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:

New American Standard Bible
Two things I asked 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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New American Standard 1977
Two things I asked of Thee, Do not refuse me before I die:

Jubilee Bible 2000
Two things have I required of thee; do not deny me them before I die:

King James 2000 Bible
Two things have I required of you; deny me not them before I die:

American King James Version
Two things have I required of you; deny me them not before I die:

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Two things do I ask of thee; deny me [them] not before I die:

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Two things have I required of thee; deny them not to 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.
Study Bible
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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

I die:
אָמֽוּת׃ (’ā·mūṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill
(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." 30:7-9 Agur wisely prayed for a middle state, that he might be kept at a distance from temptations; he asked daily bread suited to his station, his family, and his real good. There is a remarkable similarity between this prayer and several clauses of the Lord's prayer. If we are removed from vanity and lies; if we are interested in the pardoning love of Christ, and have him for our portion; if we walk with God, then we shall have all we can ask or think, as to spiritual things. When we consider how those who have abundance are prone to abuse the gift, and what it is to suffer want, Agur's prayer will ever be found a wise one, though seldom offered. Food convenient; what is so for one, may not be so for another; but we may be sure that our heavenly Father will supply all our need, and not suffer us to want anything good for us; and why should we wish for more?
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