Understanding (Prov 30:18-30:19)

“Three things are too wonderful for me.

Four things I do not understand.

They are

The way of an eagle in the sky,

The way of a serpent on a rock,

The way of a ship on the high seas,

And the way of a man with a girl.”

Once again we have the numeric formula of 3 and 4. The 4 things that he cannot understand, even though they are wonderful, are: 1) a flying eagle, 2) a serpent on a rock, 3) a ship sailing on the high seas, and 4) the sexual encounter of a man and a girl.

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