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箴言 Proverbs
1喜爱受教的人,必喜爱智慧;憎恨规劝的人,真是糊涂。1He who loves discipline, loves knowledge; foolish is he who rejects correction.
2善心的人,必得上主喜悦;心术邪恶的人,必受降罚。2The good man wins the favor of Yahweh who condemns the one of evil schemes.
3没有人作恶而能稳立,唯有义人的根基永不动摇。3No man is made secure by evil but nothing undermines the roots of the upright.
4贤能的妻子,是她丈夫的冠冕;无耻的妻子,宛如丈夫骨中的腐蚀。4A good wife is her husband's crown while the shameless woman is like a cancer in his bones.
5义人思念公正,恶人计划诡谲。5The plans of the upright are honest and the plottings of the wicked deceitful.
6恶人的言谈,是流血的陷阱;义人的口舌,设法搭救他人。6The words of the wicked are mortal snares but the virtuous refute and elude them.
7恶人一旦倾覆,便不复存在;义人的家室,却得以久存。7The evildoers are thrown down and are no more; but the house of the virtuous will never crumble.
8人凭自己的识见,获得赞美;但心地邪僻的人,必受轻视。8Everyone is praised in proportion to his prudence; while the corrupt of heart will be met with contempt.
9一个自给自足的平民,比爱排场而缺食的人,更为可贵。9Better to be a common man and have a servant than to feel oneself great and run short of bread.
10义人珍惜禽兽的生命,恶人的心肠残忍刻薄。10The upright man looks after his animals but the wicked are heartless.
11自耕其地的人,必得饱食;追求虚幻的人,实属愚昧。11He who cultivates the earth will have his fill of bread, while the fool chases after illusions.
12邪恶的想望,是恶人的罗网;义人的根基,却永动摇。12The desires of the wicked produce evil, but the roots of the virtuous produce fruit.
13恶人失口,自寻苦恼;义人却能幸免受累。13The wicked man is entangled in his own lies, but the virtuous man will be saved from misfortune.
14人必饱尝自己口舌的果实,必按自己的行为获得报应。14Those who meditates on wisdom will attain all that is good; each one is rewarded according to the works of his hands.
15愚昧的人,常以为自己的道路正直;但明智的人,却常听从劝告。15The fool considers his way right while the wise man listens to advice.
16愚昧的人,立时显出自己的愤怒;机智的人,却忍辱而不外露。16The fool shows his annoyance immediately, but the discreet man overlooks an insult.
17吐露真情,是彰显正义;作假见证,是自欺欺人。17The trustworthy witness leads to the truth, and the liar to confusion.
18出言不慎,有如利刃伤人;智者的口,却常疗愈他人。18The one who speaks thoughtlessly pierces like a sword; but the words of the wise bring healing.
19讲实话的唇舌,永垂不朽;说谎话的舌头,瞬息即逝。19Truthful words endure forever but lies, for only a moment.
20图谋恶事的,心怀欺诈;策划和平的,必得喜乐,20Deceit dwells in the heart of the schemer, happiness in those who pursue peace.
21义人常无往不利,恶人却备受灾殃。21No misfortune will befall the virtuous but the wicked will have their fill of troubles.
22欺诈的唇舌,为上主所深恶;行事诚实的,才为他所中悦。22Yahweh hates the lips of liars and loves those who speak the truth.
23机智的人,使自己的才学深藏不露;心中愚昧的人,只会彰显自己的愚蠢。23The discreet man conceals his wisdom while fools make public their nonsense.
24勤劳的手,必要掌权;懒慢的手,只有服役。24The hardworking hand will rule; and the lazy will have to obey.
25忧郁使人心消沉,良言使人心快活。25Intense grief depresses the heart while a friendly word makes it glad.
26义人给自己的友伴指示道路,恶人的行动却引人误入歧途。26The just man guides his neighbor while the way of the wicked leads them astray.
27懒惰的人,无米为炊;勤劳的人,腰缠万贯。27The lazy hand will have no game to cook: being industrious is the secret of wealth.
28正义的路,导向生命;邪恶的路,引人丧亡。28Life is to be found on the path of virtue, the way of the wicked leads to death.
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