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Proverbs 30:8–9

Remove far from me falsehood and lying;

give me neither poverty nor riches;

feed me with the food that is xneedful for me,

lest I be yfull and zdeny you

and say, a“Who is the Lord?”

or lest I be poor and steal

band profane the name of my God.

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Proverbs 30:8–9 — The New International Version (NIV)

Keep falsehood and lies far from me;

give me neither poverty nor riches,

but give me only my daily bread.

Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you

and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’

Or I may become poor and steal,

and so dishonor the name of my God.

Proverbs 30:8–9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Remove far from me vanity and lies:

Give me neither poverty nor riches;

Feed me with food convenient for me:

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.

Proverbs 30:8–9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

First, help me never to tell a lie.

Second, give me neither poverty nor riches!

Give me just enough to satisfy my needs.

For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?”

And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God’s holy name.

Proverbs 30:8–9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

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.

Proverbs 30:8–9 — New Century Version (NCV)

Keep me from lying and being dishonest.

And don’t make me either rich or poor;

just give me enough food for each day.

If I have too much, I might reject you

and say, ‘I don’t know the Lord.’

If I am poor, I might steal

and disgrace the name of my God.

Proverbs 30:8–9 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Remove far from me falsehood and lies;

Give me neither poverty nor riches;

Feed me with the food that is needful for me:

Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is Jehovah?

Or lest I be poor, and steal,

And use profanely the name of my God.

Proverbs 30:8–9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Remove far from me vanity and lies; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the bread of my daily need: lest I be full and deny thee, and say, Who is Jehovah? or lest I be poor and steal, and outrage the name of my God.

Proverbs 30:8–9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Keep vanity and lies far away from me. 

Don’t give me either poverty or riches. 

Feed me ⸤only⸥ the food I need, 

or I may feel satisfied and deny you 

and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ 

or I may become poor and steal 

and give the name of my God a bad reputation. 

Proverbs 30:8–9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Keep falsehood and deceitful words far from me.

Give me neither poverty nor wealth;

feed me with the food I need.

Otherwise, I might have too much

and deny You, saying, “Who is the Lord?”

or I might have nothing and steal,

profaning the name of my God.

Proverbs 30:8–9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Remove far from me falsehood and lying;

give me neither poverty nor riches;

feed me with the food that I need,

or I shall be full, and deny you,

and say, “Who is the Lord?”

or I shall be poor, and steal,

and profane the name of my God.

Proverbs 30:8–9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Keep falsehood and a lying word far from me;

do not give me poverty or wealth;

provide me with food only for my need.

Or else I will be satisfied and will deny him

and say “Who is Yahweh?”

Or I will be poor and will steal

and profane the name of my God.

Proverbs 30:8–9 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Keep lies far away from me.

Don’t make me either poor or rich,

but give me only the bread I need each day.

If you don’t, I might have too much.

Then I might say I don’t know you.

I might say, ‘Who is the Lord?’

Or I might become poor and steal.

Then I would bring shame to the name of my God.

Proverbs 30:8–9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Keep deception and lies far from me,

Give me neither poverty nor riches;

Feed me with the food that is my portion,

That I not be full and deny You and say, “Who is the Lord?”

Or that I not be in want and steal,

And profane the name of my God.