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Proverbs 30

NCV 1 These are the words of Agur son of Jakeh. 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. NCV 2 "I am the most stupid person there is, and I have no understanding. NIV 2 Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding. NCV 3 I have not learned to be wise, and I don't know much about God, the Holy One. NIV 3 I have not learned wisdom, nor have I attained to the knowledge of the Holy One. NCV 4 Who has gone up to heaven and come back down? Who can hold the wind in his hand? Who can gather up the waters in his coat? Who has set in place the ends of the earth? What is his name or his son's name? Tell me, 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! NCV 5 "Every word of God is true. He guards those who come to him for safety. NIV 5 “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. NCV 6 Do not add to his words, or he will correct you and prove you are a liar. NIV 6 Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar. NCV 7 "I ask two things from you, Lord. Don't refuse me before I die. NIV 7 “Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die: NCV 8 Keep me from lying and being dishonest. And don't make me either rich or poor; just give me enough food for each day. NIV 8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. NCV 9 If I have too much, I might reject you and say, 'I don't know the Lord.' If I am poor, I might steal and disgrace 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. NCV 10 "Do not say bad things about servants to their masters, or they will curse you, and you will suffer for it. NIV 10 “Do not slander a servant to their master, or they will curse you, and you will pay for it. NCV 11 "Some people curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers. NIV 11 “There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers; NCV 12 Some people think they are pure, but they are not really free from evil. NIV 12 those who are pure in their own eyes and yet are not cleansed of their filth; NCV 13 Some people have such a proud look! They look down on others. NIV 13 those whose eyes are ever so haughty, whose glances are so disdainful; NCV 14 Some people have teeth like swords; their jaws seem full of knives. They want to remove the poor from the earth and the needy from the land. 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. NCV 15 "Greed has two daughters named 'Give' and 'Give.' There are three things that are never satisfied, really four that never say, 'I've had 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!’: NCV 16 the cemetery, the childless mother, the land that never gets enough rain, and fire that never says, 'I've had enough!' NIV 16 the grave, the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire, which never says, ‘Enough!’ NCV 17 "If you make fun of your father and refuse to obey your mother, the birds of the valley will peck out your eyes, and the vultures will eat them. 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. NCV 18 "There are three things that are too hard for me, really four I don't understand: NIV 18 “There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: NCV 19 the way an eagle flies in the sky, the way a snake slides over a rock, the way a ship sails on the sea, and the way a man and a woman fall in love. 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. NCV 20 "This is the way of a woman who takes part in adultery: She acts as if she had eaten and washed her face; she says, 'I haven't done anything wrong.' NIV 20 “This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong.’ NCV 21 "There are three things that make the earth tremble, really four it cannot stand: NIV 21 “Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up: NCV 22 a servant who becomes a king, a foolish person who has plenty to eat, NIV 22 a servant who becomes king, a godless fool who gets plenty to eat, NCV 23 a hated woman who gets married, and a maid who replaces her mistress. NIV 23 a contemptible woman who gets married, and a servant who displaces her mistress. NCV 24 "There are four things on earth that are small, but they are very wise: NIV 24 “Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: NCV 25 Ants are not very strong, but they store up food in the summer. NIV 25 Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer; NCV 26 Rock badgers are not very powerful, but they can live among the rocks. NIV 26 hyraxes are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags; NCV 27 Locusts have no king, but they all go forward in formation. NIV 27 locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks; NCV 28 Lizards can be caught in the hand, but they are found even in kings' palaces. NIV 28 a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings’ palaces. NCV 29 "There are three things that strut proudly, really four that walk as if they were important: NIV 29 “There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing: NCV 30 a lion, the proudest animal, which is strong and runs from nothing, NIV 30 a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing; NCV 31 a rooster, a male goat, and a king when his army is around him. NIV 31 a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king secure against revolt. NCV 32 "If you have been foolish and proud, or if you have planned evil, shut your mouth. NIV 32 “If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth! NCV 33 Just as stirring milk makes butter, and twisting noses makes them bleed, so stirring up anger causes trouble." 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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