The King James Version Bible

Proverbs 30:6-20

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

  2. Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:

  3. Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:

  4. Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

  5. Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.

  6. There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.

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

  8. There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

  9. There 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.

  10. The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:

  11. The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.

  12. The 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.

  13. There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:

  14. The 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 maid.

  15. Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.