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The Wisdom of Agur

30 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, his utterance. This man declared to Ithiel—to Ithiel and Ucal:

Surely I am more stupid than any man,
And do not have the understanding of a man.
I neither learned wisdom
Nor have knowledge of the Holy One.

Who has ascended into heaven, or descended?
Who has gathered the wind in His fists?
Who has bound the waters in a garment?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is His name, and what is His Son’s name,
If you know?

Every word of God is [a]pure;
He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
Do not add to His words,
Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.

Two things I request of You
(Deprive me not before I die):
Remove falsehood and lies far from me;
Give me neither poverty nor riches—
Feed me with the food allotted to me;
Lest 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.

10 Do not malign a servant to his master,
Lest he curse you, and you be found guilty.

11 There is a generation that curses its father,
And does not bless its mother.
12 There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes,
Yet is not washed from its filthiness.
13 There is a generation—oh, how lofty are their eyes!
And their eyelids are [b]lifted up.
14 There is a generation whose teeth are like swords,
And whose fangs are like knives,
To devour the poor from off the earth,
And the needy from among men.

15 The leech has two daughters—
Give and Give!

There are three things that are never satisfied,
Four never say, “Enough!”:
16 The[c] grave,
The barren womb,
The earth that is not satisfied with water—
And the fire never says, “Enough!”

17 The eye that mocks his father,
And scorns obedience to his mother,
The ravens of the valley will pick it out,
And the young eagles will eat it.

18 There are three things which are too wonderful for me,
Yes, four which I do not understand:
19 The way of an eagle in the air,
The way of a serpent on a rock,
The way of a ship in the [d]midst of the sea,
And the way of a man with a virgin.

20 This is the way of an adulterous woman:
She eats and wipes her mouth,
And says, “I have done no wickedness.”

21 For three things the earth is perturbed,
Yes, for four it cannot bear up:
22 For a servant when he reigns,
A fool when he is filled with food,
23 A [e]hateful woman when she is married,
And a maidservant who succeeds her mistress.

24 There are four things which are little on the earth,
But they are exceedingly wise:
25 The ants are a people not strong,
Yet they prepare their food in the summer;
26 The [f]rock badgers are a feeble folk,
Yet they make their homes in the crags;
27 The locusts have no king,
Yet they all advance in ranks;
28 The [g]spider skillfully grasps with its hands,
And it is in kings’ palaces.

29 There are three things which are majestic in pace,
Yes, four which are stately in walk:
30 A lion, which is mighty among beasts
And does not turn away from any;
31 A [h]greyhound,
A male goat also,
And [i]a king whose troops are with him.

32 If you have been foolish in exalting yourself,
Or if you have devised evil, put your hand on your mouth.
33 For as the churning of milk produces butter,
And wringing the nose produces blood,
So the forcing of wrath produces strife.

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  1. Adeosun Olugbemi Olagoke

    This passage reveal some dark inspiration of the other side of human that is hidden away that except we dig deep, we may not know. It reveal or state that he neither learned wisdom nor gained anything about the Almighty God. No one can open out the works of the Almighty God, his words are pure and reliable. No need to add to the word of God which if one did there will be exposure to that action. Important thing from God to man is we have enough and can give out not in excess that can cause backsliding and misbehaving for a true child of God. Never report a servant to the boss,four generations exposed with their characteristics:
    1. Some curse their parents and never bless them- the ungrateful ones
    2. Some are holier than thou yet are pretty filthy
    3. Some are full of pride
    4. Some are without mercy and compassion for others.
    Four things without satisfaction
    1. The grave -people die everyday and everyone must die,
    2. A woman without fruit of the womb
    3. The soil that absorb more water and never get filled
    4. A very large burning,destructive fire
    Consequences of being rude or disrespectful to parents is untimely death and lost of respect from people around.
    Four mystery in the world
    1. How birds fly generally in the sky without a specific path
    2. Way is snakes on the rock un traceable
    3. Path of ship on water
    4. Relationship of man and woman, boy and girl is too deep and unpredictable
    One thing shows a wicked and promiscuous woman she knows how to pretend
    Four things causes uproar or opening of mouth without closing it
    1. Servant becoming king
    2. Stupid people with all life can provide them
    3. Hated woman that got married
    4. A slave that replace her madam
    Wisdom from the unexpected
    1. Ants get ready before time though feeble
    2. Conies build house the strongest place
    3. Unity among locust to over comes enemies together
    4. Spider is commons able yet is found in the unexpected placeof the world.
    Four things display confidence, authority,like : lion,greyhound ,he goat aKing. Pride is not good and use of mouth wrongly is not good best thing is to humbly seek forgiveness. Result and reaction awaits every step and action a man takes.

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