1 The Praise of a Canticle, of David himself. In the time before the Sabbath, when the earth was founded.
2 The Lord has reigned. He has been clothed with beauty.
3 The Lord has been clothed with strength, and he has girded himself. Yet he has also confirmed the world, which will not be moved.
4 My throne is prepared from of old. You are from everlasting.
5 The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice. The floods have lifted up their waves,
1 All wisdom is from the Lord God, and has always been with him, and is before all time.
2 Who has numbered the sand of the sea, and the drops of the rain, and the days of the world? Who has measured the height of heaven, and the breadth of the earth, and the depth of the abyss?
3 Who has examined the wisdom of God, which precedes all things?
4 Wisdom was created before all things, and the understanding of prudence is before all time.
5 The Word of God on high is the source of wisdom, whose steps are eternal commandments.
6 To whom has the root of wisdom been revealed, and who has recognized her astuteness?
7 To whom has the discipline of wisdom been revealed and made manifest? And who has understood the multiplicity of her steps?
8 The most high omnipotent Creator is One, and he is the mighty King, and he is exceedingly to be feared, sitting upon his throne, and he is the sovereign God.
9 He created wisdom through the Holy Spirit, and he saw her, and numbered her, and measured her.
10 And he poured her over all his works, and over all flesh, to the extent of his favor, and he has offered her to those who love him.
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