Bible: Proverbs 8:22-31

8:22 The Lord created 1  me as the beginning 2  of his works, 3 

before his deeds of long ago.

8:23 From eternity I was appointed, 4 

from the beginning, from before the world existed. 5 

8:24 When there were no deep oceans 6  I was born, 7 

when there were no springs overflowing 8  with water;

8:25 before the mountains were set in place –

before the hills – I was born,

8:26 before he made the earth and its fields, 9 

or the beginning 10  of the dust of the world.

8:27 When he established the heavens, I was there;

when he marked out the horizon 11  over the face of the deep,

8:28 when he established the clouds above,

when the fountains of the deep grew strong, 12 

8:29 when he gave the sea his decree

that the waters should not pass over his command, 13 

when he marked out the foundations of the earth,

8:30 then I was 14  beside him as a master craftsman, 15 

and I was his delight 16  day by day,

rejoicing before him at all times,

8:31 rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth, 17 

and delighting 18  in its people. 19 

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