Proverbs 30:18
New International Version
“There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand:

New Living Translation
There are three things that amaze me— no, four things that I don’t understand:

English Standard Version
Three things are too wonderful for me; four I do not understand:

Berean Study Bible
There are three things too wonderful for me, four that I cannot understand:

King James Bible
There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:

New King James Version
There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Yes, four which I do not understand:

New American Standard Bible
There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Four which I do not understand:

NASB 1995
There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Four which I do not understand:

NASB 1977
There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Four which I do not understand:

Amplified Bible
There are three things which are too astounding and unexpectedly wonderful for me, Four which I do not understand:

Christian Standard Bible
Three things are too wondrous for me; four I can’t understand:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Three things are beyond me; four I can’t understand:

American Standard Version
There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Yea, four which I know not:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Three things are hidden from me, and a fourth I have not known exists:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Moreover there are three things impossible for me to comprehend, and the fourth I know not:

Contemporary English Version
There are three or four things I cannot understand:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Three things are hard to me, and the fourth I am utterly ignorant of.

English Revised Version
There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:

Good News Translation
There are four things that are too mysterious for me to understand:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Three things are too amazing to me, even four that I cannot understand:

International Standard Version
Three things cause wonder for me; four are beyond my understanding:

JPS Tanakh 1917
There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Yea, four which I know not:

Literal Standard Version
Three things have been too wonderful for me, Indeed, four that I have not known:

NET Bible
There are three things that are too wonderful for me, four that I do not understand:

New Heart English Bible
"There are three things which are too amazing for me, four which I do not understand:

World English Bible
"There are three things which are too amazing for me, four which I don't understand:

Young's Literal Translation
Three things have been too wonderful for me, Yea, four that I have not known:

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Words of Agur
17As for the eye that mocks a father and scorns obedience to a mother, may the ravens of the valley pluck it out and young vultures devour it. 18There are three things too wonderful for me, four that I cannot understand: 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 maiden.…

Cross References
Proverbs 30:17
As for the eye that mocks a father and scorns obedience to a mother, may the ravens of the valley pluck it out and young vultures devour it.

Proverbs 30:19
the 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 maiden.


Treasury of Scripture

There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yes, four which I know not:

too

Job 42:3
Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

Psalm 139:6
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.









(18) Too wonderful for me.--The wonder in Agur's eyes seems to be that none of the four leave any trace behind them. (Comp. Wisdom Of Solomon 5:10 sqq.) For a spiritual interpretation of these and other passages in this chapter, comp. Bishop Wordsworth's Commentary.

Verses 18-20. - A proverb concerning four inscrutable things, connected with the last by mention of the eagle. Verse 18. - There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not. The great point is the fourth, to which the three previous things lead up, all of them being alike in this, that they leave no trace. The facts are marvellous; Agur feels like Job, "I have uttered that which I understood not, things too wonderful for me, which I knew not" (Job 42:3).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
There
הֵ֭מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

are three [things]
שְׁלֹשָׁ֣ה (šə·lō·šāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

too wonderful
נִפְלְא֣וּ (nip̄·lə·’ū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6381: To separate, distinguish, to be, great, difficult, wonderful

for me,
מִמֶּ֑נִּי (mim·men·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

four
וְ֝אַרְבָּעָ֗ה (wə·’ar·bā·‘āh)
Conjunctive waw | Number - masculine singular
Strong's 702: Four

that
0 (0)
0
Strong's Hebrew

I cannot
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

understand:
יְדַעְתִּֽים׃ (yə·ḏa‘·tîm)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3045: To know


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