1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, the 1oracle.
The man declares to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal:
2 Surely I am more astupid than any man,
And I do not have the understanding of a man.
Nor do I have the aknowledge of the Holy One.
4 Who has aascended into heaven and descended?
Who has gathered the bwind in His fists?
Who has destablished all the ends of the earth?
What is His ename or His son’s name?
Surely you know!
5 Every aword of God is tested;
He is a bshield to those who take refuge in Him.
6 aDo not add to His words
Or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar.
Do not refuse me before I die:
8 Keep deception and 1lies far from me,
Give me neither poverty nor riches;
Feed me with the afood that is my portion,
Or that I not be cin want and steal,
And dprofane the name of my God.
Or he will acurse you and you will be found guilty.
And does not bless his mother.
Yet is not washed from his filthiness.
And his eyelids are raised in arrogance.
And his bjaw teeth like knives,
To cdevour the afflicted from the earth
And the needy from among men.
There are three things that will not be satisfied,
Four that will not say, “Enough”:
Earth that is never satisfied with water,
And fire that never says, “Enough.”
17 The eye that amocks a father
The cravens of the valley will pick it out,
And the young ceagles will eat it.
Four which I do not understand:
19 The way of an aeagle in the sky,
The way of a serpent on a rock,
The way of a ship in the middle of the sea,
And the way of a man with a maid.
20 This is the way of an aadulterous woman:
She eats and wipes her mouth,
And says, “I have done no wrong.”
And under four, it cannot bear up:
22 Under a aslave when he becomes king,
And a fool when he is satisfied with food,
And a maidservant when she supplants her mistress.
But they are exceedingly wise:
25 The aants are not a strong people,
But they prepare their food in the summer;
Yet they make their houses in the rocks;
Yet all of them go out in aranks;
Yet it is in kings’ palaces.
Even four which are stately when they walk:
30 The lion which is amighty among beasts
31 The 1strutting rooster, the male goat also,
And a king when his army is with him.
Or if you have plotted evil, aput your hand on your mouth.
33 For the 1churning of milk produces butter,
And pressing the nose brings forth blood;
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