Proverbs:Chapter 28

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1惡人無人追蹤,仍然竄逃;義人安然自得,有如雄獅。 1The wicked man runs away even when no one is after him but the virtuous man feels as safe as a lion.
2由於國家的罪,領袖時有更迭;惟賴明哲之士,邦國方能久存。 2A country, for its sins, has many rulers; but with one wise ruler there is stability.
3欺壓弱小的惡霸,有如沖沒穀糧的暴雨。 3The evildoer oppressing the poor is like destructive floods which leave no food.
4違法的人,稱揚敗類;守法的人,與之為敵。 4Those who foresake the Law applaud evil; those faithful to the Law fight evil.
5作惡的人,不明瞭正義;尋求上主的,卻全洞識。 5The wicked have no understanding of justice but those who seek Yahweh understand all.
6為人正直的窮人,勝於行為邪僻的富人。 6Better the poor but honest life than devious living, with riches.
7遵守法律的,是智慧之子;交結蕩子的,是取辱己父。 7A clever man keeps the Law, while he who associates with scoundrels brings shame to his father.
8誰放貸取利增加己產,是為憐恤貧乏者積蓄。 8He who adds to his wealth by usury and greed amasses it for another who has compassion on the poor.
9對於法律,人若充耳不聞,他的祈禱,也為上主所惡。 9If anyone turns a deaf ear to the Law, even his prayer is contaminated by sin.
10勾引正直的人走上邪路的,必落在自己所掘的坑內;但正直的人仍能繼承幸福。 10He who leads the virtuous astray will fall into his own trap. The upright will inherit happiness.
11富貴的人,自認為有智慧,聰明的窮人一眼即看穿。 11The rich man thinks himself wise while the poor but sensible man knows how to show him up.
12義人獲勝,群情歡騰;惡霸當道,人人走避。 12When the virtuous triumph, there is great feasting, but when the wicked dominate, everybody hides.
13文過飾非的,必不會順利;認錯悔改的,將蒙受憐憫。 13Whoever conceals his faults will not prosper, but he who confesses and renounces them will be shown mercy.
14常戒慎的人,必蒙祝福;心硬如鐵者,必遭災禍。 14Happy the one who always lives in the fear of God; he who hardens his heart will fall on disaster.
15暴君欺凌貧窮弱小,有如咆哮怒獅,饑餓野熊。 15A roaring lion, a hungry bear, such is the bad leader of a poor people.
16無知的昏君,必橫行霸道;憎恨貪婪的,將延年益壽。 16The ruler lacking intelligence multiplies oppression; but he who abhors greed will endure.
17身負血債者,雖逃至死地,也無人搭救。 17The man wanted for murder will be on the run until death. Let him go!
18行走正路的,必安然無恙;愛走曲徑的,必墮入陷阱。 18He who goes his way honestly will be saved, he who vacillates between two ways will fall in one of them.
19自耕其地的,必常得飽食;追求虛幻的,必飽嘗貧苦。 19He who tends his land will have an abundance of bread, while he who chases illusions will have his fill of misery.
20忠誠篤實的人,將滿渥福祉;急於致富的人,將難免無過。 20The trustworthy man will be heaped with blessings, but he who is preoccupied with getting rich will not be guiltless.
21顧及人的情面,原非一件好事;但為一片麵包,人卻陷身不義。 21It is not good to show partiality but a man will do wrong for a mouthful of bread.
22眼睛貪婪的人,匆匆急於致富;豈知貧乏窮困,即將臨他身上! 22The greedy-eyed man is on the lookout for wealth not knowing that misfortune will befall him.
23責斥他人的,終比奉承的,更得人愛戴。 23He who reproves another will eventually enjoy more favor than the flatterer.
24向自己父母行竊,卻說「這並不是罪,」與強盜是同路人。 24He who steals from his father and mother saying, "It's not a sin," is just like a criminal.
25貪得無厭的人,必引起爭端;信賴上主的人,必心安理得。 25The greedy man brings about trouble; but he who trusts in Yahweh will be filled with good things.
26自恃聰明的,實是糊塗人;行事智慧的,必安全無恙。 26He who trusts in himself is just like a fool; while he who walks wisely will be saved.
27樂施濟貧的,決不會匱乏;視若無睹的,必飽受咒罵。 27He who gives to the poor will not be in need; but he who turns a blind eye to them will have his fill of disgrace.
28惡霸當道,人人走避;惡霸滅亡,義人興旺。 28When the wicked triumph, everybody hides; but when they perish, the virtuous multiply.

 

 

 

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