“There are those who curse their fathers.
They do not bless their mothers.
There are those who are pure in their own eyes.
Yet they are not cleansed of their filthiness.
There are those who have lofty eyes.
They lift their eyelids high.
There are those whose teeth are swords.
Their teeth are like knives.
They want to devour the poor from off the earth.
They want to devour the needy from among men.”
This interlude with Agur concludes as he considers four types of sinners. The first type of sinner is the disrespectful child who curses his father and does not bless his mother. Next are the self satisfied who pretend to be pure but are actually filthy. Thirdly, the arrogant lift their eyes and eye lids high in distain. Finally, there are the avarice ones with their sharp teeth. They want to devour the poor and the needy among us.