Proverbs 30:13-23 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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13 There are those--how lofty are their eyes, how high their eyelids lift! 13 those whose eyes are ever so haughty, whose glances are so disdainful;
14 There are those whose teeth are swords, whose teeth are knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, the needy from among men. 14 those whose teeth are swords and whose jaws are set with knives to devour the poor from the earth, the needy from among mankind.
15 The leech has two daughters; "Give, give," they cry. Three things are never satisfied; four never say, "Enough": 15 "The leech has two daughters. 'Give! Give!' they cry. "There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, 'Enough!':
16 Sheol, the barren womb, the earth ever thirsty for water, and the fire which never says, "Enough." 16 the grave, the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire, which never says, 'Enough!'
17 The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures. 17 "The eye that mocks a father, that scorns obedience to a mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.
18 Three things are too wonderful for me; four I do not understand: 18 "There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand:
19 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 maiden. 19 the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a maiden.
20 This is the way of an adulteress: she eats, and wipes her mouth, and says, "I have done no wrong." 20 "This is the way of an adulteress: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, 'I've done nothing wrong.'
21 Under three things the earth trembles; under four it cannot bear up: 21 "Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up:
22 a slave when he becomes king, and a fool when he is filled with food; 22 a servant who becomes king, a fool who is full of food,
23 an unloved woman when she gets a husband, and a maid when she succeeds her mistress. 23 an unloved woman who is married, and a maidservant who displaces her mistress.