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Proverbs 30

NRS 1 The words of Agur son of Jakeh. An oracle. Thus says the man: I am weary, O God, I am weary, O God. How can I prevail? NIV 1 The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh--an oracle: This man declared to Ithiel, to Ithiel and to Ucal: NRS 2 Surely I am too stupid to be human; I do not have human understanding. NIV 2 "I am the most ignorant of men; I do not have a man's understanding. NRS 3 I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the holy ones. NIV 3 I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One. NRS 4 Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in the hollow of the hand? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is the person's name? And what is the name of the person's child? Surely you know! NIV 4 Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has gathered up the wind in the hollow of his hands? Who has wrapped up the waters in his cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and the name of his son? Tell me if you know! NRS 5 Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. NIV 5 "Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. NRS 6 Do not add to his words, or else he will rebuke you, and you will be found a liar. NIV 6 Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar. NRS 7 Two things I ask of you; do not deny them to me before I die: NIV 7 "Two things I ask of you, O LORD; do not refuse me before I die: NRS 8 Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that I need, NIV 8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. NRS 9 or I shall be full, and deny you, and say, "Who is the Lord?" or I shall be poor, and steal, and profane the name of my God. NIV 9 Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, 'Who is the LORD?' Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God. NRS 10 Do not slander a servant to a master, or the servant will curse you, and you will be held guilty. NIV 10 "Do not slander a servant to his master, or he will curse you, and you will pay for it. NRS 11 There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers. NIV 11 "There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers; NRS 12 There are those who are pure in their own eyes yet are not cleansed of their filthiness. NIV 12 those who are pure in their own eyes and yet are not cleansed of their filth; NRS 13 There are those—how lofty are their eyes, how high their eyelids lift!— NIV 13 those whose eyes are ever so haughty, whose glances are so disdainful; NRS 14 there are those whose teeth are swords, whose teeth are knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, the needy from among mortals. NIV 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. NRS 15 The leech has two daughters; "Give, give," they cry. Three things are never satisfied; four never say, "Enough": NIV 15 "The leech has two daughters. 'Give! Give!' they cry. "There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, 'Enough!': NRS 16 Sheol, the barren womb, the earth ever thirsty for water, and the fire that never says, "Enough." NIV 16 the grave, the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire, which never says, 'Enough!' NRS 17 The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures. NIV 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. NRS 18 Three things are too wonderful for me; four I do not understand: NIV 18 "There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: NRS 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 girl. NIV 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. NRS 20 This is the way of an adulteress: she eats, and wipes her mouth, and says, "I have done no wrong." NIV 20 "This is the way of an adulteress: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, 'I've done nothing wrong.' NRS 21 Under three things the earth trembles; under four it cannot bear up: NIV 21 "Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up: NRS 22 a slave when he becomes king, and a fool when glutted with food; NIV 22 a servant who becomes king, a fool who is full of food, NRS 23 an unloved woman when she gets a husband, and a maid when she succeeds her mistress. NIV 23 an unloved woman who is married, and a maidservant who displaces her mistress. NRS 24 Four things on earth are small, yet they are exceedingly wise: NIV 24 "Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: NRS 25 the ants are a people without strength, yet they provide their food in the summer; NIV 25 Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer; NRS 26 the badgers are a people without power, yet they make their homes in the rocks; NIV 26 coneys are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags; NRS 27 the locusts have no king, yet all of them march in rank; NIV 27 locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks; NRS 28 the lizard can be grasped in the hand, yet it is found in kings' palaces. NIV 28 a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings' palaces. NRS 29 Three things are stately in their stride; four are stately in their gait: NIV 29 "There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing: NRS 30 the lion, which is mightiest among wild animals and does not turn back before any; NIV 30 a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing; NRS 31 the strutting rooster, the he-goat, and a king striding before his people. NIV 31 a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king with his army around him. NRS 32 If you have been foolish, exalting yourself, or if you have been devising evil, put your hand on your mouth. NIV 32 "If you have played the fool and exalted yourself, or if you have planned evil, clap your hand over your mouth! NRS 33 For as pressing milk produces curds, and pressing the nose produces blood, so pressing anger produces strife. NIV 33 For as churning the milk produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife."