four that never say, 'Enough!'
The grave, the barren womb,
land, which is never satisfied with water,
and fire, which never says, 'Enough!'
The eye that mocks a father,
that scorns obedience to a mother,
will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley,
will be eaten by the vultures.
There are three things that are too amazing for me,
four that I do not understand:
the way of an eagle in the sky,
the way of a snake on a rock,
the way of a ship on the high seas,
and the way of a man with a maiden."
3 things . . . 4
This is a poetic way of saying the list is not complete.
Reread these 3 passages.
They really are points that deserve reflection.
Who would group the grave, a barren woman,
land and fire in one category?
Or an eagle, snake, a ship, and 2 people in love?
In the future, if I have to get Charlie or Libby's attention
about obeying their parents,
I may consider sharing this proverb,
"your eyes will be pecked out by the raven of the valley,
and will be eaten by the vultures if you don't obey!"