Proverbs 8:22-30 NIV

22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works,a b before his deeds of old;

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    • b 8:22 - Or "way"; or "dominion"
    • c 8:22 - Or "The LORD possessed me at the beginning of his work"; or "The LORD brought me forth at the beginning of his work"
      23 I was appointedc from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began.

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        • d 8:23 - Or "fashioned"
          24 When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water;1

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          25 before the mountains were settled in place,2 before the hills, I was given birth,3

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          26 before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world.4

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          27 I was there when he set the heavens in place,5 when he marked out the horizon6 on the face of the deep,

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          28 when he established the clouds above7 and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,8

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          29 when he gave the sea its boundary9 so the waters would not overstep his command,10 and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.11

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          30 Then I was the craftsman at his side.12 I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence,

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