I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be.
When there were no watery depths, I was given birth, when there were no springs overflowing with water;
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before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth,
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before he made the world or its fields or any of the dust of the earth.
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I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,
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when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,
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when he gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.
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Then I was constantly at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence,
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