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Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 30

Holman Christian Standard Bible

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Proverbs 30

CSB 1 The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle. The man's oration to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal: NIV 1 The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh—an inspired utterance. This man’s utterance to Ithiel: “I am weary, God, but I can prevail. CSB 2 I am the least intelligent of men, and I lack man's ability to understand. NIV 2 Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding. CSB 3 I have not gained wisdom, and I have no knowledge of the Holy One. NIV 3 I have not learned wisdom, nor have I attained to the knowledge of the Holy One. CSB 4 Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in His hands? Who has bound up the waters in a cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is the name of His Son- if you know? NIV 4 Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Whose hands have gathered up the wind? Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is the name of his son? Surely you know! CSB 5 Every word of God is pure; 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. CSB 6 Don't add to His words, or He will rebuke you, and you will be proved a liar. NIV 6 Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar. CSB 7 Two things I ask of You; don't deny them to me before I die: NIV 7 “Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die: CSB 8 Keep falsehood and deceitful words far from me. Give me neither poverty nor wealth; feed me with the food I need. NIV 8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. CSB 9 Otherwise, I might have too much and deny You, saying, "Who is the Lord?" or I might have nothing and steal, profaning 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. CSB 10 Don't slander a servant to his master, or he will curse you, and you will become guilty. NIV 10 “Do not slander a servant to their master, or they will curse you, and you will pay for it. CSB 11 There is a generation that curses its father and does not bless its mother. NIV 11 “There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers; CSB 12 There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, yet is not washed from its filth. NIV 12 those who are pure in their own eyes and yet are not cleansed of their filth; CSB 13 There is a generation-how haughty its eyes and pretentious its looks. NIV 13 those whose eyes are ever so haughty, whose glances are so disdainful; CSB 14 There is a generation whose teeth are swords, whose fangs are knives, devouring the oppressed from the land and the needy from among mankind. NIV 14 those whose teeth are swords and whose jaws are set with knives to devour the poor from the earth and the needy from among mankind. CSB 15 The leech has two daughters: Give, Give. 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!’: CSB 16 Sheol; a barren womb; earth, which is never satisfied with water; and fire, which never says, "Enough!" NIV 16 the grave, the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire, which never says, ‘Enough!’ CSB 17 As for the eye that ridicules a father and despises obedience to a mother, may ravens of the valley pluck it out and young vultures eat it. NIV 17 “The eye that mocks a father, that scorns an aged mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures. CSB 18 Three things are beyond me; four I can't understand: NIV 18 “There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: CSB 19 the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship at sea, and the way of a man with a young woman. 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 young woman. CSB 20 This is the way of an adulteress: she eats and wipes her mouth and says, "I've done nothing wrong." NIV 20 “This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong.’ CSB 21 The earth trembles under three things; it cannot bear up under four: NIV 21 “Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up: CSB 22 a servant when he becomes king, a fool when he is stuffed with food, NIV 22 a servant who becomes king, a godless fool who gets plenty to eat, CSB 23 an unloved woman when she marries, and a serving girl when she ousts her lady. NIV 23 a contemptible woman who gets married, and a servant who displaces her mistress. CSB 24 Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: NIV 24 “Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: CSB 25 the ants are not a strong people, yet they store up their food in the summer; NIV 25 Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer; CSB 26 hyraxes are not a mighty people, yet they make their homes in the cliffs; NIV 26 hyraxes are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags; CSB 27 locusts have no king, yet all of them march in ranks; NIV 27 locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks; CSB 28 a lizard can be caught in your hands, yet it lives in kings' palaces. NIV 28 a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings’ palaces. CSB 29 Three things are stately in their stride, even four are stately in their walk: NIV 29 “There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing: CSB 30 a lion, which is mightiest among beasts and doesn't retreat before anything, NIV 30 a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing; CSB 31 a strutting rooster, a goat, and a king at the head of his army. NIV 31 a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king secure against revolt. CSB 32 If you have been foolish by exalting yourself, or if you've been scheming, put your hand over your mouth. NIV 32 “If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth! CSB 33 For the churning of milk produces butter, and twisting a nose draws blood, and stirring up anger produces strife. NIV 33 For as churning cream produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife.”

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