While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the first of the dust of the world.
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George Leo Haydock
Poles. Hebrew, "head or height of the dust of the world. "(Haydock)
I subsisted with the chaos, before things appeared in their present form. (Calmet)
The poles denote the north and south, or the four quarters of the world. (Menochius)