Proverbs 30:11-15
Prov 30:11 (KJV)
There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.
When we look at the word “generation” it could be speaking of a certain time period but with what is in view, there is no specific time which these things could be attached with certainty. (Mat 23:35-36 KJV) That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. {36} Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. The best definition of the generation in view could be applied to the whole human race as the Lord describes in Matthew 23:35-36. Insolent children have cursed father and mother in all ages, it is something that continues especially in our day when younger people are doing it at an alarming rate. In Old Testament times, if a child cursed father and mother, they could be stoned to death. Today, they can sue to divorce their parents and be emancipated. Parental respect has gone by the wayside.
Prov 30:12 (KJV)
There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
Filthiness - Excrement or dung
This is a scathing denouncing of those who live in a prideful mindset. They look at everything they do and think that it is good. They do not realize that people who are unsaved cannot do any good deeds which are acceptable to the Lord. Millions think that salvation is something to be worked for and it is not. In fact, God likens this mindset to people who think that they are pure because of some religious ritual like confession or doing some good deeds, that attached to their deeds is the filthiness of dung. This is how God sees sin and it is detestable in His sight. The key in this verse is that the generation is pure in their own sight which means nothing. We must be pure in God’s sight and that requires a person becoming saved through the Lord Jesus Christ who washes all sins away from their soul. Only when the soul is washed in Christ’s blood is a person pure in God’s sight.
Prov 30:13 (KJB)
There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
These are two more signs of people who are filled with pride and live in arrogance. It is like the winking of the eyes. (Psa 35:19 KJV) Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause. David knew of this practice and those that wink with the eye are looking down their noses at people. In fact, since they think they are so high and mighty, they actually have a hatred for those they think they are better than. Throughout the entire time man is on the earth, there will always be those who think they are superior to others. It was pride that brought Satan down and pride will bring every person down who attempts to exalt themselves with it. Pride is exaltation in the mind and not in reality. So when someone thinks they are better than another, it is only in their mind and nowhere else. They get into trouble when their mind starts leaking out.
Prov 30:14 (KJV)
There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
Devour - Consumed
Since man was created on this earth, there has always been those in authority or have riches and power who have always used the poor people as their vassals. They have no problem with seeing the poor people consumed from off the earth, and that is the same attitude which has existed since the fall. Those in authority or have power have no regard for the poor people. It does not matter at what period in history we are speaking about, the rich always want to remove the poor so they can steal their lands and make some type of utopia on earth. They have no conscience about killing the poor because to them they are only cannon fodder. What the wealthy do, is deflate economies so many men are out of work. Then they coax them into the military so the rich can wage wars and take others lands. This is another way they use the poor and if they are killed in battle, then just make a memorial to them and somebody else will be glad to take their place.
Prov 30:15 (KJB)
The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:
Horseleach - A large leech
The leech when attached to the skin will suck blood from the person. This leech continues to suck blood and those who are like the horseleach have two daughters which continually say give. The words “give” are both in the Imperative which are making it a command. The selfishness of man makes demands on others and treats these demands like commands to be obeyed. (Prov 27:20 KJV) Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied. The more material goods some people gain, the more they want as their eyes of lust are never satisfied. It is always one more thing and then they will be satisfied. This verse starts a stream of answers which are likened to the two daughters of the horseleach.