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Proverbs 30

GNT 1 These are the solemn words of Agur son of Jakeh: "God is not with me, God is not with me, and I am helpless. 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. GNT 2 I am more like an animal than a human being; I do not have the sense we humans should have. NIV 2 Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding. GNT 3 I have never learned any wisdom, and I know nothing at all about God. NIV 3 I have not learned wisdom, nor have I attained to the knowledge of the Holy One. GNT 4 Have any ever mastered heavenly knowledge? Have any ever caught the wind in their hands? Or wrapped up water in a piece of cloth? Or fixed the boundaries of the earth? Who are they, if you know? Who are their children? 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! GNT 5 "God keeps every promise he makes. He is like a shield for all who seek his protection. NIV 5 “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. GNT 6 If you claim that he said something that he never said, he will reprimand you and show that you are a liar." NIV 6 Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar. GNT 7 I ask you, God, to let me have two things before I die: NIV 7 “Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die: GNT 8 keep me from lying, and let me be neither rich nor poor. So give me only as much food as I need. NIV 8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. GNT 9 If I have more, I might say that I do not need you. But if I am poor, I might steal and bring disgrace on 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. GNT 10 Never criticize servants to their master. You will be cursed and suffer for it. NIV 10 “Do not slander a servant to their master, or they will curse you, and you will pay for it. GNT 11 There are people who curse their fathers and do not show their appreciation for their mothers. NIV 11 “There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers; GNT 12 There are people who think they are pure when they are as filthy as they can be. NIV 12 those who are pure in their own eyes and yet are not cleansed of their filth; GNT 13 There are people who think they are so good - oh, how good they think they are! NIV 13 those whose eyes are ever so haughty, whose glances are so disdainful; GNT 14 There are people who take cruel advantage of the poor and needy; that is the way they make their living. 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. GNT 15 A leech has two daughters, and both are named "Give me!" There are four things that are never satisfied: NIV 15 “The leech has two daughters. ‘Give! Give!’ they cry. “There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, ‘Enough!’: GNT 16 the world of the dead, a woman without children, dry ground that needs rain, and a fire burning out of control. NIV 16 the grave, the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire, which never says, ‘Enough!’ GNT 17 If you make fun of your father or despise your mother in her old age, you ought to be eaten by vultures or have your eyes picked out by wild ravens. 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. GNT 18 There are four things that are too mysterious for me to understand: NIV 18 “There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: GNT 19 an eagle flying in the sky, a snake moving on a rock, a ship finding its way over the sea, and a man and a woman falling 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. GNT 20 This is how an unfaithful wife acts: she commits adultery, takes a bath, and says, "But 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.’ GNT 21 There are four things that the earth itself cannot tolerate: NIV 21 “Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up: GNT 22 a slave who becomes a king, a fool who has all he wants to eat, NIV 22 a servant who becomes king, a godless fool who gets plenty to eat, GNT 23 a hateful woman who gets married, and a servant woman who takes the place of her mistress. NIV 23 a contemptible woman who gets married, and a servant who displaces her mistress. GNT 24 There are four animals in the world that are small, but very, very clever: NIV 24 “Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: GNT 25 Ants: they are weak, but 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; GNT 26 Rock badgers: they are not strong either, but they make their homes among the rocks. NIV 26 hyraxes are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags; GNT 27 Locusts: they have no king, but they move in formation. NIV 27 locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks; GNT 28 Lizards: you can hold one in your hand, but you can find them in palaces. NIV 28 a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings’ palaces. GNT 29 There are four things that are impressive to watch as they walk: NIV 29 “There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing: GNT 30 lions, strongest of all animals and afraid of none; NIV 30 a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing; GNT 31 goats, strutting roosters, and kings in front of their people. NIV 31 a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king secure against revolt. GNT 32 If you have been foolish enough to be arrogant and plan evil, stop and think! NIV 32 “If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth! GNT 33 If you churn milk, you get butter. If you hit someone's nose, it bleeds. If you stir up anger, you get into 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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