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PROVERBS · Chapter 30
30:1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man
spoke unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal,
30:2 Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.
30:3 I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.
30:4 Who has ascended up into heaven, or descended? who has gathered the wind in his fists? who has bound the waters in a garment? who has established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if you can tell?
30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
30:6 Add you not unto his words, lest he reprove you, and you be found a liar.
30:7 Two things have I required of you; deny me them not before I die:
30:8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
30:9 Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
30:10 Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse you, and you be found guilty.
30:11 There is a generation that curses their father, and does not bless their mother.
30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
30:13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
30:14 There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
30:15 The horseleach has two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:
30:16 The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that says not, It is enough.
30:17 The eye that mocks at his father, and despises to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
30:18 There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:
30:19 The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
30:20 Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eats, and wipes her mouth, and says, I have done no wickedness.
30:21 For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear:
30:22 For a servant when he reigns; and a fool when he is filled with food;
30:23 For an abhorrent woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.
30:24 There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise:
30:25 The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer;
30:26 The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;
30:27 The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;
30:28 The spider takes hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.
30:29 There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going:
30:30 A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turns not away for any;
30:31 A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.
30:32 If you have done foolishly in lifting up yourself, or if you have thought evil, lay your hand upon your mouth.
30:33 Surely the churning of milk brings forth butter, and the wringing of the nose brings forth blood: so the forcing of wrath brings forth strife.
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