Proverbs 30:17
Good News Translation
If you make fun of your father or despise your mother in her old age, you ought to be eaten by vultures or have your eyes picked out by wild ravens.

Contemporary English Version
Don't make fun of your father or disobey your mother--crows will peck out your eyes, and buzzards will eat the rest of you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The eye that mocketh at his father, and that despiseth the labour of his mother in bearing him, let the ravens of the brooks pick it out, and the young eagles eat it.

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The eye that mocketh at his father, and that despiseth the labour of his mother in bearing him, let the ravens of the brooks pick it out, and the young eagles eat it.

eye

Proverbs 30:11 There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.

Proverbs 20:20 He that curseth his father, and mother, his lamp shall be put out in the midst of darkness.

Proverbs 23:22 Hearken to thy father, that begot thee: and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Genesis 9:21-27 And drinking of the wine was made drunk, and was uncovered in his tent. . . .

Leviticus 20:9 He that curseth his father, or mother, dying let him die. He hath cursed his father, and mother: let his blood be upon him.

Deuteronomy 21:18-21 If a man have a stubborn and unruly son, who will not hear the commandments of his father or mother, and being corrected, slighteth obedience: . . .

2 Samuel 18:9,10,14-17 And it happened that Absalom met the servants of David, riding on a mule: and as the mule went under a thick and large oak, his head stuck in the oak: and while he hung between the heaven and the earth, the mule on which he rode passed on. . . .

the ravens

1 Samuel 17:44 And he said to David: Come to me, and I will give thy flesh to the birds of the air, and to the beasts of the earth.

2 Samuel 21:10 And Respha the daughter of Aia took haircloth, and spread it under her upon the rock from the beginning of the harvest, till water dropped upon them out of heaven: and suffered neither the birds to tear them by day, nor the beasts by night.

valley or brook

Context
The Words of Agur
16Hell and the mouth of the womb, and the earth which is not satisfied with water: and the fire never saith: It is enough. 17The eye that mocketh at his father, and that despiseth the labour of his mother in bearing him, let the ravens of the brooks pick it out, and the young eagles eat it.18Three things are hard to me, and the fourth I am utterly ignorant of.…
Cross References
Genesis 9:22
Which when Cham the father of Chanaan had seen, to wit, that his father's nakedness was uncovered, he told it to his two brethren without.

Deuteronomy 28:26
And be thy carcass meat for all the fowls of the air, and the beasts of the earth, and be there none to drive them away.

Proverbs 15:20
A wise son maketh a father joyful: but the foolish man despiseth his mother.

Proverbs 23:22
Hearken to thy father, that begot thee: and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Proverbs 30:18
Three things are hard to me, and the fourth I am utterly ignorant of.

Malachi 1:6
The son honoureth the father, and the servant his master: if then I be a father, where is my honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear: saith the Lord of hosts.

Additional Translations
As for the eye that mocks a father and scorns obedience to a mother, may the ravens of the valley pluck it out and young vultures devour it.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.

The eye that mocketh at his father, And despiseth to obey his mother, The ravens of the valley shall pick it out, And the young eagles shall eat it.

The eye that laughs to scorn a father, and dishonours the old age of a mother, let the ravens of the valleys pick it out, and let the young eagles devour it.

The eye that mocketh at a father, and despiseth to obey a mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

The eye that mocketh at its father, and despiseth to obey its mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

"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.

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.
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