The LORDpossessed me in the beginning of his way,before his works of old.
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
When there were no depths, I was brought forth ; when there were no fountainsabounding with water.25
Before the mountains were settled , before the hills was I brought forth :
While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields,a nor the highest part of the dust of the world.27
When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compassb upon the face of the depth:28
When he established the cloudsabove: 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 dailyhisdelight,rejoicingalwaysbefore him;
31Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.