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22 “The(A) Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way,
Before His works of old.
23 (B)I have been established from everlasting,
From the beginning, before there was ever an earth.
24 When there were no depths I was brought forth,
When there were no fountains abounding with water.
25 (C)Before the mountains were settled,
Before the hills, I was brought forth;
26 While as yet He had not made the earth or the [a]fields,
Or the [b]primal dust of the world.
27 When He prepared the heavens, I was there,
When He drew a circle on the face of the deep,
28 When He established the clouds above,
When He strengthened the fountains of the deep,
29 (D)When He assigned to the sea its limit,
So that the waters would not transgress His command,
When (E)He marked out the foundations of the earth,
30 (F)Then I was beside Him as [c]a master craftsman;
(G)And I was daily His delight,
Rejoicing always before Him,

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 8:26 outer places
  2. Proverbs 8:26 Lit. beginning of the dust
  3. Proverbs 8:30 A Jewish tradition one brought up

The Eternal Word(A)

In the beginning (B)was the Word, and the (C)Word was (D)with God, and the Word was (E)God.

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(A)He was in the beginning with God.

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who, (A)being in the form of God, did not consider it [a]robbery to be equal with God,

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Footnotes

  1. Philippians 2:6 Or something to be held onto to be equal

15 He is (A)the image of the invisible God, (B)the firstborn over all creation.

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(A)who being the brightness of His glory and the express (B)image of His person, and (C)upholding all things by the word of His power, (D)when He had [a]by Himself [b]purged [c]our sins, (E)sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 1:3 NU omits by Himself
  2. Hebrews 1:3 cleansed
  3. Hebrews 1:3 NU omits our

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