1898 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
1 Agur's confession of faith. 7 The two points of his prayer. 10 The meanest are not to be wronged. 11 Four wicked generations. 15 Four things insatiable. 17 Parents are not to be despised. 18 Four things hard to be known. 21 Four things intolerable. 24 Four things exceeding wise. 29 Four things stately. 32 Wrath is to be prevented.
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.
30:2 For I am more brutish than any one, And have not the understanding of a man.
30:3 Nor have I learned wisdom, Yet the knowledge of Holy Ones I know.
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!
30:5 Every saying of God [is] tried, A shield He [is] to those trusting in Him.
30:6 Add not to His words, lest He reason with thee, And thou hast been found false.
30:7 Two things I have asked from Thee, Withhold not from me before I die.
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,
30:10 Accuse not a servant unto his lord, Lest he disesteem thee, and thou be found guilty.
30:11 A generation [is], that lightly esteemeth their father, And their mother doth not bless.
30:12 A generationpure in their own eyes, But from their own filth not washed.
30:13 A generationhow high are their eyes, Yea, their eyelids are lifted up.
30:14 A generationswords [are] their teeth, And knivestheir jaw-teeth, To consume the poor from earth, And the needy from [among] men.
30:15 To the leech [are] two daughters, 'Give, give, Lo, three things are not satisfied, Four have not said 'Sufficiency;'
30:16 Sheol, and a restrained womb, Earthit [is] not satisfied [with] water, And fireit hath not said, 'Sufficiency,'
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.
30:18 Three things have been too wonderful for me, Yea, four that I have not known:
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.
30:20 Sothe way of an adulterous woman, She hath eaten and hath wiped her mouth, And hath said, 'I have not done iniquity.'
30:21 For three things hath earth been troubled, And for fourit is not able to bear:
30:22 For a servant when he reigneth, And a fool when he is satisfied with bread,
30:23 For a hated one when she ruleth, And a maid-servant when she succeedeth her mistress.
30:24 Four [are] little ones of earth, And they are made wiser than the wise:
30:25 The ants [are] a people not strong, And they prepare in summer their food,
30:26 Conies [are] a people not strong, And they place in a rock their house,
30:27 A king there is not to the locust, And it goeth outeach one shouting,
30:28 A spider with two hands taketh hold, And is in the palaces of a king.
30:29 Three there are going well, Yea, four are good in going:
30:30 An old lionmighty among beasts, That turneth not back from the face of any,
30:31 A girt one of the loins, or a he-goat, And a kingno rising up with him.
30:32 If thou hast been foolish in lifting up thyself, And if thou hast devised evilhand to mouth!
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!
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