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Òwe 1

Èròǹgbà àti kókó-ọ̀rọ̀

1Àwọn òwe ti Solomoni, ọmọ Dafidi, ọba Israẹli.

Láti le ní ọgbọ́n àti ẹ̀kọ́,
    Láti ní òye àwọn ọ̀rọ̀-ìjìnlẹ̀.
Láti gba ẹ̀kọ́ ọgbọ́n, òdodo,
    àti ìdájọ́, àti àìṣègbè;
láti fi òye fún onírẹ̀lẹ̀,
    ìmọ̀ àti ìṣọ́ra fún àwọn èwe.
Jẹ́ kí ọlọ́gbọ́n tẹ́tí kí ó sì ní ìmọ̀ kún ìmọ̀,
    sì jẹ́ kí ẹni òye gba ìtọ́sọ́nà.
Láti mọ ìtumọ̀ òwe àti ìtán-dòwe,
    àwọn ọ̀rọ̀ àti àlọ́ àwọn ọlọ́gbọ́n.

Ìbẹ̀rù Olúwa ni ìbẹ̀rẹ̀ ìmọ̀,
    ṣùgbọ́n aláìgbọ́n kẹ́gàn ọgbọ́n àti ẹ̀kọ́.

Ọ̀rọ̀ ìyànjú láti ṣàfẹ́rí ọgbọ́n

Tẹ́tí, ìwọ ọmọ mi sí ẹ̀kọ́ baba rẹ,
    má ṣe kọ ẹ̀kọ́ màmá rẹ sílẹ̀.
Wọn yóò jẹ́ òdòdó ẹ̀yẹ olóòórùn dídùn lórí rẹ
    àti ọ̀ṣọ́ tí ó dára yí ọrùn rẹ ká.

10 Ọmọ mi, bí àwọn ẹlẹ́ṣẹ̀ bá ń tàn ọ́,
    má ṣe gbà fún wọn.
11 Bí wọn bá wí pé, “Wá pẹ̀lú wa;
    jẹ́ kí á ba ní ibùba fún ẹ̀jẹ̀ ẹnìkan,
    jẹ́ kí á lúgọ ní ìkọ̀kọ̀ de aláìṣẹ̀ ní àìnídìí;
12 Jẹ́ ká gbé wọn mì láààyè, bí ibojì òkú,
    àti lódidi, bí àwọn tí ń sọ̀kalẹ̀ lọ sínú kòtò;
13 A ó rí ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀ nǹkan tó níye lórí
    a ó sì fi ìkógun kún inú ilé wa;
14 Da ìpín rẹ pọ̀ mọ́ àárín wa,
    a ó sì jọ pawó sínú àpò kan náà”
15 Ọmọ mi, má ṣe bá wọn lọ,
    má ṣe rìn ní ojú ọ̀nà wọn;
16 Nítorí ẹsẹ̀ wọn ń sáré sí ẹ̀ṣẹ̀,
    wọ́n yára láti ta ẹ̀jẹ̀ sílẹ̀.
17 Wàhálà asán ni kí ènìyàn máa dẹ àwọ̀n sílẹ̀,
    ní ojú ẹyẹ!
18 Àwọn ọkùnrin wọ̀nyí ń lúgọ fún ẹ̀jẹ̀ ara wọn.
    Ara wọn ni wọ́n ń dá lọ́nà
19 Báyìí ni ìgbẹ̀yìn gbogbo àwọn tí ń wá èrè àìtọ́;
    yóò mú ẹ̀mí gbogbo ẹni tí ó rí i lọ.

Ìkìlọ̀ láti má ṣe kọ ọgbọ́n sílẹ̀

20 Ọgbọ́n kígbe sókè ní pópó
    ó gbé ohùn rẹ̀ sókè láàrín ọjà;
21 Láàrín ọjà ni ó ti kígbe jáde
    Ní ibodè ìlú ni ó ti sọ̀rọ̀ ọ rẹ̀:

22 “Yóò ha ti pẹ́ tó tí ẹ̀yin aláìmọ̀kan yóò fi fẹ́ àìmọ̀kan yín tó?
    Yóò ha ti pẹ́ tó tí àwọn ẹlẹ́gàn yóò ṣe inú dídùn sí ìpẹ̀gàn tó?
    Àwọn aláìgbọ́n kórìíra ìmọ̀?
23 Bí ẹ bá ti gbọ́ ìbáwí ì mi ni,
    Ǹ bá ti tú ohun tí ó wà nínú ọkàn mi jáde fún yín
    kí n sì fi inú mi hàn sí i yín.
24 Ṣùgbọ́n níwọ̀n bí ẹ ti kọ ìpè ní ìgbà tí mo pè
    kò sì sí ẹni tí ó kọ ibi ara sí mi gbà tí mo na ọwọ́ sí wọn,
25 Níwọ́n bí ẹ ti kọ gbogbo ìmọ̀ràn mi,
    tí ẹ̀yin kò sì gba ìbáwí mi,
26 Èmi pẹ̀lú yóò fi ìdààmú yín rẹ́rìn-ín;
    èmi yóò ṣẹ̀fẹ̀ nígbà tí ìyọnu bá dé bá a yín.
27 Nígbà tí ìyọnu bá dé bá a yín bí ìjì líle,
    Nígbà tí ìdààmú bá dé bá ọ bí ààjà,
    nígbà tí wàhálà àti ìbànújẹ́ ọkàn bá bò ọ́ mọ́lẹ̀.

