Proverbs 30:24

NET ©

There are four things on earth that are small, but they are exceedingly wise:

NIV ©

"Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise:

NASB ©

Four things are small on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise:

NLT ©

There are four things on earth that are small but unusually wise:

MSG ©

There are four small creatures, wisest of the wise they are--

BBE ©

There are four things which are little on the earth, but they are very wise:

NRSV ©

Four things on earth are small, yet they are exceedingly wise:

NKJV ©

There are four things which are little on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise:

KJV
There be four
<0702>
[things which are] little
<06996>
upon the earth
<0776>_,
but they [are] exceeding
<02449> (8794)
wise
<02450>_:
{exceeding...: Heb. wise, made wise}
HEBREW
Mymkxm
<02449>
Mymkx
<02450>
hmhw
<01992>
Ura
<0776>
ynjq
<06996>
Mh
<01992>
hebra (30:24)
<0702>
LXXM
tessara
<5064>  
A-NPN
de
<1161>  
PRT
estin
<1510>  
V-PAI-3S
elacista
 
A-NPNS
epi
<1909>  
PREP
thv
<3588>  
T-GSF
ghv
<1065>  
N-GSF
tauta
<3778>  
D-NPN
de
<1161>  
PRT
estin
<1510>  
V-PAI-3S
sofwtera
<4680>  
A-NPNC
twn
<3588>  
T-GPM
sofwn
<4680>  
A-GPM
NET © [draft] ITL
There are four
<0702>
things on earth
<0776>
that are
<01992>
small
<06996>
, but they
<01992>
are exceedingly
<02449>
wise
<02450>
:
NET © Notes

tn Heb “Four are the small things of the earth.” TEV has “four animals,” though in the list of four that follows, two are insects and one is a reptile.

tn The construction uses the Pual participle with the plural adjective as an intensive; these four creatures are the very embodiment of wisdom (BDB 314 s.v. חָכַם Pu).