Proverbs 30
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1The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: The man spoke to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal, saying,

2"Surely I am more like an animal than any man, and do not have the understanding of a man.

3I have not learned wisdom, nor the knowledge of the holy.

4Who has gone up to heaven and has come down? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in His garments? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son's name, if you know?

5Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.

6Do not add to His words, lest He correct you and you be found a liar.

7I have asked two things from You; do not deny them before I die:

8Remove far from me vanity and a lying word; give me neither poverty or riches; feed me my portion of bread,

9Lest I be full and deny You, and say, 'Who is the LORD?' Or lest I be poor, and steal, and violate the name of my God.

10Do not slander a servant to his master, lest he curse you, and you be found guilty.

11There is a generation that curses their father and does not bless their mother.

12There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their own filthiness.

13There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up.

14There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, and their jaw teeth like knives, to devour the poor from off the earth and the needy from among men.

15The leech has two daughters, crying, 'Give, give!' Three things are never satisfied, yea, four things never say, 'Enough!'--

16The grave, the barren womb, the earth not filled with water, and the fire have never said, 'Enough. '

17The 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.

18Three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I do not understand:

19The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a snake on a rock; the way of a ship in the middle of the sea; and the way of a man with a maiden.

20Such is the way of an adulterous woman: she eats, and wipes her mouth, and says, 'I have done no wickedness. '

21For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four it is not able to bear up:

22For a slave when he reigns; and a fool when he is filled with food;

23For a hateful woman when she is married; and a servant girl that is heir to her mistress.

24Four things are little on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise:

25The ants are a creature not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer;

26The rock badgers are not mighty creatures, yet they make their houses in the rock;

27The locusts have no king, yet they go forth all of them by bands;

28You can catch a lizard with your hands, yet it is in king's palaces.

29There are three things which go well, yea, four that go stately in walking:

30A lion is mighty among beasts and does not turn away for any;

31A greyhound, a male goat also, and a king, against whom there is no rising up.

32If you have done foolishly in exalting yourself, or if you have thought evil, lay your hand on your mouth.

33Surely as 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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