Proverbs 30:11
New International Version
"There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers;

New Living Translation
Some people curse their father and do not thank their mother.

English Standard Version
There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers.

Berean Study Bible
There is a generation of those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers.

New American Standard Bible
There is a kind of man who curses his father And does not bless his mother.

King James Bible
There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.

Christian Standard Bible
There is a generation that curses its father and does not bless its mother.

Contemporary English Version
Some people curse their father and even their mother;

Good News Translation
There are people who curse their fathers and do not show their appreciation for their mothers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There is a generation that curses its father and does not bless its mother.

International Standard Version
Some people curse their fathers and won't bless their mothers.

NET Bible
There is a generation who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers.

New Heart English Bible
There is a generation that curses their father, and doesn't bless their mother.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To a generation that its fathers will revile and its mother will not bless;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A certain kind of person curses his father and does not bless his mother.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There is a generation that curse their father, And do not bless their mother.

New American Standard 1977
There is a kind of man who curses his father, And does not bless his mother.

Jubilee Bible 2000
There is a generation that curses their father, and does not bless their mother.

King James 2000 Bible
There is a generation that curses their father, and does not bless their mother.

American King James Version
There is a generation that curses their father, and does not bless their mother.

American Standard Version
There is a generation that curse their father, And bless not their mother.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A wicked generation curse their father, and do not bless their mother.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.

Darby Bible Translation
There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother;

English Revised Version
There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.

Webster's Bible Translation
There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.

World English Bible
There is a generation that curses their father, and doesn't bless their mother.

Young's Literal Translation
A generation is, that lightly esteemeth their father, And their mother doth not bless.
Study Bible
The Words of Agur
10Do not slander a servant to his master, or he will curse you, and you will bear the guilt. 11There is a generation of those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers. 12There is a generation of those who are pure in their own eyes and yet unwashed of their filth.…
Cross References
Exodus 21:17
Anyone who curses his father or mother must surely be put to death.

Proverbs 20:20
Whoever curses his father or mother, his lamp will be extinguished in deepest darkness.

Malachi 1:6
"A son honors his father, and a servant his master. But if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is your fear of Me?" says the LORD of Hosts to you priests who despise My name. Yet you ask, "How have we despised Your name?"

Treasury of Scripture

There is a generation that curses their father, and does not bless their mother.

a generation

Proverbs 30:12-14
There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness…

Matthew 3:7
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

1 Peter 2:9
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

that curseth

Proverbs 30:17
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.

Proverbs 20:20
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

Leviticus 20:9
For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.

doth

1 Timothy 5:4,8
But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God…







Lexicon
There is a generation
דּ֭וֹר (dō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1755: A revolution of time, an age, generation, a dwelling

of those who curse
יְקַלֵּ֑ל (yə·qal·lêl)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7043: To be slight, swift or trifling

their fathers
אָבִ֣יו (’ā·ḇîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

and do not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

bless
יְבָרֵֽךְ׃ (yə·ḇā·rêḵ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

their mothers.
אִ֝מּ֗וֹ (’im·mōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 517: A mother, )
(11) There is a generation . . .--The words "there is" are not in the Hebrew, so it is left in doubt what is the predicate of these four evil "generations," whether Agur means by them to describe the men of his own time, or to say that such are unbearable. (Comp. Proverbs 30:21.) The same characters are to be found in the description of men of the "last days" (2Timothy 3:1 sqq).

Verses 11-31 contain six groups of four sentences each, each quaternion having a certain connection in language and concinnity of idea. First (vers. 11-14) come four generations that are evil - four being taken as the symbol of universality. The sins herein specified had become so general that they affected the whole generation. Verse 11. - There is a generation that eurseth their father. The words, "there is," are not found in the Hebrew, and the four subjects are without a predicate. Delitzsch calls the group "a mutilated priamel," which is explained to be a kind of gnomic poetry containing a series of antecedents or subjects followed by an epigrammatic conclusion applicable to all the antecedents. In the present ease the conclusion is wanting, so that we are left in doubt whether the author meant merely to de. scribe classes of men in his own time or to affirm that such are abominable. Septuagint, "A wicked generation curseth its father (ἔκγονον κακόν)," which expression is repeated at each of the four verses. The first sin is that which offends against the commandment to honour and obey parents. This was judged worthy of death under the old Law (Exodus 21:17; see Proverbs 20:20, and note there). And doth not bless their mother. This is a litotes, "not to bless" being equivalent to "to curse." 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.
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