28 “Nígbà náà ni wọn yóò ké pè mí ṣùgbọ́n, èmi kò ní dáhùn;
    wọn yóò fi ara balẹ̀ wá mi ṣùgbọ́n wọn kì yóò rí mi.
29 Níwọ́n bí wọ́n ti kórìíra ìmọ̀
    tí wọ́n sì kọ̀ láti bẹ̀rù Olúwa.
30 Níwọ́n bí wọn kò ti gbà ìmọ̀ràn mi
    tí wọ́n sì kẹ́gàn ìmọ̀ràn mi,
31 Wọn yóò jẹ èrè iṣẹ́ ọwọ́ wọn
    wọn yóò sì jèrè èso ètè wọn ní kíkún
32 Nítorí ìrìnkurìn àwọn aláìmọ̀kan ni yóò pa wọ́n
    ìkáwọ́gbera aláìgbọ́n ni yóò pa á run;
33 Ṣùgbọ́n ẹnìkan tí ó bá fetí sí mi, yóò gbé láìléwu
    yóò sì wà nínú ìdẹ̀ra, láìsí ìbẹ̀rù ìpalára.”

New International Reader's Version

Proverbs 1

Purpose

1These are the proverbs of Solomon. He was the son of David and the king of Israel.

Proverbs teach you wisdom and instruct you.
    They help you understand wise sayings.
They provide you with instruction and help you live wisely.
    They lead to what is right and honest and fair.
They give understanding to childish people.
    They give knowledge and good sense to those who are young.
Let wise people listen and add to what they have learned.
    Let those who understand what is right get guidance.
What I’m teaching also helps you understand proverbs and stories.
    It helps you understand the sayings and riddles of those who are wise.

If you really want to gain knowledge, you must begin by having respect for the Lord.
    But foolish people hate wisdom and instruction.

Think and Live Wisely

A Warning Against Sinful Men

My son, listen to your father’s advice.
    Don’t turn away from your mother’s teaching.
What they teach you will be like a beautiful crown on your head.
    It will be like a chain to decorate your neck.

10 My son, if sinful men tempt you,
    don’t give in to them.
11 They might say, “Come along with us.
    Let’s hide and wait to kill someone who hasn’t done anything wrong.
    Let’s catch some harmless person in our trap.
12 Let’s swallow them alive, as the grave does.
    Let’s swallow them whole, like those who go down into the pit.
13 We’ll get all kinds of valuable things.
    We’ll fill our houses with what we steal.
14 Cast lots with us for what they own.
    We’ll share everything we take from them.”
15 My son, don’t go along with them.
    Don’t even set your feet on their paths.
16 They are always in a hurry to sin.
    They are quick to spill someone’s blood.
17 How useless it is to spread a net
    where every bird can see it!
18 Those who hide and wait will spill their own blood.
    They will be caught in their own trap.
19 That’s what happens to everyone
    who goes after money in the wrong way.
That kind of money takes away
    the life of those who get it.

Wisdom’s Warning

20 Out in the open wisdom calls out.
    She raises her voice in a public place.
21 On top of the city wall she cries out.
    Here is what she says near the gate of the city.

22 “How long will you childish people love your childish ways?
    How long will you rude people enjoy making fun of God and others?
    How long will you foolish people hate knowledge?
23 Pay attention to my warning!
    Then I will pour out my thoughts to you.
    I will make known to you my teachings.
24 But you refuse to listen when I call out to you.
    No one pays attention when I reach out my hand.
25 You turn away from all my advice.
    And you do not accept my warning.
26 So I will laugh at you when you are in danger.
    I will make fun of you when hard times come.
27 I will laugh when hard times hit you like a storm.
    I will laugh when danger comes your way like a windstorm.
    I will make fun of you when suffering and trouble come.

28 “Then you will call to me. But I won’t answer.
    You will look for me. But you won’t find me.
29 You hated knowledge.
    You didn’t choose to have respect for the Lord.
30 You wouldn’t accept my advice.
    You turned your backs on my warnings.
31 So you will eat the fruit of the way you have lived.
    You will choke on the fruit of what you have planned.

32 “The wrong path that childish people take will kill them.
    Foolish people will be destroyed by being satisfied with the way they live.
33 But those who listen to me will live in safety.
    They will be at ease and have no fear of being harmed.”