Proverbs 8:24-34 NIV

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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31 rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind.13

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32 "Now then, my sons, listen14 to me; blessed are15 those who keep my ways.16

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33 Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it.
34 Blessed is the man who listens17 to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.

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