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Proverbs 29

Warnings and Instructions

1He who hardens his neck and refuses instruction after being often reproved (corrected, criticized),
Will suddenly be broken beyond repair.

When the righteous are in authority and become great, the people rejoice;
But when the wicked man rules, the people groan and sigh.

A man who loves [skillful and godly] wisdom makes his father joyful,
But he who associates with prostitutes wastes his wealth.

The king establishes (stabilizes) the land by justice,
But a man who takes bribes overthrows it.

A man who flatters his neighbor [with smooth words intending to do harm]
Is spreading a net for his own feet.

By his wicked plan an evil man is trapped,
But the righteous man sings and rejoices [for his plan brings good things to him].

The righteous man cares for the rights of the poor,
But the wicked man has no interest in such knowledge.

Scoffers set a city afire [by stirring up trouble],
But wise men turn away anger [and restore order with their good judgment].

If a wise man has a controversy with a foolish and arrogant man,
The foolish man [ignores logic and fairness and] only rages or laughs, and there is no peace (rest, agreement).
10 
The bloodthirsty hate the blameless [because of his integrity],
But the upright are concerned for his life.
11 
A [shortsighted] fool always loses his temper and displays his anger,
But a wise man [uses self-control and] holds it back.
12 
If a ruler pays attention to lies [and encourages corruption],
All his officials will become wicked.
13 
The poor man and the oppressor have this in common:
The Lord gives light to the eyes of both.
14 
If a king faithfully and truthfully judges the poor,
His throne shall be established forever.
15 
The rod and reproof (godly instruction) give wisdom,
But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
16 
When the wicked are in authority, transgression increases,
But the righteous will see the downfall of the wicked.
17 
Correct your son, and he will give you comfort;
Yes, he will delight your soul.
18 
Where there is no vision [no revelation of God and His word], the people are unrestrained;
But happy and blessed is he who keeps the law [of God].
19 
A servant will not be corrected by words alone;
For though he understands, he will not respond [nor pay attention].
20 
Do you see a [conceited] man who speaks quickly [offering his opinions or answering without thinking]?
There is more hope for a [thickheaded] [a]fool than for him.
21 
He who pampers his slave from childhood
Will find him to be a son in the end.
22 
An angry man stirs up strife,
And a hot-tempered and undisciplined man commits many transgressions.
23 
A man’s pride and sense of self-importance will bring him down,
But he who has a humble spirit will obtain honor.
24 
Whoever is partner with a thief hates his own life;
He hears the curse [when swearing an oath to testify], but discloses nothing [and commits perjury by omission].
25 
The fear of man brings a snare,
But whoever trusts in and puts his confidence in the Lord will be exalted and safe.
26 
Many seek the ruler’s favor,
But justice for man comes from the Lord.
27 
An unjust man is repulsive to the righteous,
And he who is upright in the way [of the Lord] is repulsive to the wicked.

Notas al pie

  1. Proverbs 29:20 See note 1:7.

Japanese Living Bible

箴言 知恵の泉 29

1何度しかられても言うことを聞かない者は、
突然倒れて二度と立ち直れません。
正しい人が治めると国民は喜び、
悪者が権力を握ると嘆きます。
知恵のある子は父親を幸せにしますが、
悪い女とつき合う者は財産を使い果たして、
親に恥をかかせます。
正しいことをする王は国をしっかり治め、
わいろを要求する王は国を滅ぼします。
5-6 調子のいいお世辞は罠です。
悪人はそれに足をとられて転びますが、
正しい人は近寄ろうともしないので安全です。
正しい人は貧しい人の権利も認めますが、
神を信じない者は気にもかけません。
愚か者はけんかの種をまき散らし、
知恵のある人は事を丸く収めます。
愚か者と言い争っても無駄です。
相手はかっとなり、感情をむき出しにして、
こちらをさげすむだけです。
10 神を恐れる人は、
いのちをつけねらう者のためにも祈ります。
11 神に逆らう者は頭にくるとすぐにどなり、
知恵のある人はじっと我慢します。
12 悪い指導者の回りには、悪い部下が集まるものです。
13 金持ちも貧しい人も、
主の前では全く同じように太陽の恵みを受けます。
14 貧しい人を差別せずに正しく裁く王は、
長く国を治めます。
15 子どもは、しかられ懲らしめられることで、
何が悪いことなのかを知ります。
わがままいっぱいに育てると、
あとで母親が恥をかきます。
16 支配者が悪いと国民も悪くなりますが、
正しい人は必ず彼らの滅びを見届けます。
17 子どもをきびしくしつければ、
老後は幸せに過ごせます。
18 神を知らない民は好き勝手に振る舞い、
手がつけられませんが、
国中の人が神の教えを守ろうとする国は幸いです。
19 右から左に聞き流す者は、しかるだけでなく、
懲らしめなければ言うことを聞きません。
20 短気な者に比べたら、愚か者のほうがまだましです。
21 使用人を子どものころから甘やかすと、
息子のように大きな顔をするようになります。
22 短気な者は争いの種をまき散らし、
いつもめんどうに巻き込まれます。
23 自分を鼻にかけすぎるとたたかれ、
謙遜にしているとほめられます。
24 悪いとわかっていながら、どろぼうに手を貸す者は、
いつかは自分にいや気がさします。
25 人を恐れることは危険な罠ですが、
主に頼れば安心です。
26 正しい裁判をしてほしかったら、
裁判官に取り入ろうとせず、主に任せなさい。
27 正しい人は悪者のすることが、
悪者は正しい人のすることが大きらいです。