Jehovah possessed me in the beginning of his way, Before his works of old.
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Before the earth was.
When there were no depths, I was brought forth, When there were no fountains abounding with water.
Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills was I brought forth;
While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, Nor the beginning of the dust of the world.
When he established the heavens, I was there: When he set a circle upon the face of the deep,
When he made firm the skies above, When the fountains of the deep became strong,
When he gave to the sea its bound, That the waters should not transgress his commandment, When he marked out the foundations of the earth;
Then I was by him, [as] a master workman; And I was daily [his] delight, Rejoicing always before him,