“The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way,
Before His works of old.
The Lord by wisdom founded the earth,
By understanding He established the heavens.
When He set a limit for the rain
And a course for the thunderbolt,
O Lord, how many are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all;
The earth is full of Your possessions.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.