Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 1

箴言的价值

1这是大卫的儿子以色列王所罗门的箴言。

为使人认识智慧和教诲,
    领悟真知灼见;
为使人接受劝诫,
    为人处事仁义、公平、正直;
使愚昧人明智,
    使青年有知识和明辨力;
使智者听了长学问,
    明哲听了得指引;
使人领悟箴言和比喻,
    明白智者的话和谜语。

知识始于敬畏耶和华,

    愚人轻视智慧和教诲。
孩子啊,
    你要听从父亲的教诲,
    不可背弃母亲的训言。
因为这要作你头上的华冠,
    颈上的项链。
10 孩子啊,恶人若引诱你,
    千万不要听从。
11 他们若说:“跟我们来吧,
    我们去埋伏杀人,
    暗害无辜者取乐;
12 我们要像阴间一样生吞他们,
    整个吞没他们,
    使他们如坠入坟墓的人;
13 我们必得到各样宝物,
    把战利品装满我们的房屋。
14 跟我们一起干吧,
    大家有福同享!”
15 孩子啊,
    不要走他们的道,
    切莫行他们的路。
16 因为他们奔向罪恶,
    急速地去杀人流血。
17 在飞鸟眼前设网罗,徒劳无功。
18 他们埋伏,却自流己血;
    他们伏击,却自害己命。
19 这就是贪爱不义之财者的结局,
    不义之财终要夺去他们的性命。

智慧的劝诫

20 智慧在大街上高喊,
    在广场上扬声,
21 在热闹的市集宣告,
    在城门口演说:
22 “你们愚昧人喜爱愚昧,
    嘲讽者以嘲弄为乐,
    无知者厌恶知识,
    要到什么时候呢?
23 你们若因我的责备而回转,
    我就向你们显明我的旨意[a]
    叫你们明白我的话语。
24 我呼唤你们,
    你们却充耳不闻;
    我向你们招手,
    你们却视若无睹。
25 你们漠视我的劝诫,
    不接受我的责备。
26 因此,
    你们遭遇灾难时,
    我必发笑;
    惊恐临到你们时,
    我必嗤笑——
27 那时,恐惧如风暴袭击你们,
    灾难如旋风临到你们,
    忧愁和苦难吞没你们。
28 你们呼求我,
    我也不回答;
    你们恳切地寻找我,
    却找不到。
29 因为你们厌恶知识,
    不愿意敬畏耶和华,
30 不接受我的劝诫,
    又藐视我的责备。
31 所以,你们必自食其果,
    因自己的恶谋而吃尽苦头。
32 愚昧人背离正道,
    自招灭亡;
    愚顽人逍遥自在,
    毁掉自己。
33 然而,那听从我的必安然居住,
    得享安宁,
    不怕灾祸。”

Notas al pie

  1. 1:23 我就向你们显明我的旨意”希伯来文是“我就将我的灵浇灌你们”。

The Message

Proverbs 1

Wise Sayings of Solomon

A Manual for Living

11-6 These are the wise sayings of Solomon,
    David’s son, Israel’s king—
Written down so we’ll know how to live well and right,
    to understand what life means and where it’s going;
A manual for living,
    for learning what’s right and just and fair;
To teach the inexperienced the ropes
    and give our young people a grasp on reality.
There’s something here also for seasoned men and women,
    still a thing or two for the experienced to learn—
Fresh wisdom to probe and penetrate,
    the rhymes and reasons of wise men and women.

Start with God

Start with God—the first step in learning is bowing down to God;
    only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.

8-19 Pay close attention, friend, to what your father tells you;
    never forget what you learned at your mother’s knee.
Wear their counsel like flowers in your hair,
    like rings on your fingers.
Dear friend, if bad companions tempt you,
    don’t go along with them.
If they say—“Let’s go out and raise some hell.
    Let’s beat up some old man, mug some old woman.
Let’s pick them clean
    and get them ready for their funerals.
We’ll load up on top-quality loot.
    We’ll haul it home by the truckload.
Join us for the time of your life!
    With us, it’s share and share alike!”—
Oh, friend, don’t give them a second look;
    don’t listen to them for a minute.
They’re racing to a very bad end,
    hurrying to ruin everything they lay hands on.
Nobody robs a bank
    with everyone watching,
Yet that’s what these people are doing—
    they’re doing themselves in.
When you grab all you can get, that’s what happens:
    the more you get, the less you are.

Lady Wisdom

20-21 Lady Wisdom goes out in the street and shouts.
    At the town center she makes her speech.
In the middle of the traffic she takes her stand.
    At the busiest corner she calls out:

22-24 “Simpletons! How long will you wallow in ignorance?
    Cynics! How long will you feed your cynicism?
Idiots! How long will you refuse to learn?
    About face! I can revise your life.
Look, I’m ready to pour out my spirit on you;
    I’m ready to tell you all I know.
As it is, I’ve called, but you’ve turned a deaf ear;
    I’ve reached out to you, but you’ve ignored me.

25-28 “Since you laugh at my counsel
    and make a joke of my advice,
How can I take you seriously?
    I’ll turn the tables and joke about your troubles!
What if the roof falls in,
    and your whole life goes to pieces?
What if catastrophe strikes and there’s nothing
    to show for your life but rubble and ashes?
You’ll need me then. You’ll call for me, but don’t expect
        an answer.
    No matter how hard you look, you won’t find me.

29-33 “Because you hated Knowledge
    and had nothing to do with the Fear-of-God,
Because you wouldn’t take my advice
    and brushed aside all my offers to train you,
Well, you’ve made your bed—now lie in it;
    you wanted your own way—now, how do you like it?
Don’t you see what happens, you simpletons, you idiots?
    Carelessness kills; complacency is murder.
First pay attention to me, and then relax.
    Now you can take it easy—you’re in good hands.”