One Year Chronological Bible Sampler - Flipbook - Page 16
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Every word of God proves true.
He is a shield to all who come to him for protection.
Do not add to his words,
or he may rebuke you and expose you as a liar.
O God, I beg two favors from you;
let me have them before I die.
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.
Never slander a worker to the employer,
or the person will curse you, and you will pay for it.
Some people curse their father
and do not thank their mother.
They are pure in their own eyes,
but they are filthy and unwashed.
They look proudly around,
casting disdainful glances.
They have teeth like swords
and fangs like knives.
They devour the poor from the earth
and the needy from among humanity.
The leech has two suckers
that cry out, “More, more!”*
There are three things that are never satisfied—
no, four that never say, “Enough!”:
the barren womb,
the thirsty desert,
the blazing fire.
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.
There are three things that amaze me—
no, four things that I don’t understand:
how an eagle glides through the sky,
how a snake slithers on a rock,
how a ship navigates the ocean,
how a man loves a woman.
An adulterous woman consumes a man,
then wipes her mouth and says, “What’s wrong with that?”
30:15 Hebrew two daughters who cry out, “Give, give!”
30:16 Hebrew Sheol.