Proverbs 8:22-30

ISV(i) 22 "The LORD made me as he began his planning, before his ancient activity commenced. 23 From eternity I was appointed, from the beginning, from before there was land. 24 When there were no ocean depths, I brought them to birth at a time when there were no springs. 25 Before the mountains were shaped, before there were hills, I was bringing them to birth. 26 Even though he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the world's first grains of dust, 27 when he crafted the heavens, I was there {— } when he marked out a circle on the face of the deep, 28 when he made the clouds from above, when the springs of the depths were established, 29 when he set a boundary for the sea so the waters would not exceed his limits, when he marked out the foundations of the earth. 30 Then I was with him, his master craftsman {— } I was his delight daily, continuously rejoicing in his presence,