Proverbs 30:8

“Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Remoue farre from mee vanity, and lyes; giue me neither pouerty, nor riches, feede me with food conuenient for me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Remove far from me falsehood and lies; Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is needful for me:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Put far from me all false and foolish things: do not give me great wealth or let me be in need, but give me only enough food:
- Basic English Bible

Remove far from me vanity and lies; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the bread of my daily need:
- Darby Bible

Remove far from me vanity and lies; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
- Webster's Bible

Remove far from me falsehood and lies. Give me neither poverty nor riches. Feed me with the food that is needful for me;
- World English Bible

Vanity and a lying word put far from me, Poverty or wealth give not to me, Cause me to eat the bread of my portion,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Remove far from me falsehood and lies; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with mine allotted bread;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 30:8


30:8 Vanity - All vanity of heart and life; a vain conversation, or a love of the vain things of this world. Lies - All falsehood and deceit in my words and carriage. Convenient - Moderate and suitable both to my natural necessities, and to that condition of life in which thou hast put me.


Discussion for Proverbs 30

  • Nikya Baxter
    Knowing God's words are pure He trust you enough to shield you if you just trust in him to do so.
  • Scott Berry
    I love the verse and all of Gods Word
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs 30:5 "Every word of God is pure,he is a shield to them that put their trust in him." The SACRED SCRIPTURES are not futile, does no harm, does not return void, and does not hinder the winning of souls.The scriptures rebuke,correct.I would rather be wounded by a friend (Jesus) that kissed by those that follow Satan.V.6"Add thou not to his word, lest he reprove you and you be found a liar"
  • Linet
    This proverb verse 33 teaches me that we should not be reminding others of what they did wrong but is good to tell them of what they can do good
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 21-22, Compare Eccl 10:7 (servants on horseback), Even the EARTH is troubled and revolts when people let their sense realm reign over their spirit realm. Solomon calls this EVIL. Paul calls it "sowing to the flesh" and then "of the flesh, reap corruption". It's the law of the boomerang, what we send out comes back, what we sow, we reap. Jesus is the answer. We must walk as he walked.
  • Marie
    Verse 33 reminds me of people who feel entitled to criticize and control others, whether their presentation is with a smile or a scowl.

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