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Proverbs 8:22-31 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

22 “The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way,
Before His works [a]of old.
23 “From everlasting I was [b]established,
From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth.
24 “When there were no depths I was [c]brought forth,
When there were no springs abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains were settled,
Before the hills I was [d]brought forth;
26 While He had not yet made the earth and the [e]fields,
Nor the first dust of the world.
27 “When He established the heavens, I was there,
When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep,
28 When He made firm the skies above,
When the springs of the deep became [f]fixed,
29 When He set for the sea its boundary
So that the water would not transgress His [g]command,
When He marked out the foundations of the earth;
30 Then I was beside Him, as a master workman;
And I was daily His delight,
[h]Rejoicing always before Him,
31 [i]Rejoicing in the world, His earth,
And having my delight in the sons of men.


  1. Proverbs 8:22 Lit from then
  2. Proverbs 8:23 Or consecrated
  3. Proverbs 8:24 Or born
  4. Proverbs 8:25 Or born
  5. Proverbs 8:26 Lit outside places
  6. Proverbs 8:28 Lit strong
  7. Proverbs 8:29 Lit mouth
  8. Proverbs 8:30 Or Playing
  9. Proverbs 8:31 Or Playing
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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