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Proverbs 30 (WEBP)

[1] The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, the revelation: the man says to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal:
[2] “Surely I am the most ignorant man, and don’t have a man’s understanding.
[3] I have not learned wisdom, neither do I have the knowledge of the Holy One.
[4] Who has ascended up into heaven, and descended? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has bound the waters in his garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name, if you know?
[5] “Every word of God is flawless. He is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
[6] Don’t you add to his words, lest he reprove you, and you be found a liar.
[7] “Two things I have asked of you. Don’t deny me before I die.
[8] Remove far from me falsehood and lies. Give me neither poverty nor riches. Feed me with the food that is needful for me,
[9] lest I be full, deny you, and say, ‘Who is Yahweh?’ or lest I be poor, and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.
[10] “Don’t slander a servant to his master, lest he curse you, and you be held guilty.
[11] There is a generation that curses their father, and doesn’t bless their mother.
[12] There is a generation that is pure in their own eyes, yet are not washed from their filthiness.
[13] There is a generation, oh how lofty are their eyes! Their eyelids are lifted up.
[14] There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, and their jaws like knives, to devour the poor from the earth, and the needy from among men.
[15] “The leech has two daughters: ‘Give, give.’ “There are three things that are never satisfied; four that don’t say, ‘Enough!’:
[16] Sheol,° the barren womb, the earth that is not satisfied with water, and the fire that doesn’t say, ‘Enough!’
[17] “The eye that mocks at his father, and scorns obedience to his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, the young eagles shall eat it.
[18] “There are three things which are too amazing for me, four which I don’t understand:
[19] The way of an eagle in the air, the way of a serpent on a rock, the way of a ship in the middle of the sea, and the way of a man with a maiden.
[20] “So is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth, and says, ‘I have done nothing wrong.’
[21] “For three things the earth trembles, and under four, it can’t bear up:
[22] For a servant when he is king, a fool when he is filled with food,
[23] for an unloved woman when she is married, and a servant who is heir to her mistress.
[24] “There are four things which are little on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise:
[25] The ants are not a strong people, yet they provide their food in the summer.
[26] The hyraxes are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks.
[27] The locusts have no king, yet they advance in ranks.
[28] You can catch a lizard with your hands, yet it is in kings’ palaces.
[29] “There are three things which are stately in their march, four which are stately in going:
[30] The lion, which is mightiest among animals, and doesn’t turn away for any;
[31] the greyhound; the male goat; and the king against whom there is no rising up.
[32] “If you have done foolishly in lifting up yourself, or if you have thought evil, put your hand over your mouth.
[33] For as the churning of milk produces butter, and the wringing of the nose produces blood, so the forcing of wrath produces strife.”

Proverbs 30:16 Sheol is the place of the dead.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Proverbs 30 (KJVS)

