Proverbs 8:22-31 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
22 “The Lord begot me, the beginning of his works,
the forerunner of his deeds of long ago;
23 From of old I was formed,
at the first, before the earth.
24 When there were no deeps I was brought forth,
when there were no fountains or springs of water;
25 Before the mountains were settled into place,
before the hills, I was brought forth;
26 When the earth and the fields were not yet made,
nor the first clods of the world.
27 When he established the heavens, there was I,
when he marked out the vault over the face of the deep;
28 When he made firm the skies above,
when he fixed fast the springs of the deep;
29 When he set for the sea its limit,
so that the waters should not transgress his command;
When he fixed the foundations of earth,
30 then was I beside him as artisan;
I was his delight day by day,
playing before him all the while,
31 Playing over the whole of his earth,
having my delight with human beings.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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