Proverbs 30:27

Proverbs 30:27


Proverbs 30:27  The locust have no "KING", yet go they forth all of them by bands. 


Actually my question is being the sons of God are the locusts, why does the scripture say they have no KING? 


Does this just mean they have no carnal king?




The Hebrew word translated “no,” is Ayin, Strong’s # 369.



369. /y]a^ °ayin: A particle or semiverb of negation or nonexistence meaning no, none, nothing. It is used hundreds of times with various negative nuances. It can simply negate something (Ex 17:7; Ps 135:17) or assert that something is as nothing in comparison (Isa 40:17). Used with the preposition ‎, it indicates nonpossession (Gen 11:30; Prov 13:7; Isa 27:4; Hos 10:3). It refers to the lack of a successor (Dan 9:26). I

(from The Complete Word Study Dictionary: Old Testament Copyright © 2003 by AMG Publishers. All rights reserved.)


“Ayin” is translated, “nothingness,” because there is nothing that can be compared to it.


The Kabbalists liken “Ayin” to the Keter, because there is nothing that can compare to it in our world.


The following sentence is copied from the notes that I took when reading and studying “Etz Chayyim,” the Tree of Life:


“Keter has no analogy in the realm of our experience, so it is sometimes referred to as “nothingness” (‘ayin), and thought as remaining hidden within the Supreme Emanator (Keter).”


“Keter,” or, “nothingness,” is associated with the word “crown” (king), and with the Name of God, “I AM” (Eyeh), the self-existent one.


In view of the above, we can translate Proverbs 30:27, as follows:


King; I AM (have no=nothingness=I AM); grasshoppers (locusts); to go forth into exile; “by” not in the Hebrew; to divide, cut off, come to an end, sing (bands); all


Proverbs 30:27

I AM, [is] king of all the grasshoppers that went forth into exile [and] were cut off [from Jehovah, because] they sang [songs, or, called out to other gods].





/s?ŋ/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [sing] Show IPA verb, sang or, often, sung; sung; sing·ing; noun

–verb (used without object)


1. to utter words or sounds in succession with musical modulations of the voice; vocalize melodically.


2. to perform a song or voice composition: She promised to sing for us.


3. to produce melodious sounds, usually high in pitch, as certain birds, insects, etc.: The nightingale sang in the tree.


4. to compose poetry: Keats sang briefly but gloriously.


5. to tell about or praise someone or something in verse or song: He sang of the warrior's prowess.


6. to admit of being sung, as verses: This lyric sings well.


7. to give out a continuous ringing, whistling, murmuring, burbling, or other euphonious sound, as a teakettle or a brook.


8. to make a short whistling, ringing, or whizzing sound: The bullet sang past his ear.


9. (of an electrical amplifying system) to produce an undesired self-sustained oscillation.


10. to have the sensation of a ringing or humming sound, as the ears.


11. Slang. to confess or act as an informer; squeal.


–verb (used with object)


12. to utter with musical modulations of the voice, as a song.


13. to escort or accompany with singing.


14. to proclaim enthusiastically.


15. to bring, send, put, etc., with or by singing: She sang the baby to sleep.


16. to chant or intone: to sing mass.


17. to tell or praise in verse or song.




18. the act or performance of singing.


19. a gathering or meeting of persons for the purpose of singing: a community sing.


20. a singing, ringing, or whistling sound, as of a bullet.


—Verb phrase


21. sing out, Informal. to call in a loud voice;


Num 13:33

33And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.



Isa 40:22

22It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:



Job 38:7

7When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.



Job 38:7

When the princes of the morning united to call out [to other gods], and the sons of God shouted the alarm.



Gen 11:1

 1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.



Gen 11:6-7

6And the Lord  said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

7Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.


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