The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle. The man's oration to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal:
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I am the least intelligent of men, and I lack man's ability to understand.
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I have not gained wisdom, and I have no knowledge of the Holy One.
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Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in His hands? Who has bound up the waters in a cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is the name of His Son- if you know?
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Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.
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Don't add to His words, or He will rebuke you, and you will be proved a liar.
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Two things I ask of You; don't deny them to me before I die:
Keep falsehood and deceitful words far from me. Give me neither poverty nor wealth; feed me with the food I need.
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Otherwise, I might have too much and deny You, saying, "Who is the Lord?" or I might have nothing and steal, profaning the name of my God.
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Don't slander a servant to his master, or he will curse you, and you will become guilty.
There is a generation that curses its father and does not bless its mother.
There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, yet is not washed from its filth.
There is a generation-how haughty its eyes and pretentious its looks.
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There is a generation whose teeth are swords, whose fangs are knives, devouring the oppressed from the land and the needy from among mankind.
The leech has two daughters: Give, Give. Three things are never satisfied; four never say, "Enough!":
Sheol; a barren womb; earth, which is never satisfied with water; and fire, which never says, "Enough!"
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As for the eye that ridicules a father and despises obedience to a mother, may ravens of the valley pluck it out and young vultures eat it.
Three things are beyond me; four I can't understand:
the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship at sea, and the way of a man with a young woman.
This is the way of an adulteress: she eats and wipes her mouth and says, "I've done nothing wrong."
The earth trembles under three things; it cannot bear up under four:
a servant when he becomes king, a fool when he is stuffed with food,
an unloved woman when she marries, and a serving girl when she ousts her lady.
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Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise:
the ants are not a strong people, yet they store up their food in the summer;
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hyraxes are not a mighty people, yet they make their homes in the cliffs;
locusts have no king, yet all of them march in ranks;
a lizard can be caught in your hands, yet it lives in kings' palaces.
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Three things are stately in their stride, even four are stately in their walk:
a lion, which is mightiest among beasts and doesn't retreat before anything,
a strutting rooster, a goat, and a king at the head of his army.
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If you have been foolish by exalting yourself, or if you've been scheming, put your hand over your mouth.
For the churning of milk produces butter, and twisting a nose draws blood, and stirring up anger produces strife.