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Proverbs 8:22–28

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22  s“The Lord tpossessed2 me at the beginning of his work,3

the first of his acts uof old.

23  Ages ago I was vset up,

at the first, wbefore the beginning of the earth.

24  When there were no xdepths I was ybrought forth,

when there were no springs abounding with water.

25  Before the mountains zhad been shaped,

abefore the hills, I was brought forth,

26  before he had made the earth with its fields,

or the first of the dust of the world.

27  When he bestablished the heavens, I was there;

when he drew ca circle on the face of the deep,

28  when he dmade firm the skies above,

when he established4 the fountains of the deep,

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t
2

Or fathered; Septuagint created

3

Hebrew way

u
v
w
x

ver. 27, 28; ch. 3:20; Gen. 1:2

y
z

Job 38:6 (Heb.)

a
b

ch. 3:19

c
d
4

The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain

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