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Proverbs 30

NAS 1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, the oracle. The man declares 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. NAS 2 Surely I am more stupid than any man, And I do not have the understanding of a man. NIV 2 Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding. NAS 3 Neither have I learned wisdom, Nor do I have the knowledge of the Holy One. NIV 3 I have not learned wisdom, nor have I attained to the knowledge of the Holy One. NAS 4 Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His son's name? Surely 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! NAS 5 Every word of God is tested; 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. NAS 6 Do not add to His words Or He will reprove 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. NAS 7 Two things I asked of You, Do not refuse me before I die: NIV 7 “Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die: NAS 8 Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion, NIV 8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. NAS 9 That I not be full and deny You and say, "Who is the LORD ?" Or that I not be in want 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. NAS 10 Do not slander a slave to his master, Or he will curse you and you will be found guilty. NIV 10 “Do not slander a servant to their master, or they will curse you, and you will pay for it. NAS 11 There is a kind of man who curses his father And does not bless his mother. NIV 11 “There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers; NAS 12 There is a kind who is pure in his own eyes, Yet is not washed from his filthiness. NIV 12 those who are pure in their own eyes and yet are not cleansed of their filth; NAS 13 There is a kind -oh how lofty are his eyes! And his eyelids are raised in arrogance. NIV 13 those whose eyes are ever so haughty, whose glances are so disdainful; NAS 14 There is a kind of man whose teeth are like swords And his jaw teeth like knives, To devour the afflicted from the earth And the needy from among men. 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. NAS 15 The leech has two daughters, "Give," "Give." There are three things that will not be satisfied, Four that will not 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!’: NAS 16 Sheol, and the barren womb, Earth that is never satisfied with water, And 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!’ NAS 17 The eye that mocks a father And scorns a mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will 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. NAS 18 There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Four which I do not understand: NIV 18 “There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: NAS 19 The way of an eagle in the sky, The way of a serpent on a rock, The way of a ship in the middle of the sea, And the way of a man with a maid. 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. NAS 20 This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth, And says, "I have done no wrong." NIV 20 “This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong.’ NAS 21 Under three things the earth quakes, And under four, it cannot bear up: NIV 21 “Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up: NAS 22 Under a slave when he becomes king, And a fool when he is satisfied with food, NIV 22 a servant who becomes king, a godless fool who gets plenty to eat, NAS 23 Under an unloved woman when she gets a husband, And a maidservant when she supplants her mistress. NIV 23 a contemptible woman who gets married, and a servant who displaces her mistress. NAS 24 Four things are small on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise: NIV 24 “Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: NAS 25 The ants are not a strong people, But they prepare their food in the summer; NIV 25 Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer; NAS 26 The shephanim are not mighty people, Yet they make their houses in the rocks; NIV 26 hyraxes are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags; NAS 27 The locusts have no king, Yet all of them go out in ranks; NIV 27 locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks; NAS 28 The lizard you may grasp with the hands, Yet it is in kings' palaces. NIV 28 a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings’ palaces. NAS 29 There are three things which are stately in their march, Even four which are stately when they walk: NIV 29 “There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing: NAS 30 The lion which is mighty among beasts And does not retreat before any, NIV 30 a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing; NAS 31 The strutting rooster, the male goat also, And a king when his army is with him. NIV 31 a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king secure against revolt. NAS 32 If you have been foolish in exalting yourself Or if you have plotted evil, put your hand on your mouth. NIV 32 “If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth! NAS 33 For the churning of milk produces butter, And pressing the nose brings forth blood; So the churning of 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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