Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 18

1孤傲者独善其身,
    他恼恨一切真知。
愚人不喜欢悟性,
    只喜欢发表意见。
邪恶与藐视同行,
    无耻与羞辱为伴。
人口中的话如同深水,
    智慧之泉像涓涓溪流。
袒护恶人、冤枉义人都为不善。
愚人说话引起纷争,
    他的口招来鞭打。
愚人的口自招灭亡,
    他的嘴坑害他自己。
闲言碎语如同美食,
    深入人的五脏六腑。
懒惰人与毁坏者臭味相投。
10 耶和华的名是坚固保障,
    义人投奔其中就得安稳。
11 财富是富人的坚城,
    在他幻想中是高墙。
12 骄傲是败亡的前奏,
    谦虚是尊荣的先锋。
13 未听先答的人,
    自显愚昧和羞辱。
14 人的心灵能忍受疾病,
    谁能忍受破碎的心灵?
15 哲士的心得知识,
    智者的耳求知识。
16 礼物为人开路,
    领人晋见权贵。
17 先告状的看似有理,
    一经对质真相大白。
18 抽签可以平息争端,
    调解强者间的纠纷。
19 与结怨的兄弟和解比攻城还难,
    争端难破,如坚城的门闩。
20 人因口中所说的话而饱足,
    因嘴中所出的言语而满足。
21 口舌能够定生死,
    多嘴多言食恶果。
22 得到妻子就是得到珍宝,
    也是蒙了耶和华的恩惠。
23 穷人哀声恳求,
    富人恶言相向。
24 滥交友,自招损;
    得知己,胜手足。

New International Version

Proverbs 18

1An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends
    and against all sound judgment starts quarrels.

Fools find no pleasure in understanding
    but delight in airing their own opinions.

When wickedness comes, so does contempt,
    and with shame comes reproach.

The words of the mouth are deep waters,
    but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.

It is not good to be partial to the wicked
    and so deprive the innocent of justice.

The lips of fools bring them strife,
    and their mouths invite a beating.

The mouths of fools are their undoing,
    and their lips are a snare to their very lives.

The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
    they go down to the inmost parts.

One who is slack in his work
    is brother to one who destroys.

10 The name of the Lord is a fortified tower;
    the righteous run to it and are safe.

11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;
    they imagine it a wall too high to scale.

12 Before a downfall the heart is haughty,
    but humility comes before honor.

13 To answer before listening—
    that is folly and shame.

14 The human spirit can endure in sickness,
    but a crushed spirit who can bear?

15 The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge,
    for the ears of the wise seek it out.

16 A gift opens the way
    and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.

17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right,
    until someone comes forward and cross-examines.

18 Casting the lot settles disputes
    and keeps strong opponents apart.

19 A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city;
    disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.

20 From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled;
    with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.

21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
    and those who love it will eat its fruit.

22 He who finds a wife finds what is good
    and receives favor from the Lord.

23 The poor plead for mercy,
    but the rich answer harshly.

24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,
    but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.