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Proverbs 27:11
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Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart;(j) then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.(k)
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Proverbs 27:12
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The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.(l)
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Proverbs 27:13
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Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.(m)
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Proverbs 27:14
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If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.
Proverbs 27:15
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A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping(n) of a leaky roof in a rainstorm;
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Proverbs 27:16
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restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand.
Proverbs 27:17
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As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:18
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The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit,(o) and whoever protects their master will be honored.(p)
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Proverbs 27:19
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As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart.[a]
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Proverbs 27:20
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Death and Destruction[b] are never satisfied,(q) and neither are human eyes.(r)
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Proverbs 27:21
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The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,(s) but people are tested by their praise.
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Proverbs 27:22
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Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding them like grain with a pestle, you will not remove their folly from them.
Proverbs 27:23
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Be sure you know the condition of your flocks,(t) give careful attention to your herds;
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Proverbs 27:24
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for riches do not endure forever,(u) and a crown is not secure for all generations.
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Proverbs 27:25
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When the hay is removed and new growth appears and the grass from the hills is gathered in,
Proverbs 27:26
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the lambs will provide you with clothing, and the goats with the price of a field.
Proverbs 27:27
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You will have plenty of goats' milk to feed your family and to nourish your female servants.
Proverbs 28:1
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The wicked flee(a) though no one pursues,(b) but the righteous are as bold as a lion.(c)
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Proverbs 28:2
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When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.
Proverbs 28:3
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A ruler[a] who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.
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Proverbs 28:4
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Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked, but those who heed it resist them.
Proverbs 28:5
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Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the Lord understand it fully.
Proverbs 28:6
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Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse.(d)
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Proverbs 28:7
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A discerning son heeds instruction, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.(e)
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Proverbs 28:8
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Whoever increases wealth by taking interest(f) or profit from the poor amasses it for another,(g) who will be kind to the poor.(h)
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Proverbs 28:9
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If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.(i)
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Proverbs 28:10
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Whoever leads the upright along an evil path will fall into their own trap,(j) but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.
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Proverbs 28:11
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The rich are wise in their own eyes; one who is poor and discerning sees how deluded they are.
Proverbs 28:12
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When the righteous triumph, there is great elation;(k) but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding.(l)
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Proverbs 28:13
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Whoever conceals their sins(m) does not prosper, but the one who confesses(n) and renounces them finds mercy.(o)
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Proverbs 28:14
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Blessed is the one who always trembles before God, but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble.
Proverbs 28:15
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Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a helpless people.
Proverbs 28:16
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A tyrannical ruler practices extortion, but one who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long reign.
Proverbs 28:17
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Anyone tormented by the guilt of murder will seek refuge(p) in the grave; let no one hold them back.
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Proverbs 28:18
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The one whose walk is blameless is kept safe,(q) but the one whose ways are perverse will fall(r) into the pit.[b]
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Proverbs 28:19
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Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.(s)
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Proverbs 28:20
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A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.(t)
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Proverbs 28:21
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To show partiality(u) is not good(v)— yet a person will do wrong for a piece of bread.(w)
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Proverbs 28:22
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The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them.(x)
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Proverbs 28:23
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Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue.(y)
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Proverbs 28:24
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Whoever robs their father or mother(z) and says, "It's not wrong," is partner to one who destroys.(aa)
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Proverbs 28:25
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The greedy stir up conflict,(ab) but those who trust in the Lord (ac) will prosper.
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Proverbs 28:26
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Those who trust in themselves are fools,(ad) but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.(ae)
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Proverbs 28:27
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Those who give to the poor will lack nothing,(af) but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.(ag)
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Proverbs 28:28
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When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding;(ah) but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.
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Proverbs 29:1
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Whoever remains stiff-necked(a) after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed(b)—without remedy.(c)
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Proverbs 29:2
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When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;(d) when the wicked rule,(e) the people groan.(f)
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Proverbs 29:3
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A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,(g) but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.(h)
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Proverbs 29:4
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By justice a king gives a country stability,(i) but those who are greedy for[a] bribes tear it down.
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Proverbs 29:5
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Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet.(j)
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Proverbs 29:6
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Evildoers are snared by their own sin,(k) but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.
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Proverbs 29:7
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The righteous care about justice for the poor,(l) but the wicked have no such concern.
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Proverbs 29:8
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Mockers stir up a city, but the wise turn away anger.(m)
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Proverbs 29:9
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If a wise person goes to court with a fool, the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.
Proverbs 29:10
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The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity and seek to kill the upright.(n)
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Proverbs 29:11
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Fools give full vent to their rage,(o) but the wise bring calm in the end.(p)
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Proverbs 29:12
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If a ruler(q) listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.(r)
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Proverbs 29:13
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The poor and the oppressor have this in common: The Lord gives sight to the eyes of both.(s)
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Proverbs 29:14
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If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will be established forever.(t)
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Proverbs 29:15
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A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.(u)
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Proverbs 29:16
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When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall.(v)
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Proverbs 29:17
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Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.(w)
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Proverbs 29:18
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Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom's instruction.(x)
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Proverbs 29:19
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Servants cannot be corrected by mere words; though they understand, they will not respond.
Proverbs 29:20
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Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them.(y)
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Proverbs 29:21
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A servant pampered from youth will turn out to be insolent.
Proverbs 29:22
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An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.(z)
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Proverbs 29:23
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Pride brings a person low,(aa) but the lowly in spirit gain honor.(ab)
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Proverbs 29:24
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The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies; they are put under oath and dare not testify.(ac)
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Proverbs 29:25
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Fear(ad) of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord (ae) is kept safe.(af)
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Proverbs 29:26
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Many seek an audience with a ruler,(ag) but it is from the Lord that one gets justice.(ah)
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Proverbs 29:27
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The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.(ai)
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Proverbs 30:1
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Sayings of Agur

The sayings(a) of Agur son of Jakeh—an inspired utterance. This man's utterance to Ithiel: "I am weary, God, but I can prevail.[a]
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Proverbs 30:2
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Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding.
Proverbs 30:3
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I have not learned wisdom, nor have I attained to the knowledge of the Holy One.(b)
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Proverbs 30:4
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Who has gone up(c) to heaven and come down? Whose hands(d) have gathered up the wind? Who has wrapped up the waters(e) in a cloak?(f) Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name,(g) and what is the name of his son? Surely you know!
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Proverbs 30:5
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"Every word of God is flawless;(h) he is a shield(i) to those who take refuge in him.
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Proverbs 30:6
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Do not add(j) to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.
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Proverbs 30:7
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"Two things I ask of you, Lord ; do not refuse me before I die:
Proverbs 30:8
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Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.(k)
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Proverbs 30:9
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Otherwise, I may have too much and disown(l) you and say, ‘Who is the Lord ?'(m) Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.(n)
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Proverbs 30:10
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"Do not slander a servant to their master, or they will curse you, and you will pay for it.
Proverbs 30:11
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"There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers;(o)
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Proverbs 30:12
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those who are pure in their own eyes(p) and yet are not cleansed of their filth;(q)
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Proverbs 30:13
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those whose eyes are ever so haughty,(r) whose glances are so disdainful;
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Proverbs 30:14
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those whose teeth(s) are swords and whose jaws are set with knives(t) to devour(u) the poor(v) from the earth and the needy from among mankind.(w)
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Proverbs 30:15
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"The leech has two daughters. ‘Give! Give!' they cry. "There are three things that are never satisfied,(x) four that never say, ‘Enough!':
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Proverbs 30:16
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the grave,(y) the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire, which never says, ‘Enough!'
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Proverbs 30:17
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"The eye that mocks(z) a father, that scorns an aged mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.(aa)
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Proverbs 30:18
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"There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand:
Proverbs 30:19
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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 on the high seas, and the way of a man with a young woman.
Proverbs 30:20
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"This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, ‘I've done nothing wrong.'(ab)
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Proverbs 30:21
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"Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up:
Proverbs 30:22
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a servant who becomes king,(ac) a godless fool who gets plenty to eat,
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Proverbs 30:23
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a contemptible woman who gets married, and a servant who displaces her mistress.
Proverbs 30:24
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"Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise:
Proverbs 30:25
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Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer;(ad)
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Proverbs 30:26
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hyraxes(ae) are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags;
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Proverbs 30:27
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locusts(af) have no king, yet they advance together in ranks;
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Proverbs 30:28
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a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings' palaces.
Proverbs 30:29
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"There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing:
Proverbs 30:30
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a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing;
Proverbs 30:31
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a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king secure against revolt.[b]
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Proverbs 30:32
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"If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth!(ag)
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Proverbs 30:33
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For as churning cream produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife."
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