Proverbs 30:14
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English Standard Version
There are those whose teeth are swords, whose fangs are knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, the needy from among mankind.

King James Bible
There 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.

American Standard Version
There 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A generation, that for teeth hath swords, and grindeth with their jaw teeth, to devour the needy from off the earth, and the poor from among men.

English Revised Version
There 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
There 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.

Proverbs 30:14 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In what now follows, the key-note struck in Proverbs 30:1 is continued. There follows a prayer to be kept in the truth, and to be preserved in the middle state, between poverty and riches. It is a Mashal-ode, vid., vol. i. p. 12. By the first prayer, "vanity and lies keep far from me," it is connected with the warning of Proverbs 30:6.

7 Two things I entreat from Thee,

   Refuse them not to me before Idie.

8 Vanity and lies keep far away from me

   Poverty and riches give me not:

   Cause me to eat the bread which is allotted to me,

9 Lest in satiety Ideny,

   And say: Who is Jahve?

   And lest, in becoming poor, Isteal,

   And profane the name of my God.

We begin with the settlement and explanation of the traditional punctuation. A monosyllable like שׁוא receives, if Legarmeh, always Mehuppach Legarmeh, while, on the contrary, the poly-syllable אשׂבּע has Asla Legarmeh. אל־תּתּן־לי, with double Makkeph and with Gaja in the third syllable before the tone (after the Metheg-Setzung, 28), is Ben-Asher's; whereas Ben-Naphtali prefers the punctuation אל־תּתּן לי (vid., Baer's Genesis, p. 79, note 3). Also פּן־אשׂבּע has (cf. פּן־ישׁתּה, Proverbs 31:5) Makkeph, and on the antepenultima Gaja (vid., Thorath Emeth, p. 32). The perf. consec. וכחשׁתּי has on the ult. the disjunctive Zinnor (Sarka), which always stands over the final letter; but that the ult. is also to be accented, is shown by the counter-tone Metheg, which is to be given to the first syllable. Also ואמרתּי has in correct Codd., e.g., Cod. 1294, the correct ultima toning of a perf. consec.; Kimchi in the Michlol 6b, as well as Aben Ezra in both of his Grammars, quotes only וגנבתּי ותפשׂתּי as toned on the penult. That וגנבתּי cannot be otherwise toned on account of the pausal accent, has been already remarked under 6b; the word, besides, belongs to the סף''פתתין בא, i.e., to those which preserve their Pathach unlengthened by one of the greater disjunctives; the Athnach has certainly in the three so-called metrical books only the disjunctive form of the Zakeph of the prose books. So much as to the form of the text.

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Proverbs 30:14 Parallel Commentaries

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Proverbs 12:18 There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Job 29:17 And I broke the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.

Psalm 3:7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for you have smitten all my enemies on the cheek bone; you have broken the teeth of the ungodly.

Psalm 52:2 The tongue devises mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Psalm 57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows...

Psalm 58:6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.

Daniel 7:5-7 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side...

Revelation 9:8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

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Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to want.

Proverbs 28:3 A poor man that oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.

Psalm 10:8,9 He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places does he murder the innocent...

Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, said the LORD...

Psalm 14:4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not on the LORD.

Ecclesiastes 4:1 So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed...

Isaiah 32:7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he devises wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words...

Amos 2:7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek...

Amos 4:1 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy...

Amos 8:4 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,

Micah 2:1,2 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it...

Micah 3:1-5 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment...

Habakkuk 3:14 You did strike through with his staves the head of his villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me...

Zephaniah 3:3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer...

James 5:1-4 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you...

Cross References
Job 29:17
I broke the fangs of the unrighteous and made him drop his prey from his teeth.

Psalm 14:4
Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call upon the LORD?

Psalm 57:4
My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts-- the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.

Psalm 124:6
Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as prey to their teeth!

Proverbs 30:15
The leech has two daughters: Give and Give. Three things are never satisfied; four never say, "Enough":

Isaiah 3:14
The LORD will enter into judgment with the elders and princes of his people: "It is you who have devoured the vineyard, the spoil of the poor is in your houses.

Amos 8:4
Hear this, you who trample on the needy and bring the poor of the land to an end,

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