Proverbs 30:30
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New International Version
a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing;

New Living Translation
the lion, king of animals, who won't turn aside for anything,

English Standard Version
the lion, which is mightiest among beasts and does not turn back before any;

New American Standard Bible
The lion which is mighty among beasts And does not retreat before any,

King James Bible
A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
a lion, which is mightiest among beasts and doesn't retreat before anything,

International Standard Version
The lion, mighty among the beasts, retreats before nothing.

NET Bible
a lion, mightiest of the beasts, who does not retreat from anything;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The whelp of a lion is champion of all beasts, neither is he afraid nor does he turn from any beast,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
a lion, mightiest among animals, which turns away from nothing,

Jubilee Bible 2000
The lion which is strongest among beasts and does not turn away for any;

King James 2000 Bible
A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turns not away from any;

American King James Version
A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turns not away for any;

American Standard Version
The lion, which is mightiest among beasts, And turneth not away for any;

Douay-Rheims Bible
A lion, the strongest of beasts, who hath no fear of any thing he meeteth:

Darby Bible Translation
The lion, mighty among beasts, which turneth not away for any;

English Revised Version
The lion, which is mightiest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;

Webster's Bible Translation
A lion, which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;

World English Bible
The lion, which is mightiest among animals, and doesn't turn away for any;

Young's Literal Translation
An old lion -- mighty among beasts, That turneth not back from the face of any,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

30:24-28. Four things that are little, are yet to be admired. There are those who are poor in the world, and of small account, yet wise for their souls and another world. 29-33. We may learn from animals to go well; also to keep our temper under all provocations. We must keep the evil thought in our minds from breaking out into evil speeches. We must not stir up the passions of others. Let nothing be said or done with violence, but every thing with softness and calmness. Alas, how often have we done foolishly in rising up against the Lord our King! Let us humble ourselves before him. And having found peace with Him, let us follow peace with all men.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 30. - A lion which is strongest among beasts. The word here used for "lion," laish, occurs elsewhere only in Job 4:11 and Isaiah 30:6. The LXX. renders it, "a lion's whelp." "Strongest" is gibbor, a mighty one, a hero. Turneth not away for any; Septuagint, "turneth not away, nor feareth any beast." So Job describes the war horse, "He mocketh at fear, and is not dismayed, neither turneth he back from the sword" (Job 39:22).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

A lion, which is strongest among beasts,.... For what is stronger than a lion, or more courageous and undaunted? it walks with great majesty, very slowly, step by step, the left foot first; shaking its shoulders as it goes, as the philosopher (h) describes its going, and as here intended, and this without fear;

and turneth not away for any; it does not go out of its way for any creature it meets with; nor does it hasten its pace when pursued, nor show the lest sign of fear; nor does it turn its back to any; which is observed and confirmed by Aristotle (i), Aelianus (k), Pliny (l), and other naturalists; particularly what Homer (m) and Virgil (n) say of this animal agrees with this account of Solomon. This creature is an emblem of Christ, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, who is stronger than the strong man armed; who never turned his back to any of his enemies; nor turned aside from the way of his duty, or the work of his office, on account of any; not Herod the fox, who threatened to kill him; nor Satan, the roaring lion, when he knew he was on the march to meet him; nor any of those, who, though they had a band of soldiers, that came to take him; see Luke 13:31; and also it is an emblem of righteous men, who are as bold as a lion; and cannot be moved from their duty by anything they meet with, but remain steadfast and constant in it; see Proverbs 28:1.

(h) Aristot. Hist. Animal. l. 2. c. 1. & Physog. c. 5. (i) Hist. Animal. l. 9. c. 44. (k) De Animal. l. 4. c. 34. (l) Nat. Hist. l. 8. c. 16. (m) , &c. Iliad. 12. v. 299. (n) "Ceu saevum turba leonem", &c. Aeneid. l. 9. prope finem.



Proverbs 30:30 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Words of Agur
29There are three things which are stately in their march, Even four which are stately when they walk: 30The lion which is mighty among beasts And does not retreat before any, 31The strutting rooster, the male goat also, And a king when his army is with him.…
Cross References
Judges 14:18
Before sunset on the seventh day the men of the town said to him, "What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion?" Samson said to them, "If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have solved my riddle."

2 Samuel 1:23
Saul and Jonathan-- in life they were loved and admired, and in death they were not parted. They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

Proverbs 30:29
"There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing:

Proverbs 30:31
a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king secure against revolt.

Micah 5:8
The remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the forest, like a young lion among flocks of sheep, which mauls and mangles as it goes, and no one can rescue.
Treasury of Scripture

A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turns not away for any;

Numbers 23:24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself …

Judges 14:18 And the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the …

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