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PROV 30:1 Words of a Gatherer, son of an obedient one, the declaration, an affirmation of the man: -- I have wearied myself `forGod, I have wearied myself `forGod, and am consumed. PROV 30:2 For I am more brutish than any one, And have not the understanding of a man. PROV 30:3 Nor have I learned wisdom, Yet the knowledge of Holy Ones I know. PROV 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 `isHis name? and what His son's name? Surely thou knowest! PROV 30:5 Every saying of God `istried, A shield He `isto those trusting in Him. PROV 30:6 Add not to His words, lest He reason with thee, And thou hast been found false. PROV 30:7 Two things I have asked from Thee, Withhold not from me before I die. PROV 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, PROV 30:9 Lest I become satiated, and have denied, And have said, `Who `isJehovah?And lest I be poor, and have stolen, And have laid hold of the name of my God. PROV 30:10 Accuse not a servant unto his lord, Lest he disesteem thee, and thou be found guilty. PROV 30:11 A generation `is', that lightly esteemeth their father, And their mother doth not bless. PROV 30:12 A generation -- pure in their own eyes, But from their own filth not washed. PROV 30:13 A generation -- how high are their eyes, Yea, their eyelids are lifted up. PROV 30:14 A generation -- swords `aretheir teeth, And knives -- their jaw-teeth, To consume the poor from earth, And the needy from `amongmen. PROV 30:15 To the leech `aretwo daughters, `Give, give, Lo, three things are not satisfied, Four have not said `Sufficiency;' PROV 30:16 Sheol, and a restrained womb, Earth -- it `isnot satisfied `withwater, And fire -- it hath not said, `Sufficiency,' PROV 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. PROV 30:18 Three things have been too wonderful for me, Yea, four that I have not known: PROV 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. PROV 30:20 So -- the way of an adulterous woman, She hath eaten and hath wiped her mouth, And hath said, `I have not done iniquity. PROV 30:21 For three things hath earth been troubled, And for four -- it is not able to bear: PROV 30:22 For a servant when he reigneth, And a fool when he is satisfied with bread, PROV 30:23 For a hated one when she ruleth, And a maid-servant when she succeedeth her mistress. PROV 30:24 Four `arelittle ones of earth, And they are made wiser than the wise: PROV 30:25 The ants `area people not strong, And they prepare in summer their food, PROV 30:26 Conies `area people not strong, And they place in a rock their house, PROV 30:27 A king there is not to the locust, And it goeth out -- each one shouting, PROV 30:28 A spider with two hands taketh hold, And is in the palaces of a king. PROV 30:29 Three there are going well, Yea, four are good in going: PROV 30:30 An old lion -- mighty among beasts, That turneth not back from the face of any, PROV 30:31 A girt one of the loins, or a he-goat, And a king -- no rising up with him. PROV 30:32 If thou hast been foolish in lifting up thyself, And if thou hast devised evil -- hand to mouth! PROV 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!