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Proverbs 30:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The eye that mocks a father And scorns a mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And the young eagles will eat it.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The eye [that] mocketh at [its] father, and despiseth to obey [its] mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The eye that mocketh at a father, and despiseth to obey a mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The eye that mocketh a father, and despiseth to obey a mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young of the eagle shall eat it.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— An eye that mocketh at a father, And despiseth to obey a mother, Dig it out do ravens of the valley, And eat it do young eagles.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The eye that mocketh at his father, and that despiseth the labour of his mother in bearing him, let the ravens of the brooks pick it out, and the young eagles eat it.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The eye [that] mocketh at [his] father, and despiseth to obey [his] mother; the rauens of the valley shall picke it out, and the young Eagles shall eate it.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The eye that laughs to scorn a father, and dishonours the old age of a mother, let the ravens of the valleys pick it out, and let the young eagles devour it.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— 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.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The eye 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
[that] mocketh 3932
{3932} Prime
לָעַג
la`ag
{law-ag'}
A primitive root; to deride; by implication (as if imitating a foreigner) to speak unintelligibly.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
at [his] father, 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
and despiseth 936
{0936} Prime
בּוּז
buwz
{booz}
A primitive root; to disrespect.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
to obey 3349
{3349} Prime
יְקָהָה
yiqqahah
{yik-kaw-haw'}
From the same as H3348; obedience.
[his] mother, 517
{0517} Prime
אֵם
'em
{ame}
A primitive word; a mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively); (like H0001).
the ravens 6158
{6158} Prime
עֹרֵב
`oreb
{o-rabe'}
From H6150; a raven (from its dusky hue).
of the valley 5158
{5158} Prime
נַחַל
nachal
{nakh'-al}
From H5157 in its original sense; a stream, especially a winter torrent; (by implication) a (narrow) valley (in which a brook runs); also a shaft (of a mine).
shall pick it out, 5365
{5365} Prime
נָקַר
naqar
{naw-kar'}
A primitive root; to bore (penetrate, quarry).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and the young 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
eagles 5404
{5404} Prime
נֶשֶׁר
nesher
{neh'-sher}
From an unused root meaning to lacerate; the eagle (or other large bird of prey).
shall eat 398
{0398} Prime
אָכַל
'akal
{aw-kal'}
A primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
it.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 30:17

_ _ The eye — for the person, with reference to the use of the organ to express mockery and contempt, and also as that by which punishment is received.

_ _ the ravens ... eagles ... eat — either as dying unnaturally, or being left unburied, or both.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 30:15-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 30:17

The eye — He that scorneth or derideth his parents, tho' it be but with a look or gesture, and much more when he breaks out into opprobrious words and actions.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 30:17

The eye [that] mocketh at [its] father, and despiseth to obey [its] mother, the ravens (i) of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

(i) Which hunt in the valley for carrion.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
eye:

Proverbs 30:11 [There is] a generation [that] curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.
Proverbs 20:20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
Proverbs 23:22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
Genesis 9:21-27 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. ... God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
Leviticus 20:9 For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood [shall be] upon him.
Deuteronomy 21:18-21 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and [that], when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: ... And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
2 Samuel 18:9-10 And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that [was] under him went away. ... And a certain man saw [it], and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanged in an oak.
2 Samuel 18:14-17 Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he [was] yet alive in the midst of the oak. ... And they took Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the wood, and laid a very great heap of stones upon him: and all Israel fled every one to his tent.

the ravens:

1 Samuel 17:44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.
2 Samuel 21:10 And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.

valley:
or, brook
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Gn 9:21. Lv 20:9. Dt 21:18. 1S 17:44. 2S 18:9, 14; 21:10. Pv 20:20; 23:22; 30:11.

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Give it a rest about "racism"! If it were truly as important as PC has lead us to believe, Christ would have probably mentioned it at least once. Its an excuse to whine and play the victim. The ones who bleat the loudest about it are those who feel guilty because they truthfully feel BETTER than other races or those who are jealous of other races. Have some dignity or realize you insult other races with your self righteous PITY!!!
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