Proverbs 30 (asv)
30:3And I have not learned wisdom,
30:4Who 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?
He is a shield unto them that take refuge in him.
30:6Add thou not unto his words,
Lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
30:7Two things have I asked of thee;
Deny me them not before I die:
30:8Remove far from me falsehood and lies;
Give me neither poverty nor riches;
Feed me with the food that is needful for me:
Or lest I be poor, and steal,
30:10Slander not a servant unto his master,
Lest he curse thee, and thou be held guilty.
And bless not their mother.
And yet are not washed from their filthiness.
30:13There is a generation, oh how lofty are their eyes!
And their eyelids are lifted up.
30:14There is a generation whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives,
30:15The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give.
There are three things that are never satisfied,
Yea, four that say not, Enough:
30:16Sheol; and the barren womb;
And the fire that saith not, Enough.
And despiseth to obey his mother,
The ravens of the valley shall pick it out,
And the young eagles shall eat it.
30:18There are three things which are too wonderful for me,
Yea, four which I know not:
She eateth, and wipeth her mouth,
And saith, I have done no wickedness.
And for four, which it cannot bear:
30:22For a servant when he is king;
And a fool when he is filled with food;
30:23For an odious woman when she is married;
And a handmaid that is heir to her mistress.
But they are exceeding wise:
30:25The ants are a people not strong,
Yet they provide their food in the summer;
30:26The conies are but a feeble folk,
Yet make they their houses in the rocks;
30:27The locusts have no king,
Yet go they forth all of them by bands;
30:28The lizard taketh hold with her hands,
Yet is she in kings' palaces.
30:29There are three things which are stately in their march,
Yea, four which are stately in going:
30:30The lion, which is mightiest among beasts,
And turneth not away for any;
30:31The greyhound; the he-goat also;
And the king against whom there is no rising up.
30:32If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself,
Lay thy hand upon thy mouth.
30:33For the churning of milk bringeth forth butter,
And the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood;
So the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.