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.”
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