Proverbs 30:7
New International Version
"Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die:

New Living Translation
O God, I beg two favors from you; let me have them before I die.

English Standard Version
Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die:

Berean Study Bible
Two things I ask of You—do not refuse me before I die:

King James Bible
Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:

New King James Version
Two things I request of You (Deprive me not before I die):

New American Standard Bible
Two things I have asked of You; Do not refuse me before I die:

NASB 1995
Two things I asked of You, Do not refuse me before I die:

NASB 1977
Two things I asked of Thee, Do not refuse me before I die:

Amplified Bible
Two things I have asked of You; Do not deny them to me before I die:

Christian Standard Bible
Two things I ask of you; don’t deny them to me before I die:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Two things I ask of You; don't deny them to me before I die:

American Standard Version
Two things have I asked of thee; Deny me them not before I die:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have requested two things of you; do not deny me them before I die.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Two things I ask of thee; take not favour from me before I die.

Contemporary English Version
There are two things, Lord, I want you to do for me before I die:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Two things I have asked of thee, deny them not to me before I die.

English Revised Version
Two things have I asked of thee; deny me them not before I die:

Good News Translation
I ask you, God, to let me have two things before I die:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I've asked you for two things. Don't keep them from me before I die:

International Standard Version
God, I have asked you for two things— don't refuse me before I die—

JPS Tanakh 1917
Two things have I asked of Thee; Deny me them not before I die:

Literal Standard Version
Two things I have asked from You, "" Do not withhold from me before I die.

NET Bible
Two things I ask from you; do not refuse me before I die:

New Heart English Bible
"Two things I have asked of you; do not deny me before I die:

World English Bible
"Two things I have asked of you; don't deny me before I die:

Young's Literal Translation
Two things I have asked from Thee, Withhold not from me before I die.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Words of Agur
6Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you and prove you a liar. 7Two things I ask of You— do not refuse me before I die: 8Keep falsehood and deceitful words far from me. Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the bread that is my portion.…

Cross References
Proverbs 30:6
Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you and prove you a liar.

Proverbs 30:8
Keep falsehood and deceitful words far from me. Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the bread that is my portion.


Treasury of Scripture

Two things have I required of you; deny me them not before I die:

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1 Kings 3:5-9
In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee…

2 Kings 2:9
And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

Psalm 27:4
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.

Psalm 21:2
Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.









(7) Two things have I required of thee.--The commencement of a series of numerical proverbs. (See above on Proverbs 6:16.)

Before I die--i.e., while life lasts.

Verses 7-9. - A mashal ode, containing two requests, and a rationale of the latter. The matter of the two prayers connects it with ver. 6, whether we consider that the limitation of man's desire follows naturally the limitation of his knowledge (Plumptre). or that the warning against being reproved as a liar is corroborated by the prayer against vanity and lies (but see below, on ver. 9). It is the first of Agur's numerical proverbs. Verse 7. - Two things have I required of thee. The personal pronoun applies to God, who, according to our interpretation, has been invoked in ver. 1; otherwise it stands without reference to anything preceding. Deny me not before I die; i.e. grant me these two things for the rest of my life. Septuagint, "Take not grace (χάριν) from me before I die."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Two
שְׁ֭תַּיִם (ta·yim)
Number - fd
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

things I ask
שָׁאַ֣לְתִּי (šā·’al·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

of You—
מִ֝מֶּ֗נִּי (mim·men·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

refuse me
תִּמְנַ֥ע (tim·na‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 4513: To debar, from benefit, injury

before
בְּטֶ֣רֶם (bə·ṭe·rem)
Preposition-b | Adverb
Strong's 2962: Non-occurrence, not yet, before

I die:
אָמֽוּת׃ (’ā·mūṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill


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