Proverbs 8:25-35 NIV

25 before the mountains were settled in place,1 before the hills, I was given birth,2

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26 before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world.3

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27 I was there when he set the heavens in place,4 when he marked out the horizon5 on the face of the deep,

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28 when he established the clouds above6 and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,7

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29 when he gave the sea its boundary8 so the waters would not overstep his command,9 and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.10

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30 Then I was the craftsman at his side.11 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.12

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32 "Now then, my sons, listen13 to me; blessed are14 those who keep my ways.15

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33 Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it.
34 Blessed is the man who listens16 to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.

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35 For whoever finds me17 finds life18 and receives favor from the LORD.19

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