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Proverbs 30:17

17 pThe 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.

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Proverbs 30:17 — The New International Version (NIV)

17 “The eye that mocks a father,

that scorns an aged mother,

will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley,

will be eaten by the vultures.

Proverbs 30:17 — English Standard Version (ESV)

17 The eye that mocks a father

and scorns to obey a mother

will be picked out by the ravens of the valley

and eaten by the vultures.

Proverbs 30:17 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

17 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.

Proverbs 30:17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

17 The eye that mocks a father

and despises a mother’s instructions

will be plucked out by ravens of the valley

and eaten by vultures.

Proverbs 30:17 — New Century Version (NCV)

17 “If you make fun of your father

and refuse to obey your mother,

the birds of the valley will peck out your eyes,

and the vultures will eat them.

Proverbs 30:17 — American Standard Version (ASV)

17 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.

Proverbs 30:17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

17 The eye that mocketh at a father, and despiseth to obey a mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

Proverbs 30:17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

17 The eye that makes fun of a father and hates to obey a mother 

will be plucked out by ravens in the valley and eaten by young vultures. 

Proverbs 30:17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

17 As for the eye that ridicules a father

and despises obedience to a mother,

may ravens of the valley pluck it out

and young vultures eat it.

Proverbs 30:17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 The eye that mocks a father

and scorns to obey a mother

will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley

and eaten by the vultures.

Proverbs 30:17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

17 The eye that mocks a father

and scorns the obedience of a mother—

the ravens of the valley will peck it out,

and the offspring of vultures will eat it.

Proverbs 30:17 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

17 “Some make fun of their fathers.

Others laugh about obeying their mothers.

The ravens of the valley will peck their eyes out.

Then the vultures will eat them.

Proverbs 30:17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

17 The eye that mocks a father

And scorns a mother,

The ravens of the valley will pick it out,

And the young eagles will eat it.


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