Proverbs 8:22-31 NAS

22 "The LORD possessed me 1at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old.

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23 "From everlasting I was 2established, From the beginning, 3from the earliest times of the earth.

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    • f 8:23 - Or "consecrated"
      24 "When there were no 4depths I was brought forth, When there were no springs abounding with water.

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      25 "5Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills I was brought forth;

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      26 While He had not yet made the earth and the fields, Nor the first dust of the world.

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        • i 8:26 - Lit "outside places"
          27 "When He 6established the heavens, I was there, When 7He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep,

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          28 When He made firm the skies above *, When the springs of the deep became fixed,

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            • j 8:28 - Lit "strong"
              29 When 8He set for the sea its boundary So that the water would not transgress His command, When He marked out 9the foundations of the earth;

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              30 Then 10I was beside Him, as a master workman; And I was daily His delight, Rejoicing always * before Him,

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              31 Rejoicing in the world, His earth, And having 11my delight in the sons of men.

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