Proverbs:Chapter 22


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箴言 Proverbs
1信譽比多財可取,敬仰比金銀可貴。 1A good name is better than great wealth; fame is preferable to silver or gold.
2富人與窮人彼此相遇,二者皆為上主所造。 2Rich and poor have something in common, Yahweh has made them all.
3精明人遇見災禍,即行隱避;無知者反向前走,自招損害。 3The discreet man foresees disgrace and hides, the ignorant keep going at their own expense.
4謙卑的賞報,是敬畏上主,是享有財富、尊榮和生命。 4The reward of humility is fear of Yahweh, wealth, honor and life.
5邪惡者的路上,滿佈荊棘羅網;潔身自愛的人,必能遠而避之。 5The path of the wicked is paved with thorns and traps, he who loves his life will keep his distance.
6你教導孩童應行的道路,待他老年時也不會離棄。 6Teach a child the way he should go, he will not stray from it while he lives.
7富人宰割窮人,債主奴役債戶。 7The rich man lords it over the poor, the borrower is the moneylender's slave.
8播種邪惡的,必收穫災禍;他辛苦工作,必全屬徒勞。 8Whoever sows injustice reaps disaster; the power of the wicked will be broken.
9目光慈祥的,必蒙受祝福,因他將食糧,施捨給窮人。 9The warmhearted man will be blessed since he shares his bread with the poor.
10趕走了狂人,就除了爭執;爭訟與侮辱,亦相繼止息。 10Throw out the mocker and the dispute will cease, fighting and insults will end.
11純潔的心靈,是上主所愛;優雅的唇舌,是君王所悅。 11He who loves purity of heart and speaks sensibly will find a friend in the king.
12上主的眼目,常衛護知識;敗類的言論,必加以毀滅。 12Yahweh's look protects the wise man and discredits the words of the liar.
13只有懶人說:「外面有獅子,在街市之中,我會被吞噬」。 13The lazy man says, "There is a lion outside, he will kill me in the street."
14淫婦們的口,實是個深坑;上主惱怒的,必墜入其中。 14The adulterous woman's mouth is a deep pit, he whom Yahweh wishes to punish will fall into it.
15孩童心中藏愚昧,只有戒尺能驅逐。 15The heart of the child is naturally foolish, the beating of instruction will cure it.
16欺壓窮人,是使他致富;餽贈富者,是使他貧窮。 16When you oppress the poor, you make them grow; when you give to the rich, you waste everything.
17你應當傾聽智者的訓言,應專心致意領會我的知識。 17Give ear, listen to the words of the wise and apply yourself to understanding them,
18你若細心存想,常在口中誦念,必會令你喜悅。 18because it will be your delight to keep them deep within you, to have them always ready on your lips.
19為使你的信賴全托於上主,我今日特將道路指示給你。 19I wish now to teach you, so that you will place your trust in Yahweh.
20關於教誨和知識,我豈未多次寫過, 20Have I not written for you thirty chapters of advice and knowledge
21使你認識真言實理,答覆前來問你的人? 21so that you may recognize the truth and be able to answer rightly him who sent you?
22你不可因為人窮而剝削窮人,亦不可在城門口欺壓弱小者; 22Do not take from the poor man just because he is poor or condemn the one in misfortune,
23因為他們的案件,上主必予以辯護;凡剝奪他們的人,上主必討其生命。 23because Yahweh will intercede for them and will carry off the life of their oppressors.
24易怒的人,不可與他交結,暴躁的人,不要與他往來, 24Do not befriend the angry man or be a companion to the one of rage,
25免得你沾染他的惡習,甘冒喪失性命的危險。 25for fear you adopt their ways and lose your life in their midst.
26不要為別人擊掌,不要為債務作保; 26Do not be one of those who undertake a commitment and act as guarantor of debts;
27免得你沒有什麼償還時,連你的床榻也被人奪走。 27if you cannot pay, they will take from you the very bed in which you sleep.
28祖先立定的舊界,你不要加以移動。 28Do not move the ancient boundaries established by your forefathers.
29你曾見過辦事能幹的人嗎?他必侍立在君王面前,決不侍立在傭人面前。 29You see a clever man at work? He will enter the service of kings; he will not stay in the service of people of no renown.




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