The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.…
Here is the noble idea which overturns at a touch all mythological speculations about the origin of things — an idea which is in deep harmony with all the best knowledge of our time—that there is nothing fortuitous in the creation of the world; the Creator is not a blind Force, but an intelligent Being whose first creation is wisdom. He is the origin of a law by which He means to bind Himself; arbitrariness finds no place in His counsels; accident has no part in His works; in wisdom hath He formed them all. Here is a clear recognition of the principle that God's law is a law also to Himself, and that His law is wisdom. He creates the world as an outcome of His own wise and holy design, so that "nothing walks with aimless feet." It is on this theological conception that the possibility of science depends.
(R. F. Horton, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.