before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world.
While He had not yet made the earth and the fields, Nor the first dust of the world.
before he had made the earth and fields and the first handfuls of soil.
Long before GOD stretched out Earth's Horizons, and tended to the minute details of Soil and Weather,
When he had not made the earth or the fields or the dust of the world.
when he had not yet made earth and fields, or the world’s first bits of soil.
While as yet He had not made the earth or the fields, Or the primeval dust of the world.
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1 tn Heb “open places.”
2 tn Here רֹאשׁ (ro’sh) means “beginning” with reference to time (BDB 911 s.v. 4.b).