MSTC(i) 23 I have been ordained from everlasting, and from the beginning before the earth was made. 24 When I was born, there were neither depths nor springs of water. 25 Before the foundations of the mountains were laid, yea before all hills was I born. 26 The earth and all that is upon the earth was not yet made, no not the ground itself. 27 For when he made the heavens, I was present; when he set up the depths in order; 28 when he hanged the clouds above; when he fastened the springs of the deep; 29 When he shut the sea within certain bounds, that the waters should not go over their marks. When he laid the foundations of the earth, 30 I was with him, ordering all things, delighting daily, and rejoicing always before him. 31 As for the round compass of his world, I make it joyful: for my delight is to be among the children of men. 32 "Therefore hearken unto me, O ye children, for blessed are they that keep my ways. 33 O give ear unto nurture, be wise, and refuse it not. 34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, and giving attendance at the posts of my doors. 35 For whoso findeth me, findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. 36 But whoso offendeth against me, hurteth his own soul. All they that hate me, are the lovers of death."