"The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old. (Proverbs 8:22)

"From everlasting I was established, From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth. (Proverbs 8:23)

"When there were no depths I was brought forth, When there were no springs abounding with water. (Proverbs 8:24)

"Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills I was brought forth; (Proverbs 8:25)

While He had not yet made the earth and the fields, Nor the first dust of the world. (Proverbs 8:26)

"When He established the heavens, I was there, When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep, (Proverbs 8:27)

When He made firm the skies above, When the springs of the deep became fixed, (Proverbs 8:28)

When He set for the sea its boundary So that the water would not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth; (Proverbs 8:29)

Then I was beside Him, as a master workman; And I was daily His delight, Rejoicing always before Him, (Proverbs 8:30)


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