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" Two things have I required of thee ; deny me them not before I die. Remove far from me vanity and lies ; give me neither poverty nor riches ; feed me with food convenient for me : lest I be full and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord ? or lest I be poor... "
The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha - Page 76
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Glorious Companions: Five Centuries of Anglican Spirituality

Richard H. Schmidt - 2002 - 360 pages
...thec. O Lord, compel me to come in to thee. Two things have I required of thee, O Lord, deny thou me not before I die; remove far from me vanity and lies;...poor and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. Let me learn to abound, let me learn to suffer need, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content....
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Prayers, Verses, and Devotions

John Henry Newman - 2002 - 742 pages
...beauty of the Lord, and to visit His temple. Two things have I required of Thee, O Lord, deny Thou me not before I die; remove far from me vanity and lies;...poor and steal, and take the Name of my God in vain. Let me learn to abound, let me learn to suffer need, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content....
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Counseling Before Marriage Is a Necessity, Not an Option

Isaac M. Arku - 2002 - 164 pages
...things one used to do breeds frustration. Financial strain creates a life of conflicts between spouses. "Remove far from me vanity and lies; give me neither...me with food convenient for me. Lest I be full, and say, Who is the Lord? Or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain" (Proverbs...
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The Lord's Prayer: A Survey Theological and Literary

Nicholas Ayo - 2002 - 272 pages
...The just man could pray: "Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, 'Who is the Lord?' or lest I be poor, and steal, and profane the name of my God" (Prv 30:8-9). Bread was baked daily, because journeymen lived on daily...
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Get Wisdom

Ernest Verity - 2003 - 600 pages
...118:8, It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. The Prayer of Agur 30:7-9, Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not...poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. "Required" is from a prim, root, "to inquire." It has about 20 alternative meanings, including "pray,...
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The Pathway Into the Overcomer's Walk

Betty Miller - 2003 - 104 pages
...materialism, while the other breeds fear and poverty. Materialism and self-imposed martyrdom are both evils. Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither...poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain (Proverbs 30:8-9). Our lifestyles should not reflect the most expensive and extravagant clothes, diamonds,...
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Exploring the Pastoral Epistles: An Expository Commentary

John Phillips - 2003 - 464 pages
...the wisdom of the petitioner whose prayer is recorded in Proverbs 30:8-9: "Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest...poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain." The apostle thus avoided the snare that trapped Solomon, who became rich but very nearly ended up an...
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The Age of Reason

Thomas Paine - 2003 - 188 pages
...with any thing of prediction The prayer of Agur is in the 8th and gth verses, " Remove far from m« vanity and lies ; give me neither poverty nor riches...thee, and say. Who is the Lord ? or lest I be poor and »teal, and take the name of my fîod in vain." This has not «ny of the marks of being • Jewish...
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Exploring the Epistles of John: An Expository Commentary

John Phillips - 2003 - 233 pages
...nothing particularly blessed about being rich. Solomon prayed, "Give me neither poverty nor riches . . . lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, who is the...poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain" (Prov. 30:8-9). So John prayed that Gaius might "prosper and be in health." John may have felt that...
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The Contemporaries Meet the Classics on the Holy Spirit

Randall Harris - 2004 - 219 pages
...and spiritual frame of mind is beautifully expressed in the prayer of Agur: "Give me neither poverty nor riches: feed me with food convenient for me: lest...poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain." This is so far from being the natural disposition of our hearts, that the apostle represents the very...
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