2 vBefore the wmountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
xfrom everlasting to everlasting you are God.
22 s“The Lord tpossessed1 me at the beginning of his work,2
the first of his acts uof old.
23 Ages ago I was vset up,
at the first, wbefore the beginning of the earth.
The Word Became Flesh
1 aIn the beginning was bthe Word, and cthe Word was with God, and dthe Word was God.