.” 1Corinthians 1:24

“But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, WHO OF GOD IS MADE UNTO US WISDOM, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:” 1Corinthians 1:30

We find that in both 1Cor. 1:24 and 1Cor. 1:30 Paul refers to Christ as both the power and the wisdom of God.

Some versions of Scripture like the EXB and NABRE render this verb "possessed" as "begot" which, contextually speaking, is the most accurate rendering.

“possessed” (H7069, “qanah”)

Gen 4:1 “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten (H7069, “qanah”) a man from the Lord.”

And the word “brought forth” (H2342, "chuwl") denotes labor (having pain and travail), or giving birth:

Psa 51:5 "Behold, I was shapen (H2342) in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me."

Isa 45:10 "Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?" (H2342)

Isa 51:2 "Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare (H2342) you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him."

As you can see the Hebrew word, "chuwl", translated as "brought forth" clearly refers to a birth language.

There are also New Testament verses which confirm the fact that Jesus was “proceeded forth from,” “came out from” or “camest forth from” God the Father.

The evidence on this subject is overwhelming. Christ truly is the literal begotten Son of God who was brought forth from the Father before all creation.

The example verses below with the help of the Thayer dictionary also reveal that Jesus was born of the Father before the world was, then much later, He came into the world.

Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon:

G1831 exerchomai- To come forth from physically, arise from, to be born of
G2240 heko - to have come, have arrived, be present
G2064 erchomai- To come from one place to another.

John 8:42 “Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I proceeded forth [G1831] and came [G2240] from God; neither came [G2064] I of myself, but he sent me.”

John 16:27-28 “For the Father himself loveth you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out [G1831] from God. 28 I came forth [G1831] from the Father, and am come [G2064] into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.”

John 17:7-8 “Now they have known that all things whatsoever you have given me are of you. 8 For I have given unto them the words which you gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out [G1831] from you, and they have believed that you did send me.”

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