Week 28   Day 4

 

Better to be neither

            rich nor poor

            according to Agur 

Note his reasons

            and that he warns

            about the problems

            of never having enough

            to completely satisfy us.

 

 

Agur looks at the world with wonder

            and seems to be more impressed

            with animals

            than with people.

 

 

Watch out for 

            liars

            grabbers

            mockers

            enticers 

            and anger.

 

 

 

                                     OBSERVATIONS
                    Wisdom in twos, threes and fours.
                                        
Proverbs 30

 

     1The words of Agur the son of Jakeh:

7Two things I request of You (deprive me not before I die):

8Remove falsehood and lies far from me;

Give me neither poverty nor riches--

Feed me with the food allotted to me;

9Lest I be full and deny You, and say, "Who is the Lord?"

Or lest I be poor and steal, and profane the name of my God.

     15The leech has two daughters--Give and Give!

Three things are never satisfied, four never say, "Enough!"

16The grave,

The barren womb,    

The earth that is not satisfied with water

And fire.

     17The eye that mocks his father and scorns his mother--

The ravens will pick it out, and the young eagles will eat it.

     18There are three things which are too wonderful for me,

Yes, four which I do not understand:

19The way of an eagle in the air,

The way of a serpent on a rock,

The way of a ship in the midst of the sea,

And the way of a man with a virgin.

     20This is the way of an adulterous woman: 

She eats and wipes her mouth, and says,
"I have done no wickedness."

     24There are four things which are little on the earth,

But they are exceedingly wise:

26The ants are a people not strong,

Yet they prepare their food in the summer;

26The rock badgers are a feeble folk,

Yet they make their homes in the crags;

27The locusts have no king, yet they all advance in ranks;

28The spider skillfully grasps, and it is in kings' palaces.

     29There are three things which are majestic in pace,

Yes, four which are stately in walk:

30A lion, mighty among beasts and does not turn away from any;

A greyhound;

A male goat;

And a king whose troops are with him.

     33As the churning of milk produces butter,

And wringing the nose produces blood,

So the forcing of wrath produces strife.

    This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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