They feel pure, but they are filthy and unwashed.
They are proud beyond description and disdainful.
They devour the poor with teeth as sharp as swords or knives. They destroy the needy from the face of the earth.
The leech has two suckers that cry out, "More, more!" a There are three other things -- no, four! -- that are never satisfied:
the grave, the barren womb, the thirsty desert, the blazing fire.
The eye that mocks a father and despises a mother will be plucked out by ravens of the valley and eaten by vultures.
There are three things that amaze me -- no, four things I do not understand:
how an eagle glides through the sky, how a snake slithers on a rock, how a ship navigates the ocean, how a man loves a woman.
Equally amazing is how an adulterous woman can satisfy her sexual appetite, shrug her shoulders, and then say, "What's wrong with that?"
There are three things that make the earth tremble -- no, four it cannot endure:
a slave who becomes a king, an overbearing fool who prospers,
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)