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 Proverbs 30:1 - 33
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   Book of Proverbs
   Chapter 30
30:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh - an oracle F53 : This man declared to Ithiel, to Ithiel and to Ucal: F54
 
30:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"I am the most ignorant of men; I do not have a man's understanding.
 
30:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One.
 
30:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has gathered up the wind in the hollow of his hands? Who has wrapped up the waters in his cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and the name of his son? Tell me if you know!
 
30:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
 
30:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.
 
30:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Two things I ask of you, O LORD; do not refuse me before I die:
 
30:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.
 
30:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, 'Who is the LORD?' Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.
 
30:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Do not slander a servant to his master, or he will curse you, and you will pay for it.
 
30:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers;
 
30:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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those who are pure in their own eyes and yet are not cleansed of their filth;
 
30:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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those whose eyes are ever so haughty, whose glances are so disdainful;
 
30:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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those whose teeth are swords and whose jaws are set with knives to devour the poor from the earth, the needy from among mankind.
 
30:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"The leech has two daughters. 'Give! Give!' they cry. "There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, 'Enough!':
 
30:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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the grave, F55 the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire, which never says, 'Enough!'
 
30:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"The eye that mocks a father, that scorns obedience to a mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.
 
30:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand:
 
30:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a maiden.
 
30:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"This is the way of an adulteress: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, 'I've done nothing wrong.'
 
30:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up:
 
30:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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a servant who becomes king, a fool who is full of food,
 
30:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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an unloved woman who is married, and a maidservant who displaces her mistress.
 
30:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise:
 
30:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer;
 
30:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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coneys F56 are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags;
 
30:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks;
 
30:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings' palaces.
 
30:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing:
 
30:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing;
 
30:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king with his army around him. F57
 
30:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"If you have played the fool and exalted yourself, or if you have planned evil, clap your hand over your mouth!
 
30:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For as churning the milk produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F53 Or Jakeh of Massa
F54 Masoretic Text; with a different word division of the Hebrew declared, "I am weary, O God; / I am weary, O God, and faint.
F55 Hebrew Sheol
F56 That is, the hyrax or rock badger
F57 Or king secure against revolt

 
 

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