Proverbs 30:13
New International Version
those whose eyes are ever so haughty, whose glances are so disdainful;

New Living Translation
They look proudly around, casting disdainful glances.

English Standard Version
There are those—how lofty are their eyes, how high their eyelids lift!

Berean Study Bible
There is a generation—how haughty are their eyes and pretentious are their glances—

King James Bible
There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

New King James Version
There is a generation—oh, how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up.

New American Standard Bible
There is a kind—oh how lofty are his eyes! And his eyelids are raised in arrogance.

NASB 1995
There is a kind-- oh how lofty are his eyes! And his eyelids are raised in arrogance.

NASB 1977
There is a kind—oh how lofty are his eyes! And his eyelids are raised in arrogance.

Amplified Bible
There is a generation (class of people)—oh, how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are raised in arrogance.

Christian Standard Bible
There is a generation—how haughty its eyes and pretentious its looks.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There is a generation--how haughty its eyes and pretentious its looks.

American Standard Version
There is a generation, oh how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A generation: how haughty are its eyes and its eyelids raised!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A wicked generation have lofty eyes, and exalt themselves with their eyelids.

Contemporary English Version
Some people are stuck-up and act like snobs;

Douay-Rheims Bible
A generation, whose eyes are lofty, and their eyelids lifted up on high.

English Revised Version
There is a generation, Oh how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

Good News Translation
There are people who think they are so good--oh, how good they think they are!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A certain kind of person looks around arrogantly and is conceited.

International Standard Version
Some people —what an arrogant look they have!— raise their eyebrows haughtily.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There is a generation, Oh how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up.

Literal Standard Version
A generation—how high are their eyes, "" Indeed, their eyelids are lifted up.

NET Bible
There is a generation whose eyes are so lofty, and whose eyelids are lifted up disdainfully.

New Heart English Bible
There is a generation, oh how lofty are their eyes. Their eyelids are lifted up.

World English Bible
There is a generation, oh how lofty are their eyes! Their eyelids are lifted up.

Young's Literal Translation
A generation -- how high are their eyes, Yea, their eyelids are lifted up.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Words of Agur
12There is a generation of those who are pure in their own eyes and yet unwashed of their filth. 13There is a generation— how haughty are their eyes and pretentious are their glances— 14there is a generation whose teeth are swords and whose jaws are knives, devouring the oppressed from the earth and the needy from among men.…

Cross References
Psalm 131:1
My heart is not proud, O LORD, my eyes are not haughty. I do not aspire to great matters or things too lofty for me.

Proverbs 6:17
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,

Isaiah 2:11
The proud look of man will be humbled, and the loftiness of men brought low; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 5:15
So mankind will be brought low, and each man humbled; the arrogant will lower their eyes.


Treasury of Scripture

There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

Proverbs 6:17
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 21:4
An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

Psalm 101:5
Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.









Verse 13. - A generation, oh, how lofty are their eyes! The third sin is pride and arrogance (see on Proverbs 6:17; 21:4). "Lord," said the psalmist, "my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty" (Psalm 131:1). The prophet rebukes "the stout heart of the King of Assyria and the glory of his high looks" (Isaiah 10:12). Their eyelids are lifted up; in supercilious disdain. "Inde Proverbio dicimus," says Erasmus ('Adag.'), "attolli supercilium, fastidium indicantes" (s.v. "Arrogantia").

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

how
מָה־ (māh-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

haughty
רָמ֣וּ (rā·mū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7311: To be high actively, to rise, raise

are their eyes,
עֵינָ֑יו (‘ê·nāw)
Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

and pretentious
יִנָּשֵֽׂאוּ׃ (yin·nā·śê·’ū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

are their glances—
וְ֝עַפְעַפָּ֗יו (wə·‘ap̄·‘ap·pāw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - mdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6079: An eyelash, morning ray


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