Proverbs 30:22-32 NIV

22 a servant who becomes king,1 a fool who is full of food,

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23 an unloved woman who is married, and a maidservant who displaces her mistress.
24 "Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise:
25 Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer;2

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26 coneysa3 are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags;

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    • d 30:26 - That is, the hyrax or rock badger
      27 locusts4 have no king, yet they advance together in ranks;

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      28 a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings' palaces.
      29 "There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing:
      30 a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing;
      31 a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king with his army around him.b

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        • e 30:31 - Or "king secure against revolt"
          32 "If you have played the fool and exalted yourself, or if you have planned evil, clap your hand over your mouth!5

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