30 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, his utterance. This man declared to Ithiel—to Ithiel and Ucal:
2 aSurely I am more stupid than any man,
And do not have the understanding of a man.
Nor have bknowledge of the Holy One.
4 cWho has ascended into heaven, or descended?
dWho 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?
fHe is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
6 gDo not add to His words,
Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.
(Deprive me not before I die):
Give me neither poverty nor riches—
hFeed me with the food allotted to me;
9 iLest 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.
Lest he curse you, and you be found guilty.
11 There is a generation that curses its jfather,
And does not bless its mother.
12 There is a generation kthat is pure in its own eyes,
Yet is not washed from its filthiness.
13 There is a generation—oh, how llofty are their eyes!
And their eyelids are 2lifted up.
14 mThere is a generation whose teeth are like swords,
And whose fangs are like knives,
nTo devour the poor from off the earth,
And the needy from among men.
tested, refined, found pure