Proverbs 30:21
New International Version
"Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up:

New Living Translation
There are three things that make the earth tremble— no, four it cannot endure:

English Standard Version
Under three things the earth trembles; under four it cannot bear up:

Berean Study Bible
Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up:

New American Standard Bible
Under three things the earth quakes, And under four, it cannot bear up:

New King James Version
For three things the earth is perturbed, Yes, for four it cannot bear up:

King James Bible
For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear:

Christian Standard Bible
The earth trembles under three things; it cannot bear up under four:

Contemporary English Version
There are three or four things that make the earth tremble and are unbearable:

Good News Translation
There are four things that the earth itself cannot tolerate:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The earth trembles under three things; it cannot bear up under four:

International Standard Version
Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot remain steady:

NET Bible
Under three things the earth trembles, and under four things it cannot bear up:

New Heart English Bible
"For three things the earth tremble, and under four, it can't bear up:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Earth quakes under three things, and under four, it cannot endure:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Three things cause the earth to tremble, even four it cannot bear up under:

JPS Tanakh 1917
For three things the earth doth quake, And for four it cannot endure:

New American Standard 1977
Under three things the earth quakes, And under four, it cannot bear up:

King James 2000 Bible
For three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up:

American King James Version
For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear:

American Standard Version
For three things the earth doth tremble, And for four, which it cannot bear:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
By three thing the earth is troubled, and the fourth it cannot bear:

Douay-Rheims Bible
By three things the earth is disturbed, and the fourth it cannot bear:

Darby Bible Translation
Under three [things] the earth is disquieted, and under four it cannot bear up:

English Revised Version
For three things the earth doth tremble, and for four, which it cannot bear:

Webster's Bible Translation
For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear:

World English Bible
"For three things the earth tremble, and under four, it can't bear up:

Young's Literal Translation
For three things hath earth been troubled, And for four -- it is not able to bear:
Study Bible
The Words of Agur
20This is the way of an adulteress: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, ‘I have done nothing wrong.’ 21Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up: 22a servant who becomes king, a fool who is filled with food,…
Cross References
Proverbs 30:20
This is the way of an adulteress: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, "I have done no wrong."

Proverbs 30:22
a servant who becomes king, a fool who is filled with food,

Treasury of Scripture

For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear:









Lexicon
Under
תַּ֣חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

three things
שָׁ֭לוֹשׁ (lō·wōš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

the earth
אֶ֑רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

trembles,
רָ֣גְזָה (rā·ḡə·zāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7264: To be agitated, quiver, quake, be excited, perturbed

under
וְתַ֥חַת (wə·ṯa·ḥaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

four
אַ֝רְבַּ֗ע (’ar·ba‘)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 702: Four

it cannot
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

bear up:
שְׂאֵֽת׃ (śə·’êṯ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take
Verses 21-23. - Then follows a proverb concerning four things which are intolerable, examples of incongruous associations or positions - two in the case of men, two in the case of women. Verse 21. - For three things the earth is disquieted; better, under three things the earth doth tremble, as if oppressed by an overwhelming borden. The form of expression does not allow us to think of an earthquake. "The earth" is equivalent to "the inhabitants thereof." And for four which it cannot bear; or, under four it cannot stand (comp. Amos 7:10). These four evils destroy the comfort of social life, uproot the bonds of society, and endanger the safety of a nation.
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