I love those who love me; those who seek me will find me.
Riches and honor are with me, as well as enduring wealth and righteousness.
My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold; my crops are better than choice silver.
I walk on the way of righteousness, on the paths of justice,
to provide for those who love me and to fill up their treasuries.
The LORD created me at the beginning of his way, before his deeds long in the past.
I was formed in ancient times, at the beginning, before the earth was.
When there were no watery depths, I was brought forth, when there were no springs flowing with water.
Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth;
before Goda made the earth and the fields or the first of the dry land.
I was there when he established the heavens, when he marked out the horizon on the deep sea,