Agur's confession of faith.
Proverbs 30:1 The wordes of Agur the sonne of Iakei, and the prophecie that the same man spake vnto Ithiel, euen vnto Ithiel, and Uchal: Proverbs 30:2 I am more foolysh then any man, and haue no mans vnderstandyng Proverbs 30:3 I neuer lerned wysdome, ner had knowledge of holy thynges. Proverbs 30:4 Who hath clymed vp into heauen? Who hath come doune from thence? Who hath holden the wynd fast in his hand? Who hath comprehended the waters in a garment? Who hath sett all the endes of the worlde? What is hys name, or his sonnes name? Canst thou tell Proverbs 30:5 all the wordes of God are pure and cleane, for he is a shylde vnto all them, that put theyr trust in hym. Proverbs 30:6 Put thou nothyng vnto hys wordes, lest he reproue the, and thou be founde a lyar.
The two points of his prayer.
Proverbs 30:7 Two thynges haue I requyred of the, that thou wylt not denye me before I dye. Proverbs 30:8 Remoue fro me vanite and lyes: geue me nether pouerte nor ryches, onely graunte me a necessary lyuynge. Proverbs 30:9 Lest yf I be to full, I denye the, and saye: who is the Lorde? And lest I beinge constrayned thorow pouerte, fall vnto stealynge, and take the name of my God in vayne.
The meanest are not to be wronged.
Proverbs 30:10 Accuse not a seruaunt vnto hys master, lest he speake euell of the, and thou be hurte.
Four wicked generations.
Proverbs 30:11 There is a generacyon that curseth theyr father, and doth not blesse theyr mother. Proverbs 30:12 There is a generacion that thynke them selues cleane, and yet is not clensed from theyr fylthynesse. Proverbs 30:13 There is a generacyon that hath a proude loke, & doth cast vp theyr eye lyddes. Proverbs 30:14 There is a generacion whose teth are swerdes, & with theyr chaw bones they consume & deuoure þe symple of the earth, and the poore from amonge men.
Four things insatiable.
Proverbs 30:15 The horsleche hath two daughters cryeng: bryng hyther, bryng hyther. Proverbs 30:16 There be thre thynges that are neuer satysfyed, yee, fowre thynges sayeth neuer hoo. The graue: a womans wombe closed: and the earth that hath neuer water ynough. As for fyre, it sayeth neuer hoo.
Parents are not to be despised.
Proverbs 30:17 Who so laugheth hys father to scorne, and setteth hys mothers commaundement at naught: the rauens pycke out hys eyes in the valleye, and deuoured be he of the yonge Aegles.
Four things hard to be known.
Proverbs 30:18 There be thre thynges to hye for me, yea foure that passeth my knowledge. Proverbs 30:19 The waye af an Aegle in þe ayre, þe waye of a serpent ouer a stone, the waye of a shyp in the see, and the waye of a man wyth a yonge woman. Proverbs 30:20 Soch is the waye also of a wyfe that breaketh wedlocke, which wypeth her mouth lyke as when she hath eaten and sayeth: As for me. I haue done no harme.
Four things intolerable.
Proverbs 30:21 Thorow thre thynges the earth is dysquieted, & the fourth may it not beare: Proverbs 30:22 Thorow a seruaunt þt beareth rule. Thorow a foole þt hath to moche breed, Proverbs 30:23 thorow a wife worthy hatered when she is maryed, and thorow an hand mayden that is heyre to her mastres.
Four things exceeding wise.
Proverbs 30:24 These be foure thynges in the earth, the which are very lytle: but in wysdome they exceade the wyse Proverbs 30:25 The emmettes are but weake people yet gather they theyr meate together in the haruest. Proverbs 30:26 The Conyes are but a feble folke, yet make they theyr couches amonge the rockes. Proverbs 30:27 The greshoppers haue not a gyde, yet go they forth together by heapes. Proverbs 30:28 The spyder laboureth with her handes, & is in Kynges places.
Four things stately.
Proverbs 30:29 There be thre thynges that go styfly, yea fowre ar comlye in goinge. Proverbs 30:30 A Lyon, which is strongest among beastes, and geueth place to no man: Proverbs 30:31 A grehounde stronge in the hynder partes: A ramme also & a Kyng, agaynst whom no man aryseth vp.
Wrath is to be prevented.
Proverbs 30:32 Yf thou hast done foolyshly whan thou wast in hye estate, or yf thou hast taken euell councell: then laye thyne hande vpon thy mouth. Proverbs 30:33 Who so chyrmeth mylcke, maketh butter: and he that rubbeth hys nose, maketh it blede: Euen so he that causeth wrath bringeth forth stryfe.