[1] The words H1697 of Agur H94 the son H1121 of Jakeh H3348, [even] the prophecy H4853: the man H1397 spake H5002 (8803) unto Ithiel H384, even unto Ithiel H384 and Ucal H401,
[2] Surely I [am] more brutish H1198 than [any] man H376, and have not the understanding H998 of a man H120.
[3] I neither learned H3925 (8804) wisdom H2451, nor have H3045 (8799) the knowledge H1847 of the holy H6918.
[4] Who hath ascended up H5927 (8804) into heaven H8064, or descended H3381 (8799)? who hath gathered H622 (8804) the wind H7307 in his fists H2651? who hath bound H6887 (8804) the waters H4325 in a garment H8071? who hath established H6965 (8689) all the ends H657 of the earth H776? what [is] his name H8034, and what [is] his son’s H1121 name H8034, if thou canst tell H3045 (8799)?
[5] Every word H565 of God H433 [is] pure H6884 (8803): he [is] a shield H4043 unto them that put their trust H2620 (8802) in him.
[6] Add H3254 (8686) thou not unto his words H1697, lest he reprove H3198 (8686) thee, and thou be found a liar H3576 (8738).
[7] Two H8147 [things] have I required H7592 (8804) of thee; deny H4513 (8799) me [them] not before I die H4191 (8799):
[8] Remove far H7368 (8685) from me vanity H7723 and lies H1697 H3577: give H5414 (8799) me neither poverty H7389 nor riches H6239; feed H2963 (8685) me with food H3899 convenient H2706 for me:
[9] Lest I be full H7646 (8799), and deny H3584 (8765) [thee], and say H559 (8804), Who [is] the LORD H3068? or lest I be poor H3423 (8735), and steal H1589 (8804), and take H8610 (8804) the name H8034 of my God H430 [in vain].
[10] Accuse H3960 (8686) not a servant H5650 unto his master H113, lest he curse H7043 (8762) thee, and thou be found guilty H816 (8804).
[11] [There is] a generation H1755 [that] curseth H7043 (8762) their father H1, and doth not bless H1288 (8762) their mother H517.
[12] [There is] a generation H1755 [that are] pure H2889 in their own eyes H5869, and [yet] is not washed H7364 (8795) from their filthiness H6675.
[13] [There is] a generation H1755, O how lofty H7311 (8804) are their eyes H5869! and their eyelids H6079 are lifted up H5375 (8735).
[14] [There is] a generation H1755, whose teeth H8127 [are as] swords H2719, and their jaw teeth H4973 [as] knives H3979, to devour H398 (8800) the poor H6041 from off the earth H776, and the needy H34 from [among] men H120.
[15] The horseleach H5936 hath two H8147 daughters H1323, [crying], Give H3051 (8798), give H3051 (8798). There are three H7969 [things that] are never satisfied H7646 (8799), [yea], four H702 [things] say H559 (8804) not, [It is] enough H1952:
[16] The grave H7585; and the barren H6115 womb H7356; the earth H776 [that] is not filled H7646 (8804) with water H4325; and the fire H784 [that] saith H559 (8804) not, [It is] enough H1952.
[17] The eye H5869 [that] mocketh H3932 (8799) at [his] father H1, and despiseth H936 (8799) to obey H3349 [his] mother H517, the ravens H6158 of the valley H5158 shall pick it out H5365 (8799), and the young H1121 eagles H5404 shall eat H398 (8799) it.
[18] There be three H7969 [things which] are too wonderful H6381 (8738) for me, yea, four H702 which I know H3045 (8804) not:
[19] The way H1870 of an eagle H5404 in the air H8064; the way H1870 of a serpent H5175 upon a rock H6697; the way H1870 of a ship H591 in the midst H3820 of the sea H3220; and the way H1870 of a man H1397 with a maid H5959.
[20] Such [is] the way H1870 of an adulterous H5003 (8764) woman H802; she eateth H398 (8804), and wipeth H4229 (8804) her mouth H6310, and saith H559 (8804), I have done H6466 (8804) no wickedness H205.
[21] For three H7969 [things] the earth H776 is disquieted H7264 (8804), and for four H702 [which] it cannot H3201 (8799) bear H5375 (8800):
[22] For a servant H5650 when he reigneth H4427 (8799); and a fool H5036 when he is filled H7646 (8799) with meat H3899;
[23] For an odious H8130 (8803) [woman] when she is married H1166 (8735); and an handmaid H8198 that is heir H3423 (8799) to her mistress H1404.
[24] There be four H702 [things which are] little H6996 upon the earth H776, but they [are] exceeding H2449 (8794) wise H2450:
[25] The ants H5244 [are] a people H5971 not strong H5794, yet they prepare H3559 (8686) their meat H3899 in the summer H7019;
[26] The conies H8227 [are but] a feeble H6099 folk H5971, yet make H7760 (8799) they their houses H1004 in the rocks H5553;
[27] The locusts H697 have no king H4428, yet go they forth H3318 (8799) all of them by bands H2686 (8802);
[28] The spider H8079 taketh hold H8610 (8762) with her hands H3027, and is in kings H4428’ palaces H1964.
[29] There be three H7969 [things] which go H6806 well H3190 (8688), yea, four H702 are comely H2895 (8688) in going H3212 (8800):
[30] A lion H3918 [which is] strongest H1368 among beasts H929, and turneth not away H7725 (8799) for H6440 any;
[31] A greyhound H4975 H2223; an he goat H8495 also H176; and a king H4428, against whom [there is] no rising up H510.
[32] If thou hast done foolishly H5034 (8804) in lifting up H5375 (8692) thyself, or if thou hast thought evil H2161 (8804), [lay] thine hand H3027 upon thy mouth H6310.
[33] Surely the churning H4330 of milk H2461 bringeth forth H3318 (8686) butter H2529, and the wringing H4330 of the nose H639 bringeth forth H3318 (8686) blood H1818: so the forcing H4330 of wrath H639 bringeth forth H3318 (8686) strife H7379.

