Proverbs 30:9

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poore, and steale, and take the name of my God in vaine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For fear that if I am full, I may be false to you and say, Who is the Lord? or if I am poor, I may become a thief, using the name of my God wrongly.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

lest I be full, deny you, and say, 'Who is Yahweh?' or lest I be poor, and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.
- World English Bible

Lest I become satiated, and have denied, And have said, `Who [is] Jehovah?' And lest I be poor, and have stolen, And have laid hold of the name of my God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Lest I be full, and deny, and say: 'Who is the LORD?' Or lest I be poor, and steal, and profane the name of my God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 30:9


30:9 Deny thee - By trusting to riches, which is a denial of God, and by unthankfulness for, and abuse of his mercies. Who is the Lord - That I should serve him. Lest I take - Use false oaths either to vindicate myself when I am suspected, or to gratify others, as poor men frequently do.


Discussion for Proverbs 30

  • BSP
    As verse 11 shows we are seeing a generation that does not have respect for their father or mother.
  • Renae rattigan
    Sure the forcing of warth bringeth forth strife. A still mouth is wise . so keep your peace when faced with challeging situation. Life full of provocations .
  • Griselina Perez
    I like love bible .see fog floor in bedroom little child sickles bofore meet father hand head peace angel to me floor sleep in live room .feel better no see face father yes hand feel see dress whiter bless God thank y god father from Dominica rep
  • MockingBird
    I believe that when the word of God is speaking that His word is pure : I believe that His word has been put to the test and there is no impurities in it. The word of God is a shield who will put their Trust in Him. The Word of Almighty God will stand . No imp in or from hell will stop it when we put it out there and stand no matter how long it takes.
  • Patricia
    Indeed the word of God is pure Who ever puts there trust in God will never regret it
  • Tilda
    Glory to Jesus,the word of God is wonderful,it is medicine,it gives life,light,confidence, victory, it makes one rich wow,it is so pure that it cleanses one from any sin commited,i love God for He has lifted His word above His name

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