Two [a]things have I required of thee: deny me them not before I die.

Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me not poverty, nor riches: feed me with food convenient for me,

Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, [b]Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor and steal, and take the Name of my God in vain.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 30:7 He maketh this request to God.
  2. Proverbs 30:9 Meaning, that they that put their trust in their riches, forget God, and that by too much wealth men have an occasion to the same.

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