Proverbs 30:1-33 - The Oracle Of Agur
and I lack man’s ability to understand.
and I have no knowledge of the Holy One.
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?
He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.
or He will rebuke you, and you will be proved a liar.
don’t deny them to me before I die:
Give me neither poverty nor wealth;
feed me with the food I need.
and deny You,
or I might have nothing and steal,
or he will curse you,
and does not bless its mother.
yet is not washed from its filth.
and pretentious its looks.
whose fangs are knives,
devouring the oppressed from the land
and the needy from among mankind.
four never say, “Enough!”:
earth, which is never satisfied with water;
and fire, which never says, “Enough!”
and despises obedience to a mother,
may ravens of the valley pluck it out
and young vultures eat it.
she eats and wipes her mouth
and says, “I’ve done nothing wrong.”
it cannot bear up under four:
a fool when he is stuffed with food,
and a servant girl when she ousts her queen.
yet they are extremely wise:
yet they store up their food in the summer;
yet they make their homes in the cliffs;
yet all of them march in ranks;
yet it lives in kings’ palaces.
even four are stately in their walk:
and doesn’t retreat before anything,
and a king at the head of his army.
or if you’ve been scheming,
put your hand over your mouth.
and twisting a nose draws blood,
and stirring up anger produces strife.