Proverbs 8:22-3022 a “The Lord b possessed ▼
▼Or fathered; Septuagint createdme at the beginning of his work, ▼
the first of his acts e of old.
23Ages ago I was f set up,
at the first g before the beginning of the earth.
24When there were no h depths I was i brought forth,
when there were no springs abounding with water.
25Before the mountains j had been shaped,
k before the hills, I was brought forth,
26before he had made the earth with its fields,
or the first of the dust of the world.
27When he l established the heavens, I was there;
when he drew m a circle on the face of the deep,
28when he n made firm the skies above,
when he established ▼
▼The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertainthe fountains of the deep,
29when he p assigned to the sea its q limit,
so that the waters might not transgress his command,
when he marked out r the foundations of the earth,
30then s I was beside him, like a master workman,
and I was daily his ▼
▼Or daily filled withu delight,
rejoicing before him always,
The Word Became Flesh1 v In the beginning was w the Word, and x the Word was with God, and y the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God.
John 1:1818 z No one has ever seen God; aa the only God, ▼
▼Or the only One, who is God; some manuscripts the only Sonwho is at the Father’s side ▼
▼Greek in the bosom of the Fatherad he has made him known.
John 3:1313 ae No one has af ascended into heaven except ag he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. ▼
▼Some manuscripts add who is in heaven
John 7:2929 ai I know him, for I come aj from him, and ak he sent me.”
John 8:3838 al I speak of what I have seen with my Father, and you do what you have heard am from your father.”
John 16:2828 an I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now ao I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”
John 17:55And now, Father ap glorify me in your own presence with the glory aq that I had with you ar before the world existed.
Romans 8:33For as God has done what the law at weakened by the flesh au could not do. av By sending his own Son aw in the likeness of sinful flesh and ax for sin ▼
▼Or and as a sin offeringhe condemned sin in the flesh,
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