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Proverbs 30 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The Words of Agur

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The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The pronouncement.

The man’s oration to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal:

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I am more stupid than any other person,

and I lack a human’s ability to understand.

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I have not gained wisdom,

and I have no knowledge of the Holy One.

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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?

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Every word of God is pure;

he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

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Don’t add to his words,

or he will rebuke you, and you will be proved a liar.

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Two things I ask of you;

don’t deny them to me before I die:

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Keep falsehood and deceitful words far from me.

Give me neither poverty nor wealth;

feed me with the food I need.

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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.

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Don’t slander a servant to his master

or he will curse you, and you will become guilty.

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There is a generation that curses its father

and does not bless its mother.

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There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes,

yet is not washed from its filth.

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There is a generation ​— ​how haughty its eyes

and pretentious its looks.

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There is a generation whose teeth are swords,

whose fangs are knives,

devouring the oppressed from the land

and the needy from among mankind.

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The leech has two daughters: “Give, Give! ”

Three things are never satisfied;

four never say, “Enough! ”:

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Sheol; a childless womb;

earth, which is never satisfied with water;

and fire, which never says, “Enough! ”

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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.

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Three things are too wondrous for me;

four I can’t understand:

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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.

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This is the way of an adulteress:

she eats and wipes her mouth

and says, “I’ve done nothing wrong.”

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The earth trembles under three things;

it cannot bear up under four:

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a servant when he becomes king,

a fool when he is stuffed with food,

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an unloved woman when she marries,

and a servant girl when she ousts her queen.

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Four things on earth are small,

yet they are extremely wise:

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ants are not a strong people,

yet they store up their food in the summer;

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hyraxes are not a mighty people,

yet they make their homes in the cliffs;

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locusts have no king,

yet all of them march in ranks;

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a lizard can be caught in your hands,

yet it lives in kings’ palaces.

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Three things are stately in their stride;

four are stately in their walk:

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a lion, which is mightiest among beasts

and doesn’t retreat before anything;

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a strutting rooster; a goat;

and a king at the head of his army.

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If you have been foolish by exalting yourself

or if you’ve been scheming,

put your hand over your mouth.

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For the churning of milk produces butter,

and twisting a nose draws blood,

and stirring up anger produces strife.

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CSB Footnotes
Or son of Jakeh from Massa ; Pr 31:1
Hb uncertain. Sometimes read with different word division as oration: I am weary, God, I am weary, God, and I am exhausted, or oration: I am not God, I am not God, that I should prevail. LXX reads My son, fear my words and when you have received them repent. The man says these things to the believers in God, and I pause.
Lit I am more stupid than a man
Lit refined
Lit grabbing
Lit and its eyelids lifted up
Or spider
Or a greyhound
LXX reads king addressing his people

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