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keep me from lying, and let me be neither rich nor poor. So give me only as much food as I need.
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Remove far from me vanity, and lying words. Give me neither beggary, nor riches: give me only the necessaries of life:
Proverbs 21:6 He that gathereth treasures by a lying tongue, is vain and foolish, and shall stumble upon the snares of death.
Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth iniquity, shall reap evils, and with the rod of his anger he shall be consumed.
Proverbs 23:5 Lift not up thy eyes to riches which thou canst not have: because they shall make themselves wings like those of an eagle, and shall fly towards heaven.
Psalm 62:9,10 But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the balances: that by vanity they may together deceive. . . .
Psalm 119:29,37 Remove from me the way of iniquity: and out of thy law have mercy on me. . . .
Ecclesiastes 1:2 Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes: vanity of vanities, and all is vanity.
Isaiah 5:18 Woe to you that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as the rope of a cart.
Isaiah 59:4 There is none that calleth upon justice, neither is there any one that judgeth truly: but they trust in a mere nothing, and speak vanities: they have conceived labour, and brought forth iniquity.
John 2:8 And Jesus saith to them: Draw out now and carry to the chief steward of the feast. And they carried it.
Acts 14:15 And saying: Ye men, why do ye these things? We also are mortals, men like unto you, preaching to you to be converted from these vain things to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all things that are in them:
Genesis 28:20 And he made a vow, saying: If God shall be with me, and shall keep me in the way, by which I walk, and shall give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
Genesis 48:15,16 And Jacob blessed the sons of Joseph, and said: God, in whose sight my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, God that feedeth me from my youth until this day: . . .
Exodus 16:15,18,21,22,29,35 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another: Manhu! which signifieth: What is this! for they knew not what it was. And Moses said to them: This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat. . . .
Matthew 6:11,33 Give us this day our supersubstantial bread. . . .
Luke 11:3 Give us this day our daily bread.
1 Timothy 6:6-8 But godliness with contentment is great gain. . . .
convenient for me or of my allowance
2 Kings 25:30 And he appointed him a continual allowance, which was also given him by the king, day by day, all the days of his life.
Jeremiah 52:34 And for his diet a continual provision was allowed him by the king of Babylon, every day a portion, until the day of his death, all the days of his life.
ContextThe Words of Agur
…7Two things I have asked of thee, deny them not to me before I die. 8Remove far from me vanity, and lying words. Give me neither beggary, nor riches: give me only the necessaries of life:9Lest perhaps being filled, I should be tempted to deny, and say: Who is the Lord? or being compelled by poverty, I should steal, and forswear the name of my God.…
Give us this day our supersubstantial bread.
1 Timothy 6:8
But having food and wherewith to be covered, with these we are content.
I have not departed from the commandments of his lips, and the words of his mouth I have hid in my bosom.
Two things I have asked of thee, deny them not to me before I die.
Additional TranslationsKeep falsehood and deceitful words far from me. Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the bread that is my portion.Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
Remove far from me falsehood and lies; Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is needful for me:
Remove far from me vanity and falsehood: and give me not wealth or poverty; but appoint me what is needful and sufficient:
Remove far from me vanity and lies; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the bread of my daily need:
Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me:
Remove far from me vanity and lies; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
Remove far from me falsehood and lies. Give me neither poverty nor riches. Feed me with the food that is needful for me;
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,
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