A certain kind of person, whose teeth are like swords and whose jaws are [like] knives, devours oppressed people from the earth and people from among humanity.
15The bloodsucking leech has two daughters- "Give!" and "Give!" Three things are never satisfied. Four never say, "Enough!":
16the grave, a barren womb, a land that never gets enough water, a fire that does not say, "Enough!"
17The eye that makes fun of a father and hates to obey a mother will be plucked out by ravens in the valley and eaten by young vultures.
18Three things are too amazing to me, even four that I cannot understand:
19an eagle making its way through the sky, a snake making its way over a rock, a ship making its way through high seas, a man making his way with a virgin.
20This is the way of a woman who commits adultery: She eats, wipes her mouth, and says, "I haven't done anything wrong!"
21Three things cause the earth to tremble, even four it cannot bear up under:
22a slave when he becomes king, a godless fool when he is filled with food,
23a woman who is unloved when she gets married, a maid when she replaces her mistress.
24Four things on earth are small, yet they are very wise:
25Ants are not a strong species, yet they store their food in summer.
26Rock badgers are not a mighty species, yet they make their home in the rocks.
27Locusts have no king, yet all of them divide into swarms by instinct.
28A lizard you can hold in your hands, yet it can even be found in royal palaces.
29There are three things that walk with dignity, even four that march with dignity:
30a lion, mightiest among animals, which turns away from nothing,
31a strutting rooster, a male goat, a king at the head of his army.
32If you are such a godless fool as to honor yourself, or if you scheme, you had better put your hand over your mouth.
33As churning milk produces butter and punching a nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces a fight.