Proverbs 30:15

“The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The horse-leach hath two daughters, crying, Giue, giue. There are three things that are neuer satisfied, yea foure things say not, It is enough:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The leech has two daughters, "Give, "Give." There are three things that will not be satisfied, Four that will not say, "Enough":"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The horseleach hath two daughters, `crying', Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, `Yea', four that say not, Enough:
- American Standard Version (1901)

The night-spirit has two daughters, Give, give. There are three things which are never full, even four which never say, Enough:
- Basic English Bible

The leech hath two daughters: Give, give. There are three [things] never satisfied; four which say not, It is enough:
- Darby Bible

The horse-leech hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yes, four things say not, It is enough:
- Webster's Bible

The leach has two daughters: 'Give, give.' There are three things that are never satisfied; four that don't say, 'Enough:'
- World English Bible

To the leech [are] two daughters, `Give, give, Lo, three things are not satisfied, Four have not said `Sufficiency;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

The horseleech hath two daughters: 'Give, give.' There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four that say not: 'Enough':
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 30:15


30:15 The horse - leach - An insatiable creature, sucking blood 'till it is ready to burst. Two daughters - The following things resemble the horse - leach in its insatiableness; nothing being more ordinary than to call those persons or things the sons or daughters of those whose examples they imitate. Three - Though he begins with two, yet he proceeds from thence to three, and four, all which are said to be the daughters of the horse - leach.


Discussion for Proverbs 30:15

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