PROVERBS 30:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:”

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Proverbs 30:18 Translation & Meaning

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There be three שְׁלֹשָׁ֣ה Three; occasionally (ordinal) third, or (multiple) thrice three
things which (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
are too wonderful נִפְלְא֣וּ Properly, perhaps to separate, i.e., distinguish (literally or figuratively); by implication, to be (causatively, make) great, difficult, wonderful are too wonderful
for מִמֶּ֑נִּי Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses for
me, yea, four וְ֝אַרְבָּעָ֗ Four yea four
which I know יְדַעְתִּֽים׃ To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) know
not: יְדַעְתִּֽים׃ To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) not

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  • 16  The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.

  • 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.

  • 18  There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:

  • 19  The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.

  • 20  Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.




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