Proverbs 30:17
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New International Version
"The eye that mocks a father, that scorns an aged mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.

New Living Translation
The eye that mocks a father and despises a mother's instructions will be plucked out by ravens of the valley and eaten by vultures.

English Standard Version
The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures.

New American Standard Bible
The eye that mocks a father And scorns a mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will eat it.

King James Bible
The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for the eye that ridicules a father and despises obedience to a mother, may ravens of the valley pluck it out and young vultures eat it.

International Standard Version
The eye that mocks a father and looks with a disobedient attitude at a mother— the valley ravens will pluck it out; and vultures will eat it.

NET Bible
The eye that mocks at a father and despises obeying a mother--the ravens of the valley will peck it out and the young vultures will eat it.

New Heart English Bible
"The eye that mocks at his father, and scorns obedience to his mother: the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, the young eagles shall eat it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Ravens of the valley will tear out the eye that laughs at its father and despises the old age of its mother, and the young Eagles will eat it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The 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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The eye that mocketh at his father, And despiseth to obey his mother, The ravens of the valley shall pick it out, And the young vultures shall eat it.

New American Standard 1977
The eye that mocks a father,
            And scorns a mother,
            The ravens of the valley will pick it out,
            And the young eagles will eat it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The eye that mocks at his father, and despises the teaching of his mother, the ravens shall pluck it out of the river, and the young eagles shall eat it.

King James 2000 Bible
The eye that mocks at his father, and despises to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young vultures shall eat it.

American King James Version
The eye that mocks at his father, and despises to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

American Standard Version
The eye that mocketh at his father, And despiseth to obey his mother, The ravens of the valley shall pick it out, And the young eagles shall eat it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The eye that mocketh at his father, and that despiseth the labour of his mother in bearing him, let the ravens of the brooks pick it out, and the young eagles eat it.

Darby Bible Translation
The eye that mocketh at a father, and despiseth to obey a mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

English Revised Version
The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

Webster's Bible Translation
The eye that mocketh at its father, and despiseth to obey its mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

World English Bible
"The eye that mocks at his father, and scorns obedience to his mother: the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, the young eagles shall eat it.

Young's Literal Translation
An eye that mocketh at a father, And despiseth to obey a mother, Dig it out do ravens of the valley, And eat it do young eagles.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
30:10 Slander not a servant to his master, accuse him not in small matters, to make mischief. 11-14. In every age there are monsters of ingratitude who ill-treat their parents. Many persuade themselves they are holy persons, whose hearts are full of sin, and who practise secret wickedness. There are others whose lofty pride is manifest. There have also been cruel monsters in every age. 15-17. Cruelty and covetousness are two daughters of the horseleech, that still cry, Give, give, and they are continually uneasy to themselves. Four things never are satisfied, to which these devourers are compared. Those are never rich that are always coveting. And many who have come to a bad end, have owned that their wicked courses began by despising their parents' authority. 18-20. Four things cannot be fully known. The kingdom of nature is full of marvels. The fourth is a mystery of iniquity; the cursed arts by which a vile seducer gains the affections of a female; and the arts which a vile woman uses to conceal her wickedness. 21-23 Four sorts of persons are very troublesome. Men of low origin and base spirit, who, getting authority, become tyrants. Foolish and violent men indulging in excesses. A woman of a contentious spirit and vicious habits. A servant who has obtained undue influence. Let those whom Providence has advanced from low beginnings, carefully watch against that sin which most easily besets them.
Study Bible
The Words of Agur
16Sheol, and the barren womb, Earth that is never satisfied with water, And fire that never says, "Enough." 17The eye that mocks a father And scorns a mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will eat it. 18There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Four which I do not understand:…
Cross References
Genesis 9:22
Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.

Deuteronomy 28:26
"Your carcasses will be food to all birds of the sky and to the beasts of the earth, and there will be no one to frighten them away.

Proverbs 15:20
A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.

Proverbs 23:22
Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old.

Proverbs 30:18
There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Four which I do not understand:

Malachi 1:6
"'A son honors his father, and a servant his master. Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My respect?' says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. But you say, 'How have we despised Your name?'
Treasury of Scripture

The eye that mocks at his father, and despises to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

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Proverbs 30:11 There is a generation that curses their father, and does not bless their mother.

Proverbs 20:20 Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out …

Proverbs 23:22 Listen to your father that begat you, and despise not your mother …

Genesis 9:21-27 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within …

Leviticus 20:9 For every one that curses his father or his mother shall be surely …

Deuteronomy 21:18-21 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey …

2 Samuel 18:9,10,14-17 And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode on a mule, …

the ravens

1 Samuel 17:44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give your …

2 Samuel 21:10 And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for …

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