There is a akind -oh how1lofty are his eyes ! And his eyelids are raised in arrogance.
There is a bkind of man whose 2teeth are like swords And his 3jawteeth like knives, To 4devour the afflicted from the earth And the needy from among men.
The leech has twodaughters, "Give," "Give." There are threethings that will not be satisfied, Four that will not say, "Enough ":
16c5Sheol, and the 6barrenwomb, Earth that is neversatisfied with water, And fire that neversays, "Enough."
The eye that 7mocks a father And d8scorns a mother, The 9ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young10eagles will eat it.
18There are threethings which are toowonderful for me, Four which I do not understand :
The way of an 11eagle in the sky, The way of a serpent on a rock, The way of a ship in the middle of the sea, And the way of a man with a maid.
20This is the way of an 12adulterouswoman : She eats and wipes her mouth, And says, "I have donenowrong."
21Underthreethings the earthquakes, And underfour, it cannotbear up:
22Under a 13slavewhen he becomesking, And a foolwhen he is satisfied with food,
23Under an unloved woman when she gets a husband, And a maidservantwhen she supplants her mistress.