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10 Never defame a servant before his master,
for you will be the guilty one
and a curse will come upon you.
11 There is a generation rising that curses their fathers
and speaks evil of their mothers.
12 There is a generation rising that considers themselves
to be pure in their own eyes,[a]
yet they are morally filthy,[b] unwashed, and unclean.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 30:12 See Judg. 21:25.
  2. Proverbs 30:12 The Hebrew uses the word excrement.

10 “Do not slander a servant to their master,
    or they will curse you, and you will pay for it.

11 “There are those who curse their fathers
    and do not bless their mothers;(A)
12 those who are pure in their own eyes(B)
    and yet are not cleansed of their filth;(C)

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