Proverbs 30:13
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English Standard Version
There are those—how lofty are their eyes, how high their eyelids lift!

King James Bible
There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

American Standard Version
There is a generation, oh how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A generation, whose eyes are lofty, and their eyelids lifted up on high.

English Revised Version
There is a generation, Oh how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

Webster's Bible Translation
There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In what now follows, the key-note struck in Proverbs 30:1 is continued. There follows a prayer to be kept in the truth, and to be preserved in the middle state, between poverty and riches. It is a Mashal-ode, vid., vol. i. p. 12. By the first prayer, "vanity and lies keep far from me," it is connected with the warning of Proverbs 30:6.

7 Two things I entreat from Thee,

   Refuse them not to me before Idie.

8 Vanity and lies keep far away from me

   Poverty and riches give me not:

   Cause me to eat the bread which is allotted to me,

9 Lest in satiety Ideny,

   And say: Who is Jahve?

   And lest, in becoming poor, Isteal,

   And profane the name of my God.

We begin with the settlement and explanation of the traditional punctuation. A monosyllable like שׁוא receives, if Legarmeh, always Mehuppach Legarmeh, while, on the contrary, the poly-syllable אשׂבּע has Asla Legarmeh. אל־תּתּן־לי, with double Makkeph and with Gaja in the third syllable before the tone (after the Metheg-Setzung, 28), is Ben-Asher's; whereas Ben-Naphtali prefers the punctuation אל־תּתּן לי (vid., Baer's Genesis, p. 79, note 3). Also פּן־אשׂבּע has (cf. פּן־ישׁתּה, Proverbs 31:5) Makkeph, and on the antepenultima Gaja (vid., Thorath Emeth, p. 32). The perf. consec. וכחשׁתּי has on the ult. the disjunctive Zinnor (Sarka), which always stands over the final letter; but that the ult. is also to be accented, is shown by the counter-tone Metheg, which is to be given to the first syllable. Also ואמרתּי has in correct Codd., e.g., Cod. 1294, the correct ultima toning of a perf. consec.; Kimchi in the Michlol 6b, as well as Aben Ezra in both of his Grammars, quotes only וגנבתּי ותפשׂתּי as toned on the penult. That וגנבתּי cannot be otherwise toned on account of the pausal accent, has been already remarked under 6b; the word, besides, belongs to the סף''פתתין בא, i.e., to those which preserve their Pathach unlengthened by one of the greater disjunctives; the Athnach has certainly in the three so-called metrical books only the disjunctive form of the Zakeph of the prose books. So much as to the form of the text.


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Proverbs 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 21:4 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

Psalm 101:5 Whoever privately slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

Psalm 131:1 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.

Isaiah 2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down...

Isaiah 3:16 Moreover the LORD said, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes...

Ezekiel 28:2-5,9 Son of man, say to the prince of Tyrus, Thus said the Lord GOD; Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a God...

Daniel 11:36,37 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god...

Habakkuk 2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

2 Thessalonians 2:3,4 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first...

Cross References
Psalm 131:1
O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.

Proverbs 6:17
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Isaiah 2:11
The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 5:15
Man is humbled, and each one is brought low, and the eyes of the haughty are brought low.

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