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Proverbs 30

Agur's confession of faith.

Proverbs 30:1 The prophecie which ye man spake vnto Ithiel, euen to Ithiel, and Vcal. Proverbs 30:2 Surely I am more foolish then any man, and haue not the vnderstanding of a man in me. Proverbs 30:3 For I haue not learned wisedome, nor atteined to the knowledge of holy things. Proverbs 30:4 Who hath ascended vp to heauen, and descended? Who hath gathered the winde in his fist? Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the endes of the world? What is his name, and what is his sonnes name, if thou canst tell? Proverbs 30:5 Euery worde of God is pure: he is a shield to those, that trust in him. Proverbs 30:6 Put nothing vnto his wordes, least he reproue thee, and thou be found a lyar.

The two points of his prayer.

Proverbs 30:7 Two things haue I required of thee: denie me them not before I die. Proverbs 30:8 Remooue farre from me vanitie and lyes: giue me not pouertie, nor riches: feede me with foode conuenient for me, Proverbs 30:9 Least I be full, & denie thee, and say, Who is the Lorde? or least I be poore and steale, and take the Name of my God in vaine.

The meanest are not to be wronged.

Proverbs 30:10 Accuse not a seruant vnto his master, lest he curse thee, when thou hast offended.

Four wicked generations.

Proverbs 30:11 There is a generation that curseth their father, and doeth not blesse their mother. Proverbs 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their owne conceite, and yet are not washed from their filthinesse. Proverbs 30:13 There is a generation, whose eies are hautie, and their eye liddes are lifted vp. Proverbs 30:14 There is a generation, whose teeth are as swordes, and their chawes as kniues to eate vp the afflicted out of the earth, and the poore from among men.

Four things insatiable.

Proverbs 30:15 The horse leache hath two daughters which crye, Giue, giue. There be three things that will not be satisfied: yea, foure that say not, It is ynough. Proverbs 30:16 The graue, and the barren wombe, the earth that cannot be satisfied with water, and the fire that sayeth not, It is ynough.

Parents are not to be despised.

Proverbs 30:17 The eye that mocketh his father and despiseth the instruction of his mother, let ye rauens of the valley picke it out, and the yong eagles eate it.

Four things hard to be known.

Proverbs 30:18 There be three thinges hid from me: yea, foure that I knowe not, Proverbs 30:19 The way of an eagle in the aire, the way of a serpent vpon a stone, ye way of a ship in ye middes of the sea, and the way of a man with a maide. Proverbs 30:20 Such is ye way also of an adulterous woman: she eateth and wipeth her mouth, and sayth, I haue not committed iniquitie.

Four things intolerable.

Proverbs 30:21 For three things the earth is moued: yea, for foure it cannot susteine it selfe: Proverbs 30:22 For a seruant when he reigneth, & a foole when he is filled with meate, Proverbs 30:23 For the hatefull woman, when she is married, & for a handmaid that is heire to her mistres.

Four things exceeding wise.

Proverbs 30:24 These be foure small things in the earth, yet they are wise and full of wisedome: Proverbs 30:25 The pismires a people not strong, yet prepare they their meate in sommer: Proverbs 30:26 The conies a people not mightie, yet make their houses in the rocke: Proverbs 30:27 The grashopper hath no King, yet goe they forth all by bandes: Proverbs 30:28 The spider taketh holde with her handes, and is in Kings palaces.

Four things stately.

Proverbs 30:29 There be three thinges that order well their going: yea, foure are comely in going, Proverbs 30:30 A lyon which is strong among beastes, and turneth not at the sight of any: Proverbs 30:31 A lusty grayhound, and a goate, and a King against whom there is no rising vp.

Wrath is to be prevented.

Proverbs 30:32 If thou hast bene foolish in lifting thy selfe vp, and if thou hast thought wickedly, lay thine hand vpon thy mouth. Proverbs 30:33 When one churneth milke, he bringeth foorth butter: and he that wringeth his nose, causeth blood to come out: so he that forceth wrath, bringeth foorth strife.

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