Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 30

The Complete Jewish Bible

New International Version

Proverbs 30

CJB 1 The words of Agur the son of Yakeh, the prophecy. The man says to Iti'el, to Iti'el and Ukhal: 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. CJB 2 I am more boorish than anyone, I lack human discernment; NIV 2 Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding. CJB 3 I have not learned enough wisdom to know the Holy One. NIV 3 I have not learned wisdom, nor have I attained to the knowledge of the Holy One. CJB 4 Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has cupped the wind in the palms of his hands? Who has wrapped up the waters in his cloak? Who established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is 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! CJB 5 Every word of God's is pure; he shields those taking refuge in him. NIV 5 “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. CJB 6 Don't add anything to his words; or he will rebuke you, and you be found a liar. NIV 6 Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar. CJB 7 [God,] I have asked two things of you; don't deny them to me as long as I live - NIV 7 “Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die: CJB 8 keep falsehood and futility far from me, and give me neither poverty nor wealth. Yes, provide just the food I need today; NIV 8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. CJB 9 for if I have too much, I might deny you and say, "Who is ADONAI?"And if I am poor, I might steal and thus 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. CJB 10 Never disparage a slave to his master, or he will curse you, and you will deserve it. NIV 10 “Do not slander a servant to their master, or they will curse you, and you will pay for it. CJB 11 There is a type of people who curse their fathers and don't bless their mothers. NIV 11 “There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers; CJB 12 There is a type of people clean in their own view, but not cleansed from their filth. NIV 12 those who are pure in their own eyes and yet are not cleansed of their filth; CJB 13 There is a type of people - how haughty their look! -utterly supercilious! NIV 13 those whose eyes are ever so haughty, whose glances are so disdainful; CJB 14 There is a type of people whose teeth are like swords, yes, their fangs are knives; they devour the poor from the earth, the needy from humankind. 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. CJB 15 The leech has two daughters; they cry, "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!’: CJB 16 Sh'ol and a barren womb; the earth, 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!’ CJB 17 The eye that mocks his father and scorns obeying his mother will be pecked out by the ravens in the valley, and the vultures 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. CJB 18 Three things are too wonderful for me, four beyond my knowledge NIV 18 “There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: CJB 19 the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the open sea, 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 young woman. CJB 20 This is how an unfaithful wife behaves: she eats, wipes her mouth, and says, "I did 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.’ CJB 21 Three things make the earth quake, four things it can't bear - NIV 21 “Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up: CJB 22 a slave who becomes king, a boor gorged with food, NIV 22 a servant who becomes king, a godless fool who gets plenty to eat, CJB 23 a hated [wife] when her husband takes her [back], and a slave-girl who inherits from her mistress. NIV 23 a contemptible woman who gets married, and a servant who displaces her mistress. CJB 24 Four things on the earth are small; nevertheless, they are very wise - NIV 24 “Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: CJB 25 the ants, a species not strong, 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; CJB 26 the coneys, a species with little power, yet they make their home in the rocks; NIV 26 hyraxes are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags; CJB 27 the locusts, who have no king, yet they all march out in ranks; NIV 27 locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks; CJB 28 and the spiders, which you can catch in your hand, yet they are in the king's palace. NIV 28 a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings’ palaces. CJB 29 Three things are stately in their stride, four of stately gait NIV 29 “There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing: CJB 30 the lion, mightiest of beasts, which turns aside for none; NIV 30 a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing; CJB 31 the greyhound, the billy-goat and the king when his army is with him. NIV 31 a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king secure against revolt. CJB 32 If you have been boorish, exalting yourself, or if you have been scheming, lay 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! CJB 33 For as pressing milk produces butter and pressing the nose produces blood, so pressing out anger produces strife. NIV 33 For as churning cream produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife.”