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Proverbs 30 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:1 - Words of a Gatherer, son of an obedient one, the declaration, an affirmation of the man: -- I have wearied myself for God, I have wearied myself for God, and am consumed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:2 - For I am more brutish than any one, And have not the understanding of a man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:3 - Nor have I learned wisdom, Yet the knowledge of Holy Ones I know.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:4 - Who went up to heaven, and cometh down? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound waters in a garment? Who established all ends of the earth? What is His name? and what His son's name? Surely thou knowest!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:5 - Every saying of God is tried, A shield He is to those trusting in Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:6 - Add not to His words, lest He reason with thee, And thou hast been found false.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:7 - Two things I have asked from Thee, Withhold not from me before I die.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:8 - Vanity and a lying word put far from me, Poverty or wealth give not to me, Cause me to eat the bread of my portion,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:9 - Lest I become satiated, and have denied, And have said, 'Who is Jehovah?' And lest I be poor, and have stolen, And have laid hold of the name of my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:10 - Accuse not a servant unto his lord, Lest he disesteem thee, and thou be found guilty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:11 - A generation is, that lightly esteemeth their father, And their mother doth not bless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:12 - A generation -- pure in their own eyes, But from their own filth not washed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:13 - A generation -- how high are their eyes, Yea, their eyelids are lifted up.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:14 - A generation -- swords are their teeth, And knives -- their jaw-teeth, To consume the poor from earth, And the needy from among men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:15 - To the leech are two daughters, 'Give, give, Lo, three things are not satisfied, Four have not said 'Sufficiency;'
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:16 - Sheol, and a restrained womb, Earth -- it is not satisfied with water, And fire -- it hath not said, 'Sufficiency,'
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:17 - An eye that mocketh at a father, And despiseth to obey a mother, Dig it out do ravens of the valley, And eat it do young eagles.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:18 - Three things have been too wonderful for me, Yea, four that I have not known:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:19 - The way of the eagle in the heavens, The way of a serpent on a rock, The way of a ship in the heart of the sea, And the way of a man in youth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:20 - So -- the way of an adulterous woman, She hath eaten and hath wiped her mouth, And hath said, 'I have not done iniquity.'
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:21 - For three things hath earth been troubled, And for four -- it is not able to bear:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:22 - For a servant when he reigneth, And a fool when he is satisfied with bread,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:23 - For a hated one when she ruleth, And a maid-servant when she succeedeth her mistress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:24 - Four are little ones of earth, And they are made wiser than the wise:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:25 - The ants are a people not strong, And they prepare in summer their food,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:26 - Conies are a people not strong, And they place in a rock their house,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:27 - A king there is not to the locust, And it goeth out -- each one shouting,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:28 - A spider with two hands taketh hold, And is in the palaces of a king.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:29 - Three there are going well, Yea, four are good in going:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:30 - An old lion -- mighty among beasts, That turneth not back from the face of any,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:31 - A girt one of the loins, or a he-goat, And a king -- no rising up with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:32 - If thou hast been foolish in lifting up thyself, And if thou hast devised evil -- hand to mouth!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:33 - For the churning of milk bringeth out butter, And the wringing of the nose bringeth out blood, And the forcing of anger bringeth out strife!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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