8 With great understanding, Wisdom[a] is calling out 2 as she stands at the crossroads and on every hill. 3 She stands by the city gate where everyone enters the city, and she shouts: 4 “I am calling out to each one of you!
Proverbs 8:22-31Contemporary English Version (CEV)
22 From the beginning, I was with the Lord.[a] I was there before he began 23 to create the earth. At the very first, the Lord gave life to[b] me. 24 When I was born, there were no oceans or springs of water. 25 My birth was before mountains were formed or hills were put in place. 26 It happened long before God had made the earth or any of its fields or even the dust.
27 I was there when the Lord put the heavens in place and stretched the sky over the surface of the sea. 28 I was with him when he placed the clouds in the sky and created the springs that fill the ocean. 29 I was there when he set boundaries for the sea to make it obey him, and when he laid foundations to support the earth.
30 I was right beside the Lord, helping him plan and build.[c] I made him happy each day, and I was happy at his side. 31 I was pleased with his world and pleased with its people.
8.22From the beginning. . . with the Lord: Or “In the very beginning, the Lord created me.”
12 I have much more to say to you, but right now it would be more than you could understand. 13 The Spirit shows what is true and will come and guide you into the full truth. The Spirit doesn’t speak on his own. He will tell you only what he has heard from me, and he will let you know what is going to happen. 14 The Spirit will bring glory to me by taking my message and telling it to you. 15 Everything that the Father has is mine. That is why I have said that the Spirit takes my message and tells it to you.
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