Proverbs 8:24

When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

When there were no depths, I was brought forth,.... Not only in the decree of God, as the head of the elect; foreordained to be the Redeemer of them, and to be the propitiation for their sins; and appointed the Judge of the world, and heir of all things; but "was begotten", as the Targum and Syriac version; the Septuagint is, "he begot me"; and so it is to be understood of the eternal generation and sonship of Christ; for the word ytllwx is used of generation,

Job 15:7. Christ is the firstborn of every creature, begotten, born, and brought forth before any creature was in being; see Psalms 2:7; before the depths of the great sea were formed, for they were made by him, Psalms 95:1; When there were no depths, but the infinite being and perfections of God, and the thoughts and purposes of his heart, which are his deep things, Job 11:7;

When there were no fountains abounding with water; or "heavy", or "honoured" {k} with it; when the fountains of the great deep were not; and When there were no other fountains which form rivers, and water the earth; when there were none but God the fountain of living waters; then was Christ as the only begotten son of God; and who was also set up as the fountain of all grace, life, and salvation for his people.

{k} ydbkn "aggravati", Pagninus; "praegravati", Vatablus; "gravati", Michaelis; "honorabiles", Gejerus.