The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle.The man declares, I am weary, O God; I am weary, O God, and worn out.
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Surely I am too 1stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man.
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I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of 2the Holy One.
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Who has 3ascended to heaven and come down? Who has 4gathered the wind in his fists? Who has 5wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all 6the ends of the earth? 7What is his name, and what is his son's name? Surely you know!
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8Every word of God proves true; he is 9a shield to those who take refuge in him.
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10Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.
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Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me 11before I die:
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Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is 12needful for me,
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lest I be 13full and 14deny you and say, 15"Who is the LORD?" or lest I be poor and steal 16and profane the name of my God.
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17Do not slander a servant to his master, 18lest he curse you, and you be held guilty.
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There are those who 19curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers.
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There are those who are 20clean in their own eyes but are not washed of their filth.
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There are those--how 21lofty are their eyes, how high their eyelids lift!
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There are those whose teeth are 22swords, whose 23fangs are knives, to 24devour the poor from off the earth, the needy from among mankind.
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The leech has two daughters: Give and Give. 25Three things are never satisfied; 26four never say, "Enough":
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27Sheol, 28the barren womb, the land never satisfied with water, and the fire that never says, "Enough."
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The eye that 29mocks a father and 30scorns to obey a mother will 31be picked out by 32the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures.
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33Three things are 34too wonderful for me; 35four I do not understand:
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the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a serpent on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a virgin.
This is the way of an adulteress: she eats and wipes her mouth and says, "I have done no wrong."
Under 36three things 37the earth trembles; under 38four it cannot bear up:
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39a slave when he becomes king, and a fool when he is 40filled with food;
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41an unloved woman when she 42gets a husband, and a maidservant when she displaces her mistress.
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43Four things on earth are small, but they are exceedingly wise:
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[See ver. 15 above]
44the ants are a people not strong, yet they provide their food in the summer;
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45the rock badgers are a people not mighty, yet they make their homes in the cliffs;
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the locusts have no 46king, yet all of them march in 47rank;
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the lizard you can take in your hands, yet it is in kings' palaces.
48Three things are stately in their tread; 49four are stately in their stride:
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the lion, which is mightiest among beasts and 50does not turn back before any;
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the 51strutting rooster, the he-goat, and a king whose army is with him.
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If you have been foolish, exalting yourself, or if you have been devising evil, 52put your hand on your mouth.
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For pressing milk produces curds, pressing the nose produces blood, and pressing anger produces strife.