Pro 30:1 The words of Aḡur son of Yaqeh, a message.
This man declared to Ithi’ĕl, to Ithi’ĕl and Uḵal:
Pro 30:2 For I am more stupid than anyone, And do not have the
understanding of a man.
Pro 30:3 And I have not learned wisdom That I should know the
knowledge of the Set-apart One.
Pro 30:4 Who has gone up to the heavens and come down? Who
has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a
garment? Who established all the ends of the earth? What is His
Name, And what is His Son’s Name, If you know it?
Pro 30:5 Every Word of Eloah is tried1; He is a shield to those
taking refuge in Him. Footnote: 1Ps. 12:6, Ps. 18:30.
Pro 30:6 Do not add to His Words1, Lest He reprove you, Footnote:
1Dt. 4:2 & 12:32, Rev. 22:18-19. and you be found a liar.
Pro 30:7 Two matters I have asked of You – Deny them not to me
before I die:
Pro 30:8 Remove falsehood and a lying word far from me; Give me
neither poverty nor riches; Feed me my portion of bread;
Pro 30:9 Lest I become satisfied and deny You, And say, “Who is
יהוה?” And lest I be poor, and steal, And seize the Name of my
Pro 30:10 Do not slander a servant to his master, Lest he curse you,
And you be found guilty.
Pro 30:11 There is a generation that curses its father, And does not
bless its mother –
Pro 30:12 There is a generation, clean in its own eyes, But not
washed from its own filth.
Pro 30:13 There is a generation; Oh, how haughty are their eyes! And
their eyelids are lifted up.
Pro 30:14 There is a generation whose teeth are swords, And whose
jaw-teeth are knives, To devour the poor from off the earth, And the
needy from among men.
Pro 30:15 The leech has two daughters: “Give! Give!” Three are not
satisfied, Four that never say, “Enough”:
Pro 30:16 The grave, and the barren womb, Soil not satisfied with
water, And fire which never says, “Enough.”
Pro 30:17 An eye that mocks his father, And scorns to obey his
mother – Ravens of the wadi dig it out, And young eagles eat it!
Pro 30:18 Three matters are too marvellous for me, And four which I
do not understand:
Pro 30:19 The way of an eagle in the heavens, The way of a snake on
a rock, The way of a ship in the heart of the sea, And the way of a
man with a girl.
Pro 30:20 This is the way of an adulterous woman: She shall eat and
wipe her mouth, and say, “I have not done wickedness.”
Pro 30:21 Under three matters the earth trembles, And under four, it
is unable to bear:
Pro 30:22 Under a servant when he reigns, And a fool when he is
satisfied with food,
Pro 30:23 Under a hated woman who marries, And a female servant who
supplants her mistress.
Pro 30:24 There are four matters Which are little on the earth, But
they are exceedingly wise:
Pro 30:25 The ants are a people not strong, Yet they prepare their
food in the summer;
Pro 30:26 The rock badgers are a weak folk, Yet they make their
homes in the crags;
Pro 30:27 The locusts have no sovereign, Yet they all go out in
Pro 30:28 A spider takes hold with two hands, And is in sovereigns’
Pro 30:29 There are three matters That are going well, And four are
good in walking:
Pro 30:30 A lion, which is mighty among beasts And does not turn
away from facing all;
Pro 30:31 A greyhound, and a male goat, And a sovereign whose army
is with him.
Pro 30:32 If you have been foolish in lifting up yourself, Or if you
have plotted evil, Put your hand on your mouth.
Pro 30:33 For as milk under pressure brings forth curds, And as a
nose under pressure brings forth blood, So wrath under pressure
brings forth strife.