Proverbs 30:9
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, "Who is the LORD?" And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God's holy name.

English Standard Version
lest I be full and deny you and say, “Who is the LORD?” or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God.

New American Standard Bible
That I not be full and deny You and say, "Who is the LORD?" Or that I not be in want and steal, And profane the name of my God.

King James Bible
Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Otherwise, I might have too much and deny You, saying, "Who is the LORD?" or I might have nothing and steal, profaning the name of my God.

International Standard Version
so that I don't become overfed and deny you by saying, "Who is the LORD?" or so that I don't become poor and steal, and then misuse the name of my God.

NET Bible
lest I become satisfied and act deceptively and say, "Who is the LORD?" Or lest I become poor and steal and demean the name of my God.

New Heart English Bible
lest I be full, deny you, and say, 'Who is the LORD?' or lest I be poor, and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lest I be full and I lie and say, “Who is Lord Jehovah?”, or lest I become poor and I steal and swear in the name of my God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
or I may feel satisfied and deny you and say, 'Who is the LORD?' or I may become poor and steal and give the name of my God a bad reputation.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lest I be full, and deny, and say: 'Who is the LORD?' Or lest I be poor, and steal, And profane the name of my God.

New American Standard 1977
Lest I be full and deny Thee and say, “Who is the LORD?”
            Or lest I be in want and steal,
            And profane the name of my God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and blaspheme the name of my God.

King James 2000 Bible
Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

American King James Version
Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

American Standard Version
Lest I be full, and deny thee , and say, Who is Jehovah? Or lest I be poor, and steal, And use profanely the name of my God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lest perhaps being filled, I should be tempted to deny, and say: Who is the Lord? or being compelled by poverty, I should steal, and forswear the name of my God.

Darby Bible Translation
lest I be full and deny [thee], and say, Who is Jehovah? or lest I be poor and steal, and outrage the name of my God.

English Revised Version
Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and use profanely the name of my God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

World English Bible
lest I be full, deny you, and say, 'Who is Yahweh?' or lest I be poor, and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.

Young's Literal Translation
Lest I become satiated, and have denied, And have said, 'Who is Jehovah?' And lest I be poor, and have stolen, And have laid hold of the name of my God.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
30:7-9 Agur wisely prayed for a middle state, that he might be kept at a distance from temptations; he asked daily bread suited to his station, his family, and his real good. There is a remarkable similarity between this prayer and several clauses of the Lord's prayer. If we are removed from vanity and lies; if we are interested in the pardoning love of Christ, and have him for our portion; if we walk with God, then we shall have all we can ask or think, as to spiritual things. When we consider how those who have abundance are prone to abuse the gift, and what it is to suffer want, Agur's prayer will ever be found a wise one, though seldom offered. Food convenient; what is so for one, may not be so for another; but we may be sure that our heavenly Father will supply all our need, and not suffer us to want anything good for us; and why should we wish for more?
Study Bible
The Words of Agur
8Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion, 9That I not be full and deny You and say, "Who is the LORD?" Or that I not be in want and steal, And profane the name of my God. 10Do not slander a slave to his master, Or he will curse you and you will be found guilty.…
Cross References
Exodus 20:7
"You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

Deuteronomy 8:12
otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them,

Deuteronomy 31:20
"For when I bring them into the land flowing with milk and honey, which I swore to their fathers, and they have eaten and are satisfied and become prosperous, then they will turn to other gods and serve them, and spurn Me and break My covenant.

Joshua 24:27
Joshua said to all the people, "Behold, this stone shall be for a witness against us, for it has heard all the words of the LORD which He spoke to us; thus it shall be for a witness against you, so that you do not deny your God."

Nehemiah 9:25
"They captured fortified cities and a fertile land. They took possession of houses full of every good thing, Hewn cisterns, vineyards, olive groves, Fruit trees in abundance. So they ate, were filled and grew fat, And reveled in Your great goodness.

Job 31:28
That too would have been an iniquity calling for judgment, For I would have denied God above.

Proverbs 6:30
Men do not despise a thief if he steals To satisfy himself when he is hungry;

Isaiah 59:13
Transgressing and denying the LORD, And turning away from our God, Speaking oppression and revolt, Conceiving in and uttering from the heart lying words.

Jeremiah 5:12
They have lied about the LORD And said, "Not He; Misfortune will not come on us, And we will not see sword or famine.

Hosea 13:6
As they had their pasture, they became satisfied, And being satisfied, their heart became proud; Therefore they forgot Me.
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Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

I be full

Deuteronomy 6:10-12 And it shall be, when the LORD your God shall have brought you into …

Deuteronomy 8:10-14 When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the LORD your …

Deuteronomy 31:20 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I swore to …

Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown …

Nehemiah 9:25,26 And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses …

Job 31:24-28 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are …

Jeremiah 2:31 O generation, see you the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness …

Ezekiel 16:14,15,49,50 And your renown went forth among the heathen for your beauty: for …

Daniel 4:17,30 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the …

Hosea 13:6 According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, …

Acts 12:22,23 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and …

deny thee

Exodus 5:2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to …

2 Chronicles 32:15-17 Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade you on this …

or

Proverbs 6:30,31 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry…

Psalm 125:3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest on the lot of the righteous; …

and take the name

Proverbs 29:24 Whoever is partner with a thief hates his own soul: he hears cursing, …

Exodus 20:7 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the …

Leviticus 5:1 And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, …

Matthew 26:72,74 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man…

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