Proverbs 30
American Standard Version
The Words of Agur

1The words of Agur the son of Jakeh; The oracle. The man saith unto Ithiel, unto Ithiel and Ucal:

2Surely I am more brutish than any man, And have not the understanding of a man;

3And I have not learned wisdom, Neither have I the knowledge of the Holy One.

4Who hath ascended up into heaven, and descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in his garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou knowest?

5Every word of God is tried: He is a shield unto them that take refuge in him.

6Add thou not unto his words, Lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

7Two things have I asked of thee; Deny me them not before I die:

8Remove far from me falsehood and lies; Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is needful for me:

9Lest I be full, and deny thee , and say, Who is Jehovah? Or lest I be poor, and steal, And use profanely the name of my God.

10Slander not a servant unto his master, Lest he curse thee, and thou be held guilty.

11There is a generation that curse their father, And bless not their mother.

12There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, And yet are not washed from their filthiness.

13There is a generation, oh how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up.

14There 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.

15The horseleach hath two daughters, crying , Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, Yea , four that say not, Enough:

16Sheol; and the barren womb; The earth that is not satisfied with water; And the fire that saith not, Enough.

17The 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.

18There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Yea, four which I know not:

19The 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 maiden.

20So is the way of an adulterous woman; She eateth, and wipeth her mouth, And saith, I have done no wickedness.

21For three things the earth doth tremble, And for four, which it cannot bear:

22For a servant when he is king; And a fool when he is filled with food;

23For an odious woman when she is married; And a handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

24There are four things which are little upon the earth, But they are exceeding wise:

25The ants are a people not strong, Yet they provide their food in the summer;

26The conies are but a feeble folk, Yet make they their houses in the rocks;

27The locusts have no king, Yet go they forth all of them by bands;

28The lizard taketh hold with her hands, Yet is she in kings palaces.

29There are three things which are stately in their march, Yea, four which are stately in going:

30The lion, which is mightiest among beasts, And turneth not away for any;

31The greyhound; the he-goat also; And the king against whom there is no rising up.

32If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, Or if thou hast thought evil, Lay thy hand upon thy mouth.

33For the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, And the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood; So the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Agur's confession of his faith
7. The two points of his prayer
10. The meanest are not to be wronged
11. Four wicked generations
15. Four things insatiable
24. four things exceeding wise
29. Four things stately
32. Wrath is to be prevented
Proverbs 1: The Beginning of Knowledge

Proverbs 2: The Benefits of Wisdom

Proverbs 3: Trust in the Lord

Proverbs 4: Listen to a Father's Instruction

Proverbs 5: Avoid Immorality

Proverbs 6: Warnings Against Foolishness

Proverbs 7: Warnings About the Adulteress

Proverbs 8: The Excellence of Wisdom

Proverbs 9: The Way of Wisdom

Proverbs 10: Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son

Proverbs 11: A False Balance is An Abomination

Proverbs 12: Loving Discipline and Knowledge

Proverbs 13: A Wise Son Heeds his Father's Instruction

Proverbs 14: Every Wise Woman Builds Her House

Proverbs 15: A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath

Proverbs 16: The Tongue's Answer is From the Lord

Proverbs 17: Better a Dry Morsel with Quietness

Proverbs 18: The Unfriendly Pursue Selfishness

Proverbs 19: Better is the Poor Man with Integrity

Proverbs 20: Wine is a Mocker

Proverbs 21: The King's Heart is in the Lord's Hand

Proverbs 22: A Good Name More Desirable Than Riches

Proverbs 23: Consider Diligently What is Before You

Proverbs 24: Don'T Be Envious of Evil Men

Proverbs 25: More Proverbs of Solomon

Proverbs 26: Similitudes and Instructions

Proverbs 27: Do Not Boast About Tomorrow

Proverbs 28: The Righteous Are as Bold as a Lion

Proverbs 29: The Stiff-Necked Will Be Destroyed

Proverbs 30: The Words of Agur

Proverbs 31: The Words of King Lemuel

Proverbs 29
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