Young’s Literal Translation

Proverbs 30 (YLT)

[1] Words of a Gatherer, son of an obedient one, the declaration, an affirmation of the man:- I have wearied myself for God, I have wearied myself for God, and am consumed.
[2] For I am more brutish than any one, And have not the understanding of a man.
[3] Nor have I learned wisdom, Yet the knowledge of Holy Ones I know.
[4] Who went up to heaven, and cometh down? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound waters in a garment? Who established all ends of the earth? What is His name? and what His son’s name? Surely thou knowest!
[5] Every saying of God is tried, A shield He is to those trusting in Him.
[6] Add not to His words, lest He reason with thee, And thou hast been found false.
[7] Two things I have asked from Thee, Withhold not from me before I die.
[8] Vanity and a lying word put far from me, Poverty or wealth give not to me, Cause me to eat the bread of my portion,
[9] Lest I become satiated, and have denied, And have said, ‘Who is Jehovah?’ And lest I be poor, and have stolen, And have laid hold of the name of my God.
[10] Accuse not a servant unto his lord, Lest he disesteem thee, and thou be found guilty.
[11] A generation is, that lightly esteemeth their father, And their mother doth not bless.
[12] A generation-pure in their own eyes, But from their own filth not washed.
[13] A generation-how high are their eyes, Yea, their eyelids are lifted up.
[14] A generation-swords are their teeth, And knives-their jaw-teeth, To consume the poor from earth, And the needy from among men.
[15] To the leech are two daughters, ‘Give, give, Lo, three things are not satisfied, Four have not said ‘Sufficiency;’
[16] Sheol, and a restrained womb, Earth-it is not satisfied with water, And fire-it hath not said, ‘Sufficiency,’
[17] An eye that mocketh at a father, And despiseth to obey a mother, Dig it out do ravens of the valley, And eat it do young eagles.
[18] Three things have been too wonderful for me, Yea, four that I have not known:
[19] The way of the eagle in the heavens, The way of a serpent on a rock, The way of a ship in the heart of the sea, And the way of a man in youth.
[20] So-the way of an adulterous woman, She hath eaten and hath wiped her mouth, And hath said, ‘I have not done iniquity.’
[21] For three things hath earth been troubled, And for four-it is not able to bear:
[22] For a servant when he reigneth, And a fool when he is satisfied with bread,
[23] For a hated one when she ruleth, And a maid-servant when she succeedeth her mistress.
[24] Four are little ones of earth, And they are made wiser than the wise:
[25] The ants are a people not strong, And they prepare in summer their food,
[26] Conies are a people not strong, And they place in a rock their house,
[27] A king there is not to the locust, And it goeth out-each one shouting,
[28] A spider with two hands taketh hold, And is in the palaces of a king.
[29] Three there are going well, Yea, four are good in going:
[30] An old lion-mighty among beasts, That turneth not back from the face of any,
[31] A girt one of the loins, or a he-goat, And a king-no rising up with him.
[32] If thou hast been foolish in lifting up thyself, And if thou hast devised evil-hand to mouth!
[33] For the churning of milk bringeth out butter, And the wringing of the nose bringeth out blood, And the forcing of anger bringeth out strife!