30:1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, [even] the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal,
30:1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, his utterance. This man declared to Ithiel--to Ithiel and Ucal:

30:2 Surely I [am] more brutish than [any] man, and have not the understanding of a man.
30:2 Surely I am more stupid than any man, And do not have the understanding of a man.

30:3 I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.
30:3 I neither learned wisdom Nor have knowledge of the Holy One.

30:4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what [is] his name, and what [is] his son's name, if thou canst tell?
30:4 Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son's name, If you know?

30:5 Every word of God [is] pure: he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
30:5 Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.

30:6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
30:6 Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.

30:7 Two [things] have I required of thee; deny me [them] not before I die:
30:7 Two things I request of You (Deprive me not before I die):

30:8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
30:8 Remove falsehood and lies far from me; Give me neither poverty nor riches--Feed me with the food allotted to me;

30:9 Lest I be full, and deny [thee], and say, Who [is] the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God [in vain].
30:9 Lest I be full and deny You, And say, "Who is the LORD?" Or lest I be poor and steal, And profane the name of my God.

30:10 Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.
30:10 Do not malign a servant to his master, Lest he curse you, and you be found guilty.

30:11 [There is] a generation [that] curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.
30:11 There is a generation that curses its father, And does not bless its mother.

30:12 [There is] a generation [that are] pure in their own eyes, and [yet] is not washed from their filthiness.
30:12 There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, Yet is not washed from its filthiness.

30:13 [There is] a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
30:13 There is a generation--oh, how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up.

30:14 [There is] a generation, whose teeth [are as] swords, and their jaw teeth [as] knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from [among] men.
30:14 There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, And whose fangs are like knives, To devour the poor from off the earth, And the needy from among men.

30:15 The horseleach hath two daughters, [crying], Give, give. There are three [things that] are never satisfied, [yea], four [things] say not, [It is] enough:
30:15 The leech has two daughters--Give and Give! There are three things that are never satisfied, Four never say, "Enough!":

30:16 The grave; and the barren womb; the earth [that] is not filled with water; and the fire [that] saith not, [It is] enough.
30:16 The grave, The barren womb, The earth that is not satisfied with water--And the fire never says, "Enough!"

30:17 The eye [that] mocketh at [his] father, and despiseth to obey [his] mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
30:17 The eye that mocks his father, And scorns obedience to his mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will eat it.

30:18 There be three [things which] are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:
30:18 There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Yes, four which I do not understand:

30:19 The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
30:19 The way of an eagle in the air, The way of a serpent on a rock, The way of a ship in the midst of the sea, And the way of a man with a virgin.

30:20 Such [is] the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.
30:20 This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth, And says, "I have done no wickedness."

30:21 For three [things] the earth is disquieted, and for four [which] it cannot bear:
30:21 For three things the earth is perturbed, Yes, for four it cannot bear up:

30:22 For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat;
30:22 For a servant when he reigns, A fool when he is filled with food,

30:23 For an odious [woman] when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.
30:23 A hateful woman when she is married, And a maidservant who succeeds her mistress.

30:24 There be four [things which are] little upon the earth, but they [are] exceeding wise:
30:24 There are four things which are little on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise:

30:25 The ants [are] a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;
30:25 The ants are a people not strong, Yet they prepare their food in the summer;

30:26 The conies [are but] a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;
30:26 The rock badgers are a feeble folk, Yet they make their homes in the crags;

30:27 The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;
30:27 The locusts have no king, Yet they all advance in ranks;

30:28 The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.
30:28 The spider skillfully grasps with its hands, And it is in kings' palaces.

30:29 There be three [things] which go well, yea, four are comely in going:
30:29 There are three things which are majestic in pace, Yes, four which are stately in walk:

30:30 A lion [which is] strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;
30:30 A lion, which is mighty among beasts And does not turn away from any;

30:31 A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom [there is] no rising up.
30:31 A greyhound, A male goat also, And a king whose troops are with him.

30:32 If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, [lay] thine hand upon thy mouth.
30:32 If you have been foolish in exalting yourself, Or if you have devised evil, put your hand on your mouth.

30:33 Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.
30:33 For as the churning of milk produces butter, And wringing the nose produces blood, So the forcing of wrath produces strife.