Proverbs 8:22-30

DouayRheims(i) 22 The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his ways, before he made any thing from the beginning. 23 I was set up from eternity, and of old, before the earth was made. 24 The depths were not as yet, and I was already conceived, neither had the fountains of waters as yet sprung out. 25 The mountains, with their huge bulk, had not as yet been established: before the hills, I was brought forth: 26 He had not yet made the earth, nor the rivers, nor the poles of the world. 27 When he prepared the heavens, I was present: when with a certain law, and compass, he enclosed the depths: 28 When he established the sky above, and poised the fountains of waters: 29 When he compassed the sea with its bounds, and set a law to the waters that they should not pass their limits: when he balanced the foundations of the earth; 30 I was with him forming all things: and was delighted every day, playing before him at all times;