Jehovah possessed me -- the beginning of His way, Before His works since then.
From the age I was anointed, from the first, From former states of the earth.
In there being no depths, I was brought forth, In there being no fountains heavy [with] waters,
Before mountains were sunk, Before heights, I was brought forth.
While He had not made the earth, and out-places, And the top of the dusts of the world.
In His preparing the heavens I [am] there, In His decreeing a circle on the face of the deep,
In His strengthening clouds above, In His making strong fountains of the deep,
In His setting for the sea its limit, And the waters transgress not His command, In His decreeing the foundations of earth,
Then I am near Him, a workman, And I am a delight -- day by day. Rejoicing before Him at all times,
Rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth, And my delights [are] with the sons of men.