Proverbs 30
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The Words of Agur

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1The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh--an inspired utterance. This man's utterance to Ithiel: "I am weary, God, but I can prevail.1The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle. The man declares, I am weary, O God; I am weary, O God, and worn out.1The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, the oracle. The man declares to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal:1The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal,1The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle. The man's oration to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal:
2Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding.2Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man.2Surely I am more stupid than any man, And I do not have the understanding of a man.2Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.2I am more stupid than any other man, and I lack man's ability to understand.
3I have not learned wisdom, nor have I attained to the knowledge of the Holy One.3I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One.3Neither have I learned wisdom, Nor do I have the knowledge of the Holy One.3I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.3I have not gained wisdom, and I have no knowledge of the Holy One.
4Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Whose hands have gathered up the wind? Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is the name of his son? Surely you know!4Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name? Surely you know!4Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His son's name? Surely you know!4Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?4Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in His hands? Who has bound up the waters in a cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is the name of His Son-- if you know?
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5"Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.5Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.5Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.5Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.5Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.
6Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.6Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.6Do not add to His words Or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar.6Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.6Don't add to His words, or He will rebuke you, and you will be proved a liar.
7"Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die:7Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die:7Two things I asked of You, Do not refuse me before I die:7Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:7Two things I ask of You; don't deny them to me before I die:
8Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.8Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me,8Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion,8Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:8Keep falsehood and deceitful words far from me. Give me neither poverty nor wealth; feed me with the food I need.
9Otherwise, 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.9lest 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.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.9Lest 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.9Otherwise, 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.
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10"Do not slander a servant to their master, or they will curse you, and you will pay for it.10Do not slander a servant to his master, lest he curse you, and you be held guilty.10Do not slander a slave to his master, Or he will curse you and you will be found guilty.10Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.10Don't slander a servant to his master or he will curse you, and you will become guilty.
11"There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers;11There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers.11There is a kind of man who curses his father And does not bless his mother.11There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.11There is a generation that curses its father and does not bless its mother.
12those who are pure in their own eyes and yet are not cleansed of their filth;12There are those who are clean in their own eyes but are not washed of their filth.12There is a kind who is pure in his own eyes, Yet is not washed from his filthiness.12There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.12There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, yet is not washed from its filth.
13those whose eyes are ever so haughty, whose glances are so disdainful;13There are those—how lofty are their eyes, how high their eyelids lift!13There is a kind-- oh how lofty are his eyes! And his eyelids are raised in arrogance.13There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.13There is a generation--how haughty its eyes and pretentious its looks.
14those whose teeth are swords and whose jaws are set with knives to devour the poor from the earth and the needy from among mankind.14There are those whose teeth are swords, whose fangs are knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, the needy from among mankind.14There is a kind of man whose teeth are like swords And his jaw teeth like knives, To devour the afflicted from the earth And the needy from among men.14There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.14There is a generation whose teeth are swords, whose fangs are knives, devouring the oppressed from the land and the needy from among mankind.
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15"The leech has two daughters. 'Give! Give!' they cry. "There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, 'Enough!':15The leech has two daughters: Give and Give. Three things are never satisfied; four never say, “Enough”:15The leech has two daughters, "Give," "Give." There are three things that will not be satisfied, Four that will not say, "Enough":15The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:15The leech has two daughters: "Give, Give!" Three things are never satisfied; four never say, "Enough!":
16the grave, the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire, which never says, 'Enough!'16Sheol, the barren womb, the land never satisfied with water, and the fire that never says, “Enough.”16Sheol, and the barren womb, Earth that is never satisfied with water, And fire that never says, "Enough."16The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.16Sheol; a childless womb; earth, which is never satisfied with water; and fire, which never says, "Enough!"
17"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.17The 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.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.17The 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.17As 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.
18"There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand:18Three things are too wonderful for me; four I do not understand:18There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Four which I do not understand:18There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:18Three things are beyond me; four I can't understand:
19the 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 young woman.19the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a serpent on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a virgin.19The way of an eagle in the sky, The way of a serpent on a rock, The way of a ship in the middle of the sea, And the way of a man with a maid.19The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.19the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship at sea, and the way of a man with a young woman.
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20"This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, 'I've done nothing wrong.'20This is the way of an adulteress: she eats and wipes her mouth and says, “I have done no wrong.”20This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth, And says, "I have done no wrong."20Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.20This is the way of an adulteress: she eats and wipes her mouth and says, "I've done nothing wrong."
21"Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up:21Under three things the earth trembles; under four it cannot bear up:21Under three things the earth quakes, And under four, it cannot bear up:21For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear:21The earth trembles under three things; it cannot bear up under four:
22a servant who becomes king, a godless fool who gets plenty to eat,22a slave when he becomes king, and a fool when he is filled with food;22Under a slave when he becomes king, And a fool when he is satisfied with food,22For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat;22a servant when he becomes king, a fool when he is stuffed with food,
23a contemptible woman who gets married, and a servant who displaces her mistress.23an unloved woman when she gets a husband, and a maidservant when she displaces her mistress.23Under an unloved woman when she gets a husband, And a maidservant when she supplants her mistress.23For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.23an unloved woman when she marries, and a servant girl when she ousts her queen.
24"Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise:24Four things on earth are small, but they are exceedingly wise:24Four things are small on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise:24There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise:24Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise:
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25Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer;25the ants are a people not strong, yet they provide their food in the summer;25The ants are not a strong people, But they prepare their food in the summer;25The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;25the ants are not a strong people, yet they store up their food in the summer;
26hyraxes are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags;26the rock badgers are a people not mighty, yet they make their homes in the cliffs;26The shephanim are not mighty people, Yet they make their houses in the rocks;26The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;26hyraxes are not a mighty people, yet they make their homes in the cliffs;
27locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks;27the locusts have no king, yet all of them march in rank;27The locusts have no king, Yet all of them go out in ranks;27The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;27locusts have no king, yet all of them march in ranks;
28a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings' palaces.28the lizard you can take in your hands, yet it is in kings’ palaces.28The lizard you may grasp with the hands, Yet it is in kings' palaces.28The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.28a lizard can be caught in your hands, yet it lives in kings' palaces.
29"There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing:29Three things are stately in their tread; four are stately in their stride:29There are three things which are stately in their march, Even four which are stately when they walk:29There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going:29Three things are stately in their stride, even four are stately in their walk:
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30a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing;30the lion, which is mightiest among beasts and does not turn back before any;30The lion which is mighty among beasts And does not retreat before any,30A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;30a lion, which is mightiest among beasts and doesn't retreat before anything,
31a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king secure against revolt.31the strutting rooster, the he-goat, and a king whose army is with him.31The strutting rooster, the male goat also, And a king when his army is with him.31A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.31a strutting rooster, a goat, and a king at the head of his army.
32"If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth!32If you have been foolish, exalting yourself, or if you have been devising evil, put your hand on your mouth.32If you have been foolish in exalting yourself Or if you have plotted evil, put your hand on your mouth.32If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.32If you have been foolish by exalting yourself or if you've been scheming, put your hand over your mouth.
33For as churning cream produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife."33For pressing milk produces curds, pressing the nose produces blood, and pressing anger produces strife.33For the churning of milk produces butter, And pressing the nose brings forth blood; So the churning of anger produces strife.33Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.33For the churning of milk produces butter, and twisting a nose draws blood, and stirring up anger produces strife.



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