Proverbs 30:14

There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 30:14

There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their iaw-teeth as kniues, to deuoure the poore from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There is a kind of {man} whose teeth are {like} swords And his jaw teeth {like} knives, To devour the afflicted from the earth And the needy from among men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There is a generation whose teeth are `as' swords, and their jaw teeth `as' knives, To devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, their strong teeth like knives, for the destruction of the poor from the earth, and of those who are in need from among men.
- Basic English Bible

-- a generation whose teeth are swords, and their jaw-teeth knives, to devour the afflicted from off the earth, and the needy from [among] men.
- Darby Bible

There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw-teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
- Webster's Bible

There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, and their jaws like knives, to devour the poor from the earth, and the needy from among men.
- World English Bible

A generation -- swords [are] their teeth, And knives -- their jaw-teeth, To consume the poor from earth, And the needy from [among] men.
- Youngs Literal Bible

There is a generation whose teeth are as swords, and their great teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 30:14

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 30:14


30:14 Devour - Extortioners, and cruel oppressors.


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