New Living Translation
I was appointed in ages past, at the very first, before the earth began.
King James Bible
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
Darby Bible Translation
I was set up from eternity, from the beginning, before the earth was.
World English Bible
I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, before the earth existed.
Young's Literal Translation
From the age I was anointed, from the first, From former states of the earth.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:23 Set up - Heb. anointed, constituted to be the person by whom the Father resolved to do all his works, to create, to uphold and govern and judge, to redeem and save the world. From the beginning - Before which, there was nothing but a vast eternity. The earth - Which together with the heaven, was the first of God's visible works.
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92. Having said this, when they had kissed him, he lifted up his feet, and as though he saw friends coming to him and was glad because of them--for as he lay his countenance appeared joyful--he died and was gathered to the fathers. And they afterward, according to his commandment, wrapped him up and buried him, hiding his body underground. And no one knows to this day where it was buried, save those two only. But each of those who received the sheepskin of the blessed Antony and the garment worn